Number Names

Number names are simply expressing numbers in words. For example, 1 is written or read as one. Number words make it easier for us to learn and identify numbers. 

Number names are always written considering the place value of the digit in the given number. Number names from 1 (one) to 10 (ten) are used for writing words of higher numbers.

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Rules for writing number names :

  1. The place value of the number is always considered when writing numbers in the word form. 

For example : 

4 at ones place is four

4 at tens place is forty,

4 at hundreds places is four hundred and so on.

  1. Number names from 1 to 9 are used to write the names of higher numbers.
  2. Number names from 13 to 19 have the suffix ‘teen’ for example : 13 – thirteen, 14 – fourteen, 15 – fifteen, and so on.
  3. Number names for multiples of 10 up to 90 use ‘ty’ as a suffix, for example : 20 – twenty, 30 – thirty, 40 – forty, and so on.
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Teaching number names with kid-friendly, clear, and easy to understand posters from Uncle Math School by Fun2Do Labs :


Ignite kids’ curiosity with engaging stories for role play and skits, making the learning of this concept an exciting and effective experience. Teaching number names through stories from Uncle Math School by Fun2Do Labs :

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Learning numbers names can be made enjoyable by incorporating interactive games and activities.

Number Puzzles :

  • There are three parts to these Number Puzzles – the Number, the Number Name, and the Number Quantity.
  • The level of the game is decided as per the age of the child; initially, numbers from 1 to 10 can be taken. 
  • Kids can be instructed to begin with numbers, their names, and then the quantity.

Number Names Bingo :

  • In this activity, bingo cards are made using number names.
  • The level of the activity is decided as per the age of the child, initially, for kindergarten kids, numbers from 1 to 20 can be taken.
  • Rest is just like a classic bingo game but with number names on the cards instead of numbers.
  • To start the game, a parent or teacher can be the caller who calls the number name to be struck by each player.
  • The caller distributes a bingo card to each player.
  • The caller calls out the number name.
  • Players then look for the number name on their cards. If the number appears on a player’s card, it is struck off with a shout of “BINGO”. 
  • The player whose only horizontal, vertical, or slanting line is struck off is announced as the winner of the game.


Help your kids to practise number names with interesting and fun free printable worksheets and solutions from Uncle Math School by Fun2Do Labs.

Worksheet 076 : Match The Number Names
Solution 076 : Match The Number Names
Worksheet 077 : Count And Write Number Names
Solution 077 : Count And Write Number Names

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