Teaching base five has always helped my students understand place value and make deeper connections with our base ten number system. Base five can be taught with any type of counters, grouping them in fives. We make place value charts with 1s, 5s, and 25s from right to left. My students needed some written practice after the hands-on and whole class learning experiences. This was great for students to solidify these ideas in their mind and for me to see who needed more help.