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Students watch and sing along to the Counting by 5s Song video on YouTube. At the end of the video, ask the students:
What type of skip pattern did we sing along to?
As we were counting, how many numbers did we skip at a time?
When might you use skip counting by 5s in everyday life?
Ask the students to stand in a circle. Invite the students to put their hand up, like they are about to give a ‘high-five’. Inform the students that you will be coming around the circle to give them all a ‘high-five’. Instruct the students that they must count aloud by 5s as each ‘high-five’ is received. Before beginning the task, ask the students to predict which number will be reached. Check these predictions at the end of the activity.
Once the students have matched up the dominoes, provide each pair with a set of Skip Counting by 5s Robot Strips. Monitor and support the students as they complete the five skip patterns on each strip. Encourage the students to use the blank strip to create their own five skip pattern.
As a class, share and discuss the answers to the skip counting by 5s robot strips.
As a class, play a game of ‘Sam-Yuk-Gu’, skip counting by 5s and clapping on every fifth number.
Pair more capable students with less confident students during the independent activity so they may act as peer tutors.
Invite less confident students to play 'Sam-Yuk-Gu' in a small group with the teacher or teacher aide.
Suggested Assessment Strategies
used strategic whole class or individual questioning
observed student participation during learning activities