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Year 1

Skip count in fives forwards and backwards

I can skip count in fives going forwards and backwards, and notice the pattern in the count.

New
New
Year 1

Skip count in fives forwards and backwards

I can skip count in fives going forwards and backwards, and notice the pattern in the count.

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Lesson details

Key learning points

1. When counting in fives, each number ends in either 0 or 5
2. Each time there is an even number of fives, they fit together to makes a ten.
3. The pattern when counting can be used to help us remember the numbers.

Common misconception

When counting in fives, children may revert to the pattern of counting in tens after reciting a decade number.

Use practical equipment such as ten frames and base ten number boards to highlight why the next number in our count could not be a decade number. Explore the pattern in the digits and display these in the environment to promote further discussion.

Keywords

• Fives - We can skip count in 'fives', or the multiples of five.

• Decade number - These are the multiples of ten which mark the tens boundary where the pattern of counting changes.

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Starter quiz

6 Questions

Q1.
Jacob is using counters on a tens frame to count in tens. What number does the picture show? There are counters altogether.
Q2.
Order these numbers in the order you would say them when counting forwards in tens.
1 - 30
2 - 40
3 - 50
4 - 60
Q3.
When counting forwards in tens, which of the following is correct?
20, 40, 50
30, 20, 10
Q4.
Order these numbers in the order you would say them when counting backwards in tens.
1 - 50
2 - 40
3 - 30
4 - 20
Q5.
Jacob is counting backwards in tens from 80 What is the next number he will say?
90
50
Q6.
The children are counting backwards in tens. Who is correct?
Correct Answer: An image in a quiz

Exit quiz

6 Questions

Q1.
Sam is using counters on a tens frame to count forwards in fives. When she adds five more counters, what is the next number she will say?
25
35
Q2.
Jacob is counting forwards in fives. Which number has he missed out? ___
Q3.
Order the following numbers in the order you would say if counting forwards in fives.
1 - 20
2 - 25
3 - 30
4 - 35
Q4.
Jacob takes away one ‘five’ from those in the picture. What is the amount he will have left? ___