Ordinal Numbers
In this article, we will learn about Ordinal Numbers:
 Naming positions (1^{st} to 10^{th})
 Naming positions (first to tenth)
1. Naming Positions (1^{st} to 10^{th})
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:

Answer:
Question 1:
The chocolate doughnut is in the __________ position.
 5th
 7th
 8th
 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.
 6th
 8th
 3rd
 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.
 1st
 2nd
 8th
 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.
 5th
 2nd
 9th
 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.
 5th
 7th
 3rd
 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?
 A
 B
 C
 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?
 Yellow
 Blue
 Green
 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?
 6th
 2nd
 7th
 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?
 Ben
 John
 Lisa
 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?
 1st
 2nd
 3rd
 4th
Answer:
(2) 2nd
Question 11:
Which of the following is the correct ordinal number for tenth?
 1st
 8th
 9th
 10th
Answer:
(4) 10th
Question 12:
Write 5th in words.
 Fifth
 Sixth
 Seventh
 Eighth
Answer:
(1) Fifth
Question 13:
Write 3rd in words.
 First
 Second
 Third
 Fourth
Answer:
(3) Third
Question 14:
Look at the picture below. Which animal is seventh in line?
 Horse
 Cow
 Sheep
 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 icecream. Which position is Alex at?
 1st
 2nd
 3rd
 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.