Ordinal Numbers

My Definition

Key Characteristics

The following are true of ordinal numbers:

- An ordinal number represents the position of people or things placed in an ordered sequence.
- An ordinal number is a whole number that identifies the position of a number or an object in an ordered set or list.
- For numbers greater than two, ordinal numbers are used to name the denominators of fractions.

Example

Use the link below to further study examples of ordinal numbers.

Ordinal Numbers Activity 1

Ordinal Numbers Activity 2

Non-example

9

9 is a cardinal number.

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2

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is a rational number.TEKS: This term is not explicitly covered in the Mathematics TEKS.