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What Is 5

What is 5? Learning Number 5 With Fun Activities

Last updated date: 24th Mar 2023
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Raise your 5 Fingers! - Learn Number 5

Raise all your fingers in one hand and yes you are representing the number 5! Do you understand what 5 is? This is a number in maths. These 5 will help us in the counting of numbers and also in mathematical calculations. 5 is the fifth number in the number system, the number is pretty cool too, as the number is related to many fun facts as well. Why wait for more? Let us learn about this amazing number in the content of ‘What is 5?’ 

Number 5 in Mathematics

In the mathematics number system, the number 5 represents the quantity or the value of 5. The number 5 lies between two numbers which are 4 and 6. The number 5 precedes number 6 and succeeds number 4. 

(Tip: Precedes means the previous number and succeeds means the following number)

Meet Steve

Steve shows the number five

Little Steve wanted to know about the number 5, so he raised his 5 fingers and counted them. 1, 2, 3, 4, and 5! He was delighted that he could count to the number 5. Then little Steve counted further: 

5 of everything

  • He counted 5 balloons

  • He counted 5 birds

  • Counted 5 apples


Did you see Steve’s progress in learning the number 5? Let us progress too. We will count the number 5 together. 


Let Us Count to Number 5!

Here we begin - 1, 2, 3, 4, and here it is 5!

Count the following crayons - 


5 crayons

In this, we have many crayons. They are violet, red, green, blue, and orange in colour. Can you count the number of crayons? 

Crayon Violet - 1

Crayon Red - 2

Crayon Green - 3

Crayon Blue - 4

Crayon Orange - 5

Yay! We counted to 5. Nice Progress. Now you deserve a song!


Singing the Number 5

Let’s sing!


Five little squirrels play the congo,

Five little squirrels waddle in a row.

Look at them dance to the sound of the leaves, 

One, two, three, four, and five squirrels altogether


We sang about 5 little squirrels who play congo together, waddle in a row together and also danced together to the sound of the leaves. 


The Cool Number 5! - Fun Facts on Number 5


Here we are presenting a number of fun facts which is about the cool number 5, let us check:

  1. 5 is a natural number in the number system.

  2. 5 is an odd number in the number system.

  3. 5 is the one and only prime number that has a sum of two consecutive prime numbers which are 2 and 3. 

  4. 5 is a prime number that ends with 5 in one's place as well. 

  5. On a dice, the pattern with 5 dots is known as the quincunx.

  6. There are 5 rings in the Olympic Rings which represent 5 competing continents - America, Europe, Asia, Africa, and Oceania. 

  7. We clap ‘high 5’ with our friends, this is a gesture of celebration. 

  8. In the English alphabet, there are 5 vowels - A, E, I, O, and U. 

  9. In the basketball game, there are 5 players in each team.

So, did you see how cool the number 5 is? We also learnt the number 5 in the number system, counted to the number 5, and as a reward also sang a song which has 5 squirrels together! You are required to practise more with this number. For this, you can practise by counting the vegetables, fruits, or books to the number 5. 

FAQs on What Is 5

1. What does the number 5 represent in religion?

The number 5 in the sense of culture and religion represents curiosity and adventure. 5 as a number has a spiritual association with religion and culture. It is believed to forecast the future as well. 

2. What is the smallest 5-digit number?

The smallest 5 digit number is 10,000, or ten thousand.