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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

1st Prize MedalOrdinal 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

A triple ice-creamMultiples

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)
A dozen (12)
A half dozen (6)

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

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