Five Frames and Guided Math Groups
Five frames are a great tool for teaching complements of 5! The new kindergarten common core standards state that students should have fluency through 5 at this grade. Five frames are rarely used in schools but we must start using them. Here is a five frame:
Here is the NCTM five frame game applet:
You use this five frame to work on finding all the names of 5. I use it in small guided math groups to do several things.
1. I have the students toss the two sided counters and find all the ways to name 5.
2. I also have pictures of the 5 frame colored in different ways and I have the students show me the expression that matches the representation.
3. I also have the students match equations with the representation.
4. I ask students to build different names for 5.
5. I staple several frames together and have the students make a book of all the ways to make 5.
Resource for games: Fluently add and subtract within 5 with two color counters