Numbers are the words or symbols that we use to count quantity. We have one nose and two eyes on our face. We have four fingers and one thumb on each hand. There are seven days in a week. There are twelve months in a year. And there are one hundred years in a century. You can also test your understanding with our Numbers Vocabulary Quiz at the end.
On these pages we look at:
These are "normal" numbers, e.g: 1, 2, 3 etc
How we write numbers that describe the "order" of things, e.g: first, second, third
How we use the comma (,) to separate thousands, e.g: 5,000,000
Tens And Units Blues Song
Fun with numbers. Sing along if you like.
How we use a point (.) to express numbers smaller than 1, e.g: 0.9, 0.5, 0.001
How we use fractions to express numbers smaller than 1, e.g: ½, ¼,¾
How we express numbers the hard way, with letters as symbols, e.g: I, II, III etc
Numbers Vocabulary Quiz
Tests vocabulary from this numbers vocabulary section.