# Count efficiently in groups of 5

I can count in groups of five and identify how many groups there are.

# Count efficiently in groups of 5

I can count in groups of five and identify how many groups there are.

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## Lesson details

### Key learning points

- Objects can be put into groups of 5 to make them easier to count.
- It is more efficient to skip count in fives instead of ones.
- Groups of 5 can be called fives.
- Counting back in fives from a given amount can be used to check that the count was accurate.

### Common misconception

Children may confuse the number of groups with the total, so 3 groups of 5 may be counted as 3 and not 15

Provide opportunities for children to identify both the number of groups as well as the total throughout. Encourage the use of the stem sentences to support their articulation of this.

### Keywords

Group of 5 - Group of five objects that can be counted in fives.

Fives - Another name for the multiples of five.

Altogether - The amount in the whole set or group.

Accurately - An accurate result means a result that is correct.

Efficiently - Not wasting time or effort. An efficient strategy is one we can carry out easily.

### Licence

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