Developing 5 using Counting Strategies for 0–10
Understand the relationship between numbers and quantities by counting, producing, and constructing the numbers 0–10 as well as developing 5 as a benchmark.
Have students write their first name and guess how many letters are in it.
Technology option: Have students play Five Frame. Only use games 1–3.
Lesson 1 of 2
Students use snap cubes and the number line to count how many they have in various configurations and make connections between numerals and quantities.
Lesson 2 of 2
Students make comparisons of given numbers to the benchmark number of 5 to develop a conceptual understanding of the relative size of numbers and their relationship to one another.
Have students grab a handful of any small manipulative (counters, marbles, bears, snap cubes, etc.) and count it out to identify the following:
- How many total items are there?
- How many would there be if one more was added?
- How does your number compare with the number 5 and the number 10?
Available as a handout (PDF)