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Ordinal numbers

I can say ordinal numbers and use them to describe position.

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Year 1

Ordinal numbers

I can say ordinal numbers and use them to describe position.

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Lesson details

Key learning points

  1. Know the ordinal number names are first, second, third, fourth and fifth.
  2. Know that ordinal numbers can be used to describe position in relation to something.
  3. Understand how ordinal numbers are different from cardinal numbers.

Common misconception

May initially struggle with first and second as they do not contain the number names one and two.

Link these names to their shortened written forms (1st and 2nd) so children can see their relationship to one and two.

Keywords

  • First - First means before anything else

  • Second - Second is the position or object which comes after the first one

  • Third - Third is the position or object which comes after the second one

  • Fourth - Fourth is the position or object which comes after the third one

  • Fifth - Fifth is the position or object which comes after the fourth one

Once again, explore these slides practically. Recreate the scenarios eg. line children up and identify their position in the line, ask children to report who was in what position in the queue for lunch and rotate these orders where possible.
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6 Questions

Q1.
Say the count. 3, 4, 5, 6. What number comes next?
6
Correct answer: 7
8
Q2.
Say the count. 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 9, 10. What number is missing?
Correct answer: 6
9
10
Q3.
What number is being represented?
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2
Correct answer: 6
7
Q4.
Can you count each set and match it to the correct number?
Correct Answer:πŸ”΅πŸ”΅πŸ”΅πŸ”΅,4

4

Correct Answer: πŸ’šπŸ’šπŸ’šπŸ’šπŸ’š,5

5

Correct Answer:🚌🚌🚌🚌🚌🚌,6

6

Correct Answer:πŸš—πŸš—,2

2

Q5.
Say the count. 10, 9, 8, 7, 6. What comes next?
3
4
Correct answer: 5
Q6.
Say the count. 8, 7, 6, 5, 3, 2. What number is missing?
10
Correct answer: 4
0

6 Questions

Q1.
The car closest to the __________ is always first.
Correct answer: front
middle
back
Q2.
What colour car is first in the line?
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red
green
Correct answer: black
Q3.
What colour car is fourth in the line?
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Correct answer: red
green
blue
Q4.
Place the ordinal numbers in the correct order.
1 - first
2 - second
3 - third
4 - fourth
5 - fifth
Q5.
Match the colour of each car to its position in the line.
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Correct Answer:green,fifth

fifth

Correct Answer:blue,third

third

Correct Answer:yellow,second

second

Correct Answer:black,first

first

Correct Answer:red,fourth

fourth

Q6.
Match the names and ordinal numbers to show the position of each child in the line.
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Correct Answer:Lucas,first

first

Correct Answer:Sofia,fifth

fifth

Correct Answer:Alex,third

third

Correct Answer:Jun,second

second

Correct Answer:Sam,fourth

fourth

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