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 guided lesson will help strengthen this important skill with targeted instruction and plenty of real-world practice problems. Once the lesson is finished, you can extend learning with the suggested number sense worksheets.
This lesson is a continuation of place value practice, and offers more instruction on identifying tens and ones in 2-digit numbers. Once first graders are able to quickly identify place value they are then able to understand on a deeper level what larger numbers actually mean. This is crucial for the math fluency that will support higher-level concepts in the later grades.
Next time your family is playing dominoes, break out a skip counting by 5s lesson that perfectly suits the occasion. Your child will love keeping track of everyone’s score with their new skill. If your child needs further skip counting by 5s help, the following activities from Education.com will keep learning both productive and fresh. Soon enough, your child will be a master of both counting by 5s and dominoes.
Resources to Sharpen Skip Counting by 5s Skills
Skip counting is a way to speed up calculations by using multiples. The various skills-based games, lesson plans, and other sources found in the Learning Library help kids learn the trick of skip counting by 5s.
There are two catchy songs, Count By Fives and Hundreds Chart that aid in memorization of skip counting. The Play Patterns Hopscotch is a clever hands-on activity that incorporates the classic game with multiples of 5 written in the hopscotch boxes. A sequencing game familiarizes students with magical patterns found in numbers.
In addition to engaging games, there are various printable worksheets concentrated on counting by 5s. There are dot-to-dot drawing activities where the dots number values are spread out by multiples of 5. Other illustrated printouts and number charts give first, second and third graders a visual of skip counting.
All of these examples and the many other resources are created by licensed teachers. With the Learning Library's help, kids will soon skip ahead to the next counting challenge.