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The Making Five exercise appears under the Early math Math Mission. This exercise gives students a geometric understanding of the relationship between addition and subtraction up to five

Types of problems

There as one type of problem in this exercise:

  1. Fill in the missing number: A grid of five squares is drawn with some of the squares filled in with dots. The KA user is to figure out how many additional squares require dots to bring the total dots to five. The equation related to the grid and dots is written in the problem and the student is solving for the question mark.
    Make5

    Fill in the missing number

Strategies

The numbers are small and there is only one type of problem so this exercise is easy to get accuracy badges and speed badges.

Real-life Applications

  1. Addition can be used for adding objects, like adding money totals.
  2. Addition is a major fundamental for higher math levels like algebra, calculus, and more.
  3. Skip counting is a useful skill, and making five helps you skip count.

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