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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

## Ordinal Numbers

The numbers you use to talk about the order of things are called "ordinal numbers", for eample:

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

## Multiples

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

Here are a few examples:

Half (1/2)
Single (1)
Double (x2)
Triple (x3)

A pair/couple (2)
A few (2 or 3)
Several (more than 3)
A dozen (12)
A half dozen (6)

Are you ready to try some maths? How about a trivia game?