The 5 times table
Learn the 5 times table by counting in fives and looking at arrays and number patterns.
This lesson includes:
- one video
- three activities
Counting in fives
Here is a counting pattern:
5, 10, 15, 20, 25, 30, 35, …
This pattern goes up in fives.
From each number, we add 5 to get the next number.
Can you count on in fives to get to 60?
Groups of 5
This array has 5 apples in each column.
There are 4 columns, making 4 lots of 5.
As a repeated addition this is written:
5 + 5 + 5 +5
Or 4 lots of 5 is the same as 4 x 5 and 4 x 5 = 20.
|1 lot of 5 = 5||2 lots of 5 = 10||3 lots of 5 = 15||4 lots of 5 = 20|
|1 x 5 = 5||2 x 5 = 10||3 x 5 = 15||4 x 5 = 20|
This set of number facts are from the 5 times table.
This number track shows the 5 times table. Some numbers are missing.
Can you work out which numbers are missing?
How did you work out the missing numbers?
How many 5p coins make 35p?
Through repeated addition this is:
5p + 5p + 5p + 5p + 5p + 5p + 5p = 35p
Or you could do this through multiplication:
7 x 5 = 35
so 7 x 5p = 35p
Remember that every number in the 5 times table always ends in 0 or 5.
Draw an array for each multiplication fact in the 5 times table.
What do you notice about the arrays you have drawn?
How are they the same? How are they different?
Practise counting up and down in fives from 0 to 60.
Now, have a look at these four different representations of 5s.
Think about how you would show each one as:
1. an array
2. a repeated addition
3. a multiplication
Have a go at this 5 times table interactive activity and see if you can get all the questions right.
Play Guardians: Defenders of Mathematica to learn more about this topic and test your skills.
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