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Help your beginning and intermediate English Learners develop academic vocabulary with this activity about ordinal numbers. Read and discuss the Eric Carle book Ten Little Rubber Ducks. Your ELs use ordinal number cards to practice stating where different duck cutouts are placed in a line. Then they place themselves in a line according to your verbal directions using ordinal numbers.
Students review cardinal and ordinal numbers in this lesson plan. They define cardinal numbers as ones that show/express amounts. They define ordinal numbers as a number that tells a position. Students then chose an activity to complete independently in which they must sequence steps using ordinal numbers.
Introduce ordinal numbers with this simple teaching tool. Young mathematicians trace numbers from 1 to 5. Then they circle the object in a row of 5 that represents the numerical place of the number they just traced. Example: Students trace the number 3, then circle the third object in the series. Key allows for novice readers to begin counting the sequence from either left or right.
Students explore ordinal numbers. In this number sense instructional activity, students count the beads on a string and orally identify the ordinal position of each color bead. Students participate in a role playing activity to the song "Wheels on the Bus." Students practice identifying ordinal positions of the performers during the role playing activity.