Composition of Numbers

My Definition

Key Characteristics

The following are true of composition of numbers:

  • To compose is to put together two or more parts.

  • To compose numbers can mean to add positive rational numbers.

  • To compose numbers can also mean to multiply natural numbers other than one, which would create a composite number.

Note: In Algebra II and subsequent coursework, the verb "compose" refers to a function operation that combines functions to make new ones.


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Composition of Numbers Activity

Compose Activity


Decomposing sets or numbers.

Five has a part that is four and a part that is one.


TEKS: K(2)(I), 1(2)(B), 1(3)(C), 2(2)(A), 3(2)(A), 3(3)(D), 5(4)(A), 7(9)(C)