This activity can be done alone, with a partner, or in whole class instruction. Students simply need to create a pattern with counters placed on his or her desk. Each student should have five counters. They lightly toss the counters into the air and record the pattern they created. This activity helps children connect the use of real world objects to the written work done in class. This activity also shows students the many ways that the number five can be created through the addition of two smaller numbers.