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Ordinal Numbers

In this article, we will learn about Ordinal Numbers:

  1. Naming positions (1st to 10th)
  2. Naming positions (first to tenth)
     

1. Naming Positions (1st to 10th)

Ordinal Numbers tell us the position or order of objects, animals and people.

The following animals are participating in a race.

 

Their positions were shown as below:

 

Example:

  1. Put a hat on the 3rd animal.
  2. Put the pair of sunglasses on the 6th animal.
  3. Put the ribbon on the 8th animal.

 

 

Answer:

 

 

Question 1: 

The chocolate doughnut is in the __________ position.

 

  1. 5th
  2. 7th
  3. 8th
  4. 4th

 

Answer:

(4) 4th

Solution: 

Always identify where the 1st object is. In this question, the 1st object is on the left. Therefore, the chocolate donut will be in the 4th position. 

 

 

Question 2: 

The bear wearing a shirt is in the __________ position.

 

  1. 6th
  2. 8th
  3. 3rd
  4. 4th

 

Answer:

(2) 8th

Solution: 

Always identify where the 1st object is. In this question, the 1st object is on the left. Therefore, the bear wearing the shirt will be in the 8th position.

 

 

Question 3: 

The rotten apple is in the __________ position.

 

  1. 1st
  2. 2nd
  3. 8th
  4. 9th

 

Answer:

(2) 2nd

Solution: 

Always identify where the 1st object is. In this question, the 1st object is on the left. Therefore, the rotten apple will be in the 2nd position. 

 

 

Question 4: 

The rabbit wearing a hairband is in the __________ position.

 

  1. 5th
  2. 2nd
  3. 9th
  4. 10th

 

Answer:

(4) 10th

Solution: 

Always identify where the 1st object is. In this question, the 1st object is on the left. Therefore, the rabbit wearing a hairband will be in the 10th position. 

 

 

Question 5: 

The insect wearing a cap is in the __________ position.

 

  1. 5th
  2. 7th
  3. 3rd
  4. 4th

 

Answer:

(4) 4th

Solution:

Always identify where the 1st object is. In this question, the 1st object is on the RIGHT. Therefore, the insect wearing a cap will be in the 4th position. 

 

 

Question 6: 

Which car is in the 3rd position?

 

  1. A
  2. B
  3. C
  4. D

 

Answer:

(1) A

Solution: 

Always identify where the 1st object is. In this question, the 1st object is on the left. Therefore, the car in the 3rd position will be Car A. 

 

 

Question 7:

Which car is in the 7th position?

 

  1. Yellow
  2. Blue
  3. Green
  4. Grey

 

Answer:

(3) Green

Solution: 

Always identify where the 1st object is. In this question, the 1st object is on the RIGHT. Therefore, the car in the 7th position will be the green car. 

 

 

Question 8: 

What is the position of the child that has a bicycle?

 

  1. 6th
  2. 2nd
  3. 7th
  4. 8th

 

Answer:

(4) 8th

Solution: 

Always identify where the first object is. In this question, the 1st object is on the left. Therefore, the child with the bicycle will be in the 8th position. 

 

 

Question 9: 

Look at the picture below. Who is fifth in line?

 

  1. Ben
  2. John
  3. Lisa
  4. Zoe

 

Answer:

(2) John

Solution: 

Alan is the 1st person. Counting from left to right, John will be in the 5th position.

 

 

2) Naming Positions ( First To Tenth )

Naming Positions

In Words

1st

First

2nd

Second

3rd

Third

4th

Fourth

5th

Fifth

6th

Sixth

7th

Seventh

8th

Eighth

9th

Ninth

10th

Tenth

 

Question 10: 

Which of the following is the correct ordinal number for second?

 

  1. 1st
  2. 2nd
  3. 3rd
  4. 4th

 

Answer: 

(2) 2nd

 

Question 11: 

Which of the following is the correct ordinal number for tenth?

 

  1. 1st
  2. 8th
  3. 9th
  4. 10th

 

Answer: 

(4) 10th

 

Question 12: 

Write 5th in words.

 

  1. Fifth
  2. Sixth
  3. Seventh
  4. Eighth

 

Answer:

(1) Fifth

 

 

Question 13: 

Write 3rd in words.

 

  1. First
  2. Second
  3. Third
  4. Fourth

 

Answer:

(3) Third

 

 

Question 14: 

Look at the picture below. Which animal is seventh in line?

 

  1. Horse
  2. Cow
  3. Sheep
  4. Pig

 

Answer:

(2) Cow

Solution: 

As the bunny is in the first position, start counting from right to left. The cow will be in the seventh position. 

 

 

Game Session

 

Question 15:

Fill in 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th to show the order.

 

Solution: 

This is a painting. We begin from a blank canvas and continue adding items.

 

Question 16:

The children are queuing to buy ice-cream. Which position is Alex at?

 

  1. 1st
  2. 2nd
  3. 3rd
  4. 4th

 

Answer:

(1) 1st 

Solution: 

Since Fiona is in the sixth position, we will begin counting from left to right. Therefore, Alex will be in the first position.