Learn about Numbers
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!
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:
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:
Sometimes numbers aren't expressed in cardinal or ordinal numbers.
Here are a few examples:
a pair/couple (2)
a few (2 or 3)
several (more than 3 but not many)
a dozen (12)
a half dozen (6)