Ordinal numbers
ordinal numbers

This KS1 Maths lesson helps pupils to understand the concept of ordinal numbers. A series of activities reinforces the idea of first, second, third and so on. In the main activity, pupils have the choice of two races and place the competitors in a suitable order. Further activities teach higher ordinal numbers (from 11th to 20th).

The lesson fulfils these National Curriculum requirements (KS1, Ma2, Number):

  • approach problems involving number, and data presented in a variety of forms
  • count reliably up to 20 objects at first
  • and recognise that if the objects are rearranged the number stays the same to create and describe number patterns

Starter activity

Main session part 1

Main session part 2


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