Sunday, December 1, 2013
Counting by 5's
To use the gloves, we stand in a circle and I pass out the gloves in order. Some students get 1 glove, some get a pair, depending on class size. As we sing the song, the student displays the number we are counting. (I stand behind the correct number the first few times until the kids get used to holding up their number.) I point out that each glove has 5 fingers, so we are counting 100 fingers by 5's. A whole lot faster than counting 100 fingers by 1's!
Later on I will let the students use the gloves independently to put in order and count by 5's.
This also makes a great small group math game or center.