# 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!

## 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 |

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## Ordinal 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 |

## 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)
quadruple (x4)*

* a pair/couple (2)
a few (2 or 3)
several (more than 3 but not many)
a dozen (12)
a half dozen (6)*

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