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March 15, 2016

by Melody Johnson
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Roll the Dice: Skip Counting by Fives
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Students will be able to multiply single digit numbers by five. Students will be able to skip count.
The adjustment to the whole group lesson is a modification to differentiate for children who are English learners.
Introduction
(5 minutes) Begin the lesson by asking your students if anyone has a birthday that ends in a 0 or 5.
 Explain to your class that they will learn about multiplying by 5 through skip counting.
 Beginning: Explain the strategy of skip counting with a studentfriendly definition and an example.
 Ask students to rephrase the explanation in their own words, using either their home language (L1) or new language (L2).
 Intermediate: Have students talk to a partner about if their birthday ends in a 0 or 5 before sharing with the whole group.
Explicit Instruction/Teacher modeling
(15 minutes) Display the hundreds grid, and remind your students that multiplication is repeated addition.
 Highlight the fives and zeros column in the grid, and show them the visual pattern that the numbers that end in fives and zeros shows.
 Explain to students that the second digit from 5 repeats the numbers 0 and 5.
 Point to the first number on the highlighted hundreds grid.
 Model how to skip count by 5s to the number fifty while pointing to the hundreds chart.
 Explain to students that the first number, five, represents how many times the number has been multiplied, which is 1.
 Explain to students that the equation for this problem would be 5 x 1 = 5.
 Ask students to create another equation based on the next highlighted square.
 Ask one volunteer to skip count by five on the chart and produce the number equation.
 Beginning: Have students work with a partner to create another equation based on the next highlighted square in the hundreds grid.
 Intermediate: Provide students with a word bank of key terms and phrases that students can use throughout the lesson. Include studentfriendly definitions and images, if applicable.
Guided Practice
(5 minutes) Show the students the blank hundreds grid without any markings.
 Give your students each one dice, and instruct them to roll the dice once. Instruct them to multiply the number that the dice lands on by five.
 Have them say the equations quietly, draw the equation by showing the numbers in groups, and write the equation.
 Once theyâ€™ve finished four examples, have them switch with a peer.
 Beginning: Invite students to work in a small, teacherled group in which they will explain their thinking through each problem. Support their oral language with sentence stems and frames, such as: "The equation is..." and "This shows ____ groups of ____."
 Intermediate: Have students repeat the instructions for the task.
Independent working time
(5 minutes) Have your students continue rolling the dice and practicing in this way by themselves.
 Encourage them to do this without the hundreds grid in front of them so that they can practice multiplying without referring to the chart.
 Ask them to write the equations on their worksheets and solve.
 Beginning: Allow students to work in a partnership with a supportive peer that can understand their L1, if possible.
 Intermediate: Instruct students to share their work with a partner after they have completed it independently. Have them explain their process and answers, and challenge them to ask clarifying questions if needed.
Differentiation
 Enrichment: Give your students two dice, and instruct them to add together the numbers on the dice to multiply by five.
 Support: Give your students the Visual Support sheet to see the highlighted columns. Instruct them to work on the Count by Fives or the Dot to Dot Zoo worksheet with the help of the grid.
Assessment
(5 minutes) Use the assessment chart to informally gauge how your students are doing as you walk around the room.
 Observe whether or not they are using the chart to multiply.
 Instruct students to take out a whiteboard and whiteboard marker. Roll the dice and show students the number. Have them write the equation on their whiteboard and find the answer.
 Ask students to display their answers, and note which students show proficiency and which require reteaching.
 Display an example solution with the equation and a drawing on the board. Put a mistake in the drawing and ask students to identify the error and how to fix it.
 Beginning: Allow students to share their answer in a small, teacherled group. Have them explain how they know their answer is correct.
 Intermediate: Put students into partnerships to discuss what is wrong with the example's drawing on the board and how to fix it.
 Provide sentence stems to support conversation, such as: "The drawing is wrong because..." and "We can fix it by..."
Review and closing
(5 minutes) Gather the students together, and call out single digit numbers,
 Have a volunteer come up to the board to write the equation out.
 Instruct another student to solve and write the answer next to the equation.
 Beginning: Put students into partnerships to write equations and answer the problem. Instruct them to discuss their process throughout the task.
 Intermediate: * Have students restate a peer's explanation and challenge them to add onto the statement. Provide sentence supports, such as: I agree with ____ because... I would also say...
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First grade mathematicians will be working this year on number sense in order to improve their understanding of the relationship between numbers and their ability to do mental math.
This lesson includes printable activities:
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Song: Counting by 5 Song
Game: Skip Counting Game Show
Game: Speed Counting 20 to 40
Game: Counting Restaurant Orders
Story: Too Many Muggos
Game: Speed Counting 100 to 120
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