# What Is a Natural Number? (Mathematics Lesson)

# What Is a Natural Number?

A natural number is a counting number.They are the numbers you would naturally use to count objects, and were the first number system to be used by humans:

They are non-zero, positive and whole numbers.

Mathematicians use the symbol to represent the set of natural numbers.

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##### Note

# 0 IS NOT A NATURAL NUMBER

0 is not a natural number.A child learning to count would not count zero objects.