Common Core Math Vocabulary

Twelve - Definition with Examples

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What is number twelve? 
In mathematics, the number 12 represents a quantity or value of 12. 

The whole number between 11 and 13 is 12. The number name of 12 is twelve. 

Number 12 Number Name Twelve Twelve 12 Base Ten

12 is 2 more than 10. 

Here are 12 keys in a bunch and 12 owls. 

Twelve Things Around Us

  Fun Facts

  • 12 is an even number.
  • 12 is the largest number with a single-syllable number name.
  • A group of 12 things makes a dozen.
 

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Twelve months in a year.
Twelve school girls cry a cheer.
Twelve spots on a little deer.
They are all twelve! Did you hear?
 

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Children can be asked to observe or count things around them that are twelve in number. 
You can discuss various facts related to the number twelve such as the number of months in a year, the number of pair of ribs in the human body, the number of inches in a foot or the number of hours in the face of an analog clock.
 

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