# Video: Reading and Writing 4 and 5

In this video, we will learn how to read, write, and model the numbers 4 and 5.

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### Video Transcript

Reading and Writing Four and Five

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 down.

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 rockets.

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 chart.

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.