# 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 are 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.

- 5th
- 7th
- 8th
- 4th

**Answer:**

(4) 4th

**Explanation:**

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

**Explanation:**

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

**Explanation:**

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

**Explanation:**

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

**Explanation:**

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

**Explanation:**

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

**Explanation:**

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

**Explanation:**

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

**Explanation:**

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

**Explanation:**

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.

**Explanation:**

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?

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

**Answer:**

(1) 1st

**Explanation:**

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

**Question 17: **

The children are queuing to buy ice cream. If Alex leaves the queue, who will be 5th in the queue?

- Branda
- Claire
- Fiona
- Gregory

**Answer:**

(3) Fiona

**Explanation:**

If Alex leaves the queue, Branda becomes 1st, followed by Claire at 2nd, Daniel at 3rd, Elsa at 4th and Fiona at 5th.