I modeled the concept of different ways to make five. I then wrote a sum on a circle piece of paper and created a chain using those numbers. Each student received a sum (on their choice of coloured paper) and then returned to the desks to make their chains. Once they completed the chain they showed me. A few didn’t have the correct amount of chains, so we talked about it and then they returned to fix it. It was a very engaging and worth while activity.