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Learn about Numbers

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Hello guys!

How high can you count?

Here is a poem to help you remember the numbers 1-10.

One, two, buckle my shoe

Three, four, shut the door

Five, six, pick up sticks

Seven, eight, lay them straight

Nine, ten, a big fat hen

Now, can you count higher? How about counting to one hundred or one thousand? Use the counting chart to practice saying and writing the numbers 1-100. Then try the counting quiz. Soon you will be able to count to one billion!

Cardinal Numbers

The numbers you use for counting are called “cardinal numbers”, for example:

1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10…

eleven, twelve, thirteen, fourteen, fifteen…

Here are some other cardinal numbers you need to remember for counting:

0              zero

1              one

10           ten

100         one hundred

1,000     one thousand

1,000,000             one million

1,000,000,000     one billion

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Ordinal Numbers

The numbers you use to talk about the order of things are called “ordinal numbers”, for example:

My horse came in first.

I was the fifth person in line.

Here are the first ten ordinal numbers:

first        1st          sixth      6th

second 2nd        seventh               7th

third      3rd         eighth   8th

fourth   4th         ninth     9th

fifth       5th         tenth     10th

Sometimes numbers aren’t expressed in cardinal or ordinal numbers.

Here are a few examples:

half (1/2)

single (1)

double (x2)

triple (x3)

quadruple (x4)

a pair/couple (2)

a few (2 or 3)

several (more than 3 but not many)

a dozen (12)

a half dozen (6)


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