Real Numbers

My Definition

Key Characteristics

The following are true of real numbers:

  • Real numbers include both rational numbers and irrational numbers.

  • All real numbers can be plotted on a number line.


Use the link below to further study examples of real numbers.

Real Numbers Activity 1
Real Numbers Activity 2


square root of negative 16

This is not a real number. It is an imaginary number.

The value cannot be plotted on a number line.

TEKS: 6(2)(A), 8(2)(A)