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# Dates and Positional Numbers

This English and Literacy quiz looks at writing dates and positional numbers. This quiz will help KS1 children learn how to write the date correctly. It also informs them when to write ‘st’, ‘nd’ 'th' and ‘rd’ after a number. This is something that will arise in their everyday writing, as they’ll need to date their work. This quiz is ideally for Year 1 pupils or can be used as revision for Year 2. It will aid in their development of literacy and English.

When we write the date or say the position of something, we don’t say one, two or three. Instead we say first, second, third. We also show this using ‘st’, ‘nd’ and ‘rd’. See how much you know on positional language.

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1.
Which positional number is correct?
21nd
21st
21th
21rd
Any number that has a 1 in the units column will have 'st' at the end of it; even 117,938,473,831 will be 117,938,473,831st.
2.
Which date is written correctly?
Tuesday, 25rd December
Tuesday, 25st December
Tuesday, 25nd December
Tuesday, 25th December
For numbers ending in 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, and the numbers between 10 and 20 we use 'th'.
3.
If you came number three in the race, you were?
three
thrice
threes
third
Third is shown like this: 3rd. You would write 23rd, 33rd, 43rd etc.
4.
Which positional number is correct?
53st
53rd
53th
53nd
Any time a number ends with a 3, we will write 'rd'.
5.
If you came number two in the race you were?
two
twice
seconds
second
Make sure you say second, not seconds as that is a moment in time!
6.
Which positional number is correct?
92nd
92th
92st
92rd
Any time the 2 is in the digit column, we always add a 'nd' if we are mentioning the place. If you say you love the number 92 then you don't need it but if you are talking about position then you do.
7.
Which positional number is not correct?
19th
23nd
51st
93rd
Remember, we only add the 'st', 'nd', 'rd' and 'th' when we are saying the position of something.
8.
If you won the race, you came?
once
one
first
ones
If you are number one, then we say first. Any time you say or write the number 1 it should be followed by 'st' - if you are talking about the position. Any number ending with 1 will have 'st', so twenty-first would be written like this: 21st.
9.
Which two letters do you add to four, six, seven to show your place?
th
rd
st
nd
We would also add 'th' to five but the word changes slightly to: fifth.
10.
Which date is written correctly?
Monday, 1st May
Monday, first May
Monday, First May
Monday 1st of May
When we write the date, we use the number as a position and don't need to say 'of' a month.