Five and Some More

Saturday, 7 November 2015

     What I love about teaching is that there are always opportunities for learning something new.  In our math program, numbers 6-10 are taught as 6 is 5 and 1 more, 7 is 5 and 2 more, and so on up to 10.  For me, this was a new way of teaching these numbers and I could easily see the benefits in working with this base of 5 to teach subitizing, counting on, and addition. Here are some of the tools I used to teach the numbers 6-10 as 5 and some more.

 felt board pieces in a ten-frame configuration

 counting hands and trees with a color change after five

 counting hand math mats

 counting paths using manipulatives and white boards


 counting book

How have you worked with “five and some more?”

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