What is the difference between a "digit" and a "number"?

by Matt on May 12, 2009

in Mathematics, Video Examples, Videos

Watch this video to learn the difference between a “digit” and a “number”. ┬áLet me know what you think.

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Marie Ysabelle D. Utrera June 16, 2011 at 3:13 am

It was great!!! Thanks for teaching me! Now I know what is the difference between a digit and a number!!!



Karen October 2, 2011 at 3:08 pm

Very clear explanation. I may share it with my students. Thank you.


Bob October 2, 2011 at 6:42 pm

I get it. But I was looking for a difference between a digits place and a digits value.


Carey November 4, 2011 at 8:25 am

Great explanation. Very clear. My question is – during the explanation about the digits 0-9 you said they aren’t numbers, only digits. However, we can give a value to these digits and then aren’t they numbers? I am thinking about Preschool and Kindergarten students who are learning one to one correspondence. How would you explain that?


tosha October 12, 2012 at 3:15 pm

thank you for this it helped me explain it better to my seven year old


M.a.shaikh January 28, 2013 at 8:11 am

I think that it’s very simple for a student to understand about this difference.


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