How To Learn Number 5 For Kids | Cool Math Kids

How To Learn Number 5 For KidsHow To Learn Number 5 For Kids

How To Learn Number 5 For Kids

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Learning numbers for kids is super math fun when discovering how to learn number 5 for kids with Elliot and myABCdad Learning for Kids.

Modelling examples of adding to an amount, or taking away from an amount, is pretty standard stuff in Kindergarten. It is also the case when Elliot and I are are out and about together. Something always catches our attention, which begs further number love and investigation. In this learning video for kids, we make take advantage of the fact that acorns are everywhere at the moment, falling from the trees in the autumn here in France.

Whether it be at school or at home, the introduction of exploring number equations and adding to and taking away from becomes a math routine and ritual. Elliot, age 6, is beginning to make these connections.

Over the years as a Kindergarten teacher, I regularly modelled adding and taking away, particularly during morning Calendar time. Over a year we eventually moved to simple number sentences and equations. With time and repetition, many children begin to understand and make connections. Some though do not.

Helping make the experience even more successful, using real world examples like acorns helps.

Understanding Became a Whole New Kettle of Fish

If I introduce three acorns and add two more, the outcome of five is quite obvious to see and count. The visual is there to help establish understanding. However, when the equation 3 + 2 = 5 is introduced to describe the action, understanding becomes a whole new kettle of fish.

The missing component is an illustration, or picture describing the action.

In our learning video for kids, we use an activity for number 5 that helps make learning connections between an action and a number sentence by adding a number picture. Elliot enjoys a very successful experience. What a tremendous motivator for wanting to do more, challenge more and think more mathematically.

Have a go and try your own. Elliot and I would love to find out how it goes for you. E-mail us at: and/or gives us feedback in the comment section below.

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Elliot is in Kindergarten in France. He is also learning at home with his dad. At myABCdad Learning for Kids, we offer teaching resources and video tutorials to support learning at home for parents and kids.With 15 years of primary classroom teaching experience in seven different countries across our gorgeous globe, I create practical, visual worksheet resources. My son Elliot joins me to have a go and try each. We capture the action on video to help frame ways to help learning and build understanding working alongside children.I love tailoring resources to meet the needs of my growing son. We also love sharing with you. Please let us know if you have questions, requests or ideas by sending us an e-mail at -

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