Today’s Number: Five Bath Toys
What is today’s number? How many different ways do you see 5 toys?
Can you show the different ways to make 5 with your fingers? What about with numbers?
Look around your home. Can you find or make 5 in different ways?
Here are some ideas:
- Line up 3 toys, then add more toys to get to 5. Try again with 1, 2, and 4.
- Take one away from the line and count backward. Continue taking 1 away and counting backward, until you have no more objects left.
- Write one number for each item in your set.
Share the way you showed today’s number with someone. Can they think of another way to make a set of 5?
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