Multiples of Five

Contributor: Meghan Vestal. Lesson ID: 11317

Sing your way through the five times table! You probably already know how to count by fives, but practice and your homemade flashcards will help you become five times better at multiplication!



learning style
Auditory, Visual
personality style
Lion, Beaver
Grade Level
Intermediate (3-5)
Lesson Type
Quick Query

Lesson Plan - Get It!


Can you count by 5s?

5, 10, 15, …

If you can, mastering the five times tables will be easy!

In the previous Related Lesson, found in the right-hand sidebar, you learned the two times tables.

Take a moment to practice what you learned. Tell your teacher or parent the product of each of these basic multiplication facts:

  • 2 x 6 =
  • 10 x 2 =
  • 2 x 2 =
  • 12 x 2 =
  • 2 x 8 =

Were you able to quickly recall the answer to each question? If not, go back and review multiples of two before moving forward. It is easiest to learn the times tables when you master one set at a time.

In this lesson, you will master the five times tables. You may be wondering why you are learning the five times tables next, rather than the three times tables. Certain times tables are easier to remember than others. You are learning the easier sets first to make memorizing the more challenging multiplication facts less difficult when you learn them later.

As you saw at the beginning of the lesson, learning the five times tables is as easy as counting by fives. If you know how to tell time, you already have some experience counting by fives!

Songs have helped many students learn their multiplication facts. Listen to this 5 Times Tables | Kids Multiplication Song | Children Love to Sing song two or three times. When you start to get the hang of the words, sing along:


Look at the multiplication table. The five times tables have been highlighted.

  • What do you notice when you look at the five times tables?
  • Is there a pattern?
  • Do any numbers recur often?

Discuss your observations with a teacher or parent:

multiplication chart

  • Did you notice the ones place (that is the number all the way to the right) is always a 0 or 5?

Multiples of five always end in 0 or 5. When multiplying by five, if you get a product that does not end in a 0 or 5, you need to check your work because there is a mistake in your multiplication. Add this tip to the foldable you started in the last lesson.

  • Are you ready to solve multiplication problems with five?

Move on to the Got It? section to continue memorizing and solving problems with your five times tables.

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