Ordinal Numbers

When objects are placed in order, we use ordinal numbers to tell their position.  Ordinal numbers are similar to the numbers that you learned before (they are called Cardinal numbers).  If ten students ran a race, we would say that the student that ran the fastest was in first place, the next student was in second place, and so on.

The first ten ordinal numbers are:

  • First
  • Second
  • Third
  • Fourth
  • Fifth
  • Sixth
  • Seventh
  • Eighth
  • Ninth
  • Tenth

Return to Top

What is the ordinal name of the last object?

Copyright (C) 2009 J. Banfill. All Rights Reserved.