**What is a whole number?**

In mathematics, whole numbers are the basic counting numbers 0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, … and so on.

17, 99, 267, 8107 and 999999999 are examples of whole numbers.

Whole numbers include natural numbers that begin from 1 onwards.

Whole numbers include positive integers along with 0.

## Let's sing!

*Zero, one, two, three and four.*

*Whole numbers are many more.*

*Go on! Count on my friend!*

*Whole numbers just don’t end!*

## Let's do it!

Ask children to observe and identify various forms of numbers around them, such as the position at which they are standing in a queue, the aisle in the supermarket store, the bill amount and the car number plate. Further ask them to identify which of them is whole number.