What is an Ordinal Number? - Definition & Example


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Which is an example of an ordinal number?

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1. What is the difference between cardinal numbers and ordinal numbers?

2. What ordinal number corresponds to the cardinal number 45?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Ordinal numbers are helpful to be acquainted with in mathematics and counting, and this quiz/worksheet will help you test your understanding of their application as well as related terms.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments you'll be tested on characteristics and examples of:

  • Ordinal numbers
  • Cardinal numbers
  • Matching and differentiating ordinal and cardinal numbers

Skills Practiced

This quiz and worksheet allow students to test the following skills:

  • Distinguishing differences - compare and contrast cardinal numbers and ordinal numbers
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding what constitutes an ordinal number and interpret it correctly
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding counting numbers

Additional Learning

To learn more about ordinal numbers, review the accompanying lesson, What is an Ordinal Number?- Definition and Example. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Define ordinal numbers and cardinal numbers
  • Differentiate between ordinal and cardinal numbers
  • Understand ordinal numbers as seen in a provided example