Common Core Math Vocabulary

Number Names - Definition with Examples

let's learn Let's learn!

What is a number name?
Just like everything in the world, numbers too have a number name.
In math, numbers have names in words. 

Here’s a list of numbers from 1 to 20, picture of its corresponding quantity and its number name.

 Numbers :  Pictures :  Number Name :
 1  one  One
 2  two  Two
 3  three  Three
 4  four  Four
 5  five  Five
 6  six  Six
 7  seven  Seven
 8  eight  Eight
 9  nine  Nine
 10  ten  Ten
 11  eleven  Eleven
 12  twelve  Twelve
 13   thirteen  Thirteen
 14  fourteen  Fourteen
 15  fifteen  Fifteen
 16  sixteen  Sixteen
 17  seventeen  Seventeen
 18  eighteen  Eighteen
 19  nineteen  Nineteen
 20  twenty  Twenty

  Fun Facts

  • When writing numbers between 21 and 99, we use a hyphen (-) in between.

let's sing Let's sing!

One for 1 plane flying  in the sky.
Two for 2  little birds that fly by.
Three for 3 tiny seashells in the sand.
Four for 4 sticks I hold in my hand.
Five for 5 petals of the flower I see.
Six for 6 bees as busy as can be.
Seven for 7 colors in the rainbow. 
Eight for 8 snails crawling so slow.  
Nine for 9 squirrels climbing up the tree.
Ten for 10  little puppies on a running spree.

let's do it Let's do it!

Ask your children to observe numbers in things around them. Ask them to spell out the numbers. In case of large numbers you can break the number into two digits by choosing the first two digits. 

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