Ordinal Number Worksheets

What Are Ordinal Numbers? Numbers can be used in a number of ways. We do not just use them to perform the basic mathematical operations; we also use them to define the position or place of an object. In fact, numbers are an indispensable part of our daily lives. We use numbers when we go to a grocery shop, when we are packing our stuff for a travel trip, or even when playing a sport. These are numbers that tell us how many vegetables you bought from the grocery store, how many shoes you packed for the travel trip, or how many goals were scored in a football match. However, in some cases, numbers aren't used for keeping a count; they are used to tell a place or position of an object. Numbers that indicate a position of something in a group or place in order are known as the ordinal numbers. Here the first ten ordinal numbers that we all typically use: First or 1st , Second or 2nd , Third or 3rd , Fourth or 4th , Fifth or 5th , Sixth or 6th , Seventh or 7th , Eight or 8th , Ninth or 9th , Tenth or 10th.

What Is a Place Value?

In order that we may represent any conceivable number with only the 10 digits available in our number system, we have the concept of place value. Each digit's position within a number indicates its value. The units digit is the one's place of the number; it is the first digit to the right of the decimal point. The tens digit is the tens place of the number; it is the second digit to the right. Hundreds are next and then thousands and so on.