Five Frames


In this activity we look at the number relationships 1 through to 10.

Achievement Objectives
NA1-3: Know groupings with five, within ten, and with ten.
Specific Learning Outcomes

Use Five Frames to see number relationships.

Required Resource Materials
A Five Frame

Overhead projector


  1. Show a transparency of a Five Frame on the OHP.

    five frame.

  2. Cover all 5 cells with counters.
  3. Write down or show how many counters you see.
  4. Turn off the light and add two more counters etc up to 9
    How many are there now?
  5. Write the number
    How did you know there were 7?
  6. Add and subtract counters through to 10. Ask students to write the numbers they see and tell how they know.

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