# Numbers Vocabulary

Numbers are the words or symbols that we use to count quantity. We have **one** nose and **two** eyes on our face. We have **four** fingers and **one** thumb on each hand. There are **seven** days in a week. There are **twelve** months in a year. And there are one **hundred** years in a century. You can also test your understanding with our Numbers Vocabulary Quiz at the end.

On these pages we look at:

**Cardinal Numbers**These are "normal" numbers, e.g: 1, 2, 3 etc

**Ordinal Numbers**How we write numbers that describe the "order" of things, e.g: first, second, third

**Thousands**How we use the comma (,) to separate thousands, e.g: 5,000,000

**Tens And Units Blues Song**Fun with numbers. Sing along if you like.

**Decimal Numbers**How we use a point (.) to express numbers smaller than 1, e.g: 0.9, 0.5, 0.001

**Fractions**How we use fractions to express numbers smaller than 1, e.g: ½, ¼,¾

**Roman Numerals**How we express numbers the hard way, with letters as symbols, e.g: I, II, III etc

**Numbers Vocabulary Quiz**Tests vocabulary from this numbers vocabulary section.

**. Another system that you sometimes see (i, ii, v, x, l, c etc) uses**

*Arabic numerals**Roman numerals*.