Reflection: Developing a Conceptual Understanding Avery's Aliens: Counting by 5s to Larger Numbers - Section 4: Independent Practice and Informal Assessment


My entire class can count to 5s by 100, but do they really understand what those numbers mean?  The students know how to count objects by 5, but they are really challenged by writing the numerals for these numbers.  This lesson has showed me that I need to further my students' understanding of skip counting, as well as knowledge of the pattern of counting by 5s, by providing more opportunities to practice counting by 5s and connecting this counting to the numerals.

I am going to be planning some station/center work for my students that provides additional practice.  I am going to use snap cubes in groups of 5 and numeral cards for the students to lay out and match up.  This may help the students make a connection between the numerals and counting. This concept is so central for telling time and counting money that it is imperative that the students have a firm foundation of this concept.

  Avery's Aliens - Counting by 5s to Larger Numbers
  Developing a Conceptual Understanding: Avery's Aliens - Counting by 5s to Larger Numbers
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Avery's Aliens: Counting by 5s to Larger Numbers

Unit 6: Fun with Numbers 0-20 and Beyond
Lesson 18 of 21

Objective: Students will be able to count by 5s to larger numbers.

Big Idea: Counting by 5s is an essential math skill. Students will have fun reinforcing and expanding this skill in this alien themed lesson.

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