Ordinal Numbers

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Our Ordinal Numbers Lesson Plan prepares students to identify, use, and write the words for ordinal numbers.  This lesson includes experiential learning activities that engage young students in interaction to match assigned ordinal numbers with the corresponding  words.  Students build and reinforce vocabulary that will impact their reading comprehension and written expression.

Ordinal Numbers Lesson Plan Includes:

  • Full Teacher Guidelines with Creative Teaching Ideas
  • Instructional Content Pages about Ordinal Numbers, Nominal Numbers, Cardinal Numbers, etc
  • Ordinal Numbers Game/Activity Page
  • Ordinal Numbers Homework Assignment
  • Answer Keys
  • Common Core State Standards
  • Many Additional Links and Resources
  • Built for Grades K-2 but can be adapted for other grade levels.

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Description

Our Ordinal Numbers Lesson Plan prepares students to identify, use, and write the words for ordinal numbers.  This lesson includes experiential learning activities that engage young students in interaction to match assigned ordinal numbers with the corresponding  words.  Students build and reinforce vocabulary that will impact their reading comprehension and written expression.

Classroom Procedure Sample:

  1. Display the number “1”, “2”, and “3” along with “1st”, “2nd”, 3rd for all students to see.
  2. Ask students what the difference is between the numbers alone and the numbers with the letters.
  3. Allow time for responses and discussion.
  4. Introduce the terms: Cardinal Numbers and Ordinal Numbers
  5. Distribute the Ordinal Numbers content page. Have students read aloud in class. Stop during the reading to check on the students’ understanding of the concept. Use more examples if necessary.
  6. Stress the word “order” is like ordinal to help them remember its meaning. Also, stress the -TH at the end of most ordinal numbers, but also point out the exceptions.
  7. Read and discuss students’ responses to the question: Can you think of other ways people use ordinal numbers?
  8. Distribute the Ordinal Number Chart”. Choose volunteers to read each one aloud, and then read aloud as a class, both the numbers and words in order.
  9. Distribute the activity pages (ordinal numbers to . of the class, number words to the other . of the class)
  10. Read over the instructions with the students, have them cut out the numbers/words.
  11. Once completed allow them to pair up with another student with the words/numbers. If uneven, teacher can be someone’s partner.
  12. Give the students time to match the numbers/words, gluing the pieces back to back.

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Common Core State Standards: CCSS.Math.Practice.MP2

Class Sessions (45 minutes): At least two class sessions.

Additional Resources:

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Additional information

Grade Level

1st Grade, 2nd Grade

Subject

Math