Counting in 5s

Home learning focus

Learn how to count in fives from 0 to 50.

This lesson includes:

  • one video
  • three activities

Learn

Begin today's lesson with a physical warm up. Let's count up and down in 5s.

For more help and advice with Maths watch this Teacher Talk video. There are many more Teacher Talks covering different Maths topics on Bitesize: 5-7 Year Olds.

Here is a number grid starting at 1 and finishing with 50.

Look at the coloured numbers. What do you notice?

Here are the numbers: 5, 10, 15, 20, 25, 30, 35, 40, 45, 50.

Each number is 5 more than the number before.

Example

These flowers all have 5 petals each.

  • How many flowers are there?

  • How many petals are there?

Count in 5s to help you work out the number of petals.

There are 5 flowers with 25 petals in total.

Top tip

Counting in 5s helps you learn to multiply by 5.

So, 5 flowers with 5 petals each is the same as saying:

5 x 5 = 25 petals

Counting in 5s gives you the 5 times table.

Practise

Activity 1

Practise counting up in 5s from 0 to 50.

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Remember

When counting in fives, the last digit will always end with either 0 or 5.

Activity 2

Try this worksheet from Pearson. You will be asked to count in groups of five and solve simple maths problems.

Thinking together

Click here for the answer sheet.

Activity 3

Now complete this exercise from Collins. You will need to use your knowledge of counting in 1s, 2s, 5s and 10s.

Counting in fives

Answers

1

  • a) 50, 45, 40
  • b) 40, 30, 20
  • c) 18, 16, 14
  • d) 40, 39, 38
  • e) 27, 25, 23

2

  • a) 32, 30, 27
  • b) 95, 80, 70
  • c) 90, 60, 40
  • d) 50, 45, 35
  • e) 85, 83, 79

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