Count in 5s

Learning focus

Learn how to count in fives from 0 to 50.

This lesson includes:

  • one video
  • one activity


Let's start this 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.

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.


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.


Activity 1

Practise counting up in 5s from 0 to 50.



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


Play Guardians: Defenders of Mathematica to learn more about this topic and test your skills.

Guardians: Defenders of Mathematica

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