First-Second Ordinal Counter

Sub Trajectory: ordinal number

Identifies the “first” and “second” objects in a sequence.


You may see this:

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Other Examples:

  • In a line of a bear, cat, dog, and sheep, the child identifies the bear as the first in line but is unable to identify the dog as the third animal in line.

Help your student become a(n) First-Second Ordinal Counter

Activities ask children which in a sequence is first or second or to put things first or second in such a line. Making connections to counting words (being second means you are number 2 in line!) is also helpful.

Special Thanks To

Institute of Education Sciences
The research reported here was supported by the Institute of Education Sciences, U.S. Department of Education, through grant numbers R305K050157, R305A120813, R305A110188, and R305A150243. to the University of Denver. The opinions expressed are those of the authors and do not represent views of the Institute or the U.S. Department of Education.