This lesson can be used as a pre-lesson for the Multiply by 5lesson plan.
Students will be able to multiply single-digit numbers by five and check that their answer ends in a five or zero.
Students will be able to describe the strategy of skip counting using sentence frames.
Ask students to think about how many eyes they have and hold up that many fingers.
Walk around the room and model how to skip count the number of eyes in the entire classroom by pointing to each student and saying, "2, 4, 6, 8..."
Ask students to discuss how you figured out the number so fast. Engage the class in a discussion about the strategy, or the plan of action to solve a problem, you used. Explain that you used the strategy of skip counting, which is when we count forward or backward by a number other than one.