Tell the time: Skip Counting Fives

Learning to match the fives with the numbers 1 to 12 is key to telling the time on an analogue clock.

Memory pairs

To print: Multiples 5

In this task, print the numbers 1 – 12 on a different colour sheet from the multiples of 5.

Shuffle the cards together then scatter them face up on the floor. Play the memory game to make pairs. Perhaps have the 5 times table somewhere visible in the room.


To print: Rectangles Rows of 5

1. 5s Hunt: Print the rectangles, and give each one a fun name. Stick the rectangles in a random order around the room. Give the kids a list 5, 10, 15 … 60. Have the kids find, identify and copy the name of each rectangle onto their number list.

2. Making rectangles:

GeoGebra Link:

Math Playground

In this game of snake you can choose 5’s only. Look for the calculations below the graphics. The snake will eat all seeds it passes and get longer for every seed, however only the answers to the calculations given add points. The game ends when the snake gets stuck. The shorter you keep the snake, the longer you last.

The Clock on the Wall

Cut out 12 arrows and write on the multiples of 5, mix them up, put tape on the back. Ask your kid to put them on the right location around your clock on the wall.