Lesson Plan

Roll the Dice: Skip Counting by Fives

Five, ten, fifteen... Help your students practice their multiplication skills by teaching them to skip count by fives. In this lesson, they will use dice to practice math!
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Learning Objectives

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.
EL adjustments

Introduction

(5 minutes)
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  • 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 student-friendly 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 their birthday ending in a zero or five before sharing with the whole group.