This week AEP K10 was completely dedicated to numbers. Yes, you read it right we studied about numbers. How to write numbers in essays/phrases. It was important as early as now to figure and to drive away all the confusion which is, do we write numbers in numeral form or alphabetical form?  WHEN? and WHY THIS FORM?

In the essay you write, you might lose points or even get necessary deduction depending on the examiner due to writing numbers in numeral or alphabetical form. Well, this lesson was necessary to figure and analyse the right usage of which form why and when.

I’m highly motivated and interested to share with you readers cases wherein the use of alphabetical or numeral form will differ. However, dear readers there are some rules to kept in mind to get the hang of this technique and the best way is to master them is to  practice and keep practicing.

Well, let’s get started.

Rule 1. Spell out all numbers beginning a sentence.
Twenty-three hundred sixty-one victims were hospitalized.
Nineteen fifty-six was quite a year.

Rule 2a. Hyphenate all compound numbers from twenty-one (21) through ninety-nine. (99)
Forty-three people were injured in the train wreck.
Twenty-seven of them were hospitalised.

Rule 2b. Hyphenate all written-out fractions.
We recovered about two-thirds of the stolen cash.
One-half is slightly less than five-eighths.

However, do not hyphenate terms like a third or a half.

And the list goes on.

Down below the link will be mentioned wherein you can find more rules and better understand the topic; where to use numbers and where to not. I highly encourage and recommend you to read and view the link, because you have come here to read my blog for a reason and the reason is nothing by you were fascinated by reading the topic/title of this blog ‘Writing Numbers’. So don’t stop your fascination and explore writing numbers!  😀

The credits for the link goes to our AEP teacher, Ms. Disa who introduced the link to us, and now I am to you.

Later that AEP lesson, to practice what we have learnt about writing numbers we played a short game. A game wherein if you answered the question right, you’ll get merits or so depending on what the question’s correct answer got to offer.

For instance the game had question like this:

Choose the correct answer and explain why have you chosen that.

A) My grandfather was born in the Nineteen Twenties.
B) My grandfather was born in the nineteen twenties.
C) My grandfather was born in the Nineteen twenties.
D) My grandfather was born in the nineteen-twenties.

Answer: Letter B.

Explanation: Do not capitalise written-out years or decades. No hyphens are necessary here.

I would like to encourage teachers out there if possible, to do the same , if you are having a ‘not-that-engaging-class’ have your lesson’s practice work put in a game form. Have them answered it orally like this your can have your students engage and learn as well. However, remember too much of something is not always good. Try to have this kind of engaging games time to time, but know the limit and balance it as well.

This week, AEP K10 meetings were quiet interesting and knowledge. Not like they never are, but this week was special like any another one. Thank you Ms. Disa for having us learn about numbers. We will make sure to use them right in our writings from now on as the confusions have totally been cleared.

Dear readers, this blog just went a little too long than usual, sorry for that. However, I hope you learnt something.

Have a great week! 🙂

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