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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:

 Put a hat on the 3rd animal. Put the pair of sunglasses on the 6th animal. 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.