Reading and Writing Four and
In this video, we will learn how to
read, write, and model the numbers four and five.
Let’s think about what the number
four and five look like. We have a number four and a number
five digit card. Let’s begin by practicing how to
write the number four and the number five.
Let’s start by writing the number
four. We should always start writing our
numbers in the same place. The number four starts at the
top. And we follow the pink arrows. So, first, we start at the top. And we go down. Then, we draw across. Then, we have to lift our pen off
the paper and draw another line going down. Let’s practice that again. Start at the top. Draw a line down, across. Lift our pen off the paper. And draw another line going
When we’re writing the number five,
we start in a different place. We start at this dot. And we begin by going across, then
down, and then all the way around. Notice, we didn’t have to take our
pen or pencil off the paper. Let’s try that again. First we draw our line going
across, then down, then all the way around. Now, we know how to read and write
the numbers four and five.
Now, let’s look at how we can model
each of these numbers. We can model the number four using
counters. Here’s one, two, three, four. We place the counters in a straight
line. It doesn’t matter how we place the
four counters; there are still four counters. Whichever way we place the
counters, the number of counters remains the same. We could also use four blocks to
show the number four. It doesn’t matter which way we
place the blocks; there are still four blocks.
In the same way, we could use
blocks to model the number five. It doesn’t matter how we place the
blocks; there are still five blocks. Let’s practice reading, writing,
and modelling the numbers four and five.
Pick a group of four objects.
We’re shown three pictures of
rockets. And we have to pick the one which
shows four rockets. Let’s count the rockets in the
first picture. We can use a counter to represent
each rocket as we count it. One, two, three, four, five. The first group shows five
Let’s count the rockets in the
second group. One, two, three, four. There are four rockets in the
second group. Let’s count the final group. This group has one, two, three
rockets. The group which shows four objects
is the middle group. It has four rockets.
Pick the five frame that represents
the number in the given figure.
The figure shows a cupcake with a
number five candle. So, we’re looking for the five
frame that represents the number five. Let’s count out five counters into
a five frame to see which model is correct. One, two, three, four, five. Our five frame is full. It has five counters. So, this is the five frame that
represents the number five. This five frame is full. It has five counters.
How many fives can you find?
We’re shown a chart which contains
lots of different numbers. We have to count how many number
fives there are in the chart. This is a good way to practice
reading and writing the number five. Are there any number fives in the
first row? Here’s a number five. Can you see any number fives in the
second row? Let’s read the numbers. Three, four, nine, zero, two,
three. There are no number fives.
Let’s look at the third row. We have a six, an eight, a five, a
one, another five, and a seven. Let’s check the fourth row. Nine, four, three, two, zero,
five. And there are no fives in the
bottom row. We have a two, seven, six, four,
one, and three. How many fives did we find? One, two, three. four. There are four number fives. We found four number fives in the
We learned how to model and count
the numbers four and five. And we’ve also learned how to read
and write the numbers four and five. Now, you can practice reading,
writing, modelling, and counting the numbers four and five yourself.