ASL sign for FIVE (5)


Meaning: Equivalent to the sum of two and three; one more than four, or half of ten; 5.

Note: The palm orientation should face toward the signer for a cardinal number. For time, age, and others, palm orientation should be facing outward.

Vocabulary Activity

In ASL class, this one of some handshape-based vocabulary activities is a great review activity for the mid-term exam and final exam. I split my students into trios or fours and have them list as many dominant-handed 5-handshape words as possible for a limited time (3-5 minutes).

Typical ASL signs or words in ASL 111/101: FIVE (of course!), FINE, SLOW, DETEST, ...

ASL 112/102: NOISE, DEER, RELAX/ED/ING, ...

Fun Trivial Game

If you take any number, double it and add ten, divide by two and then subtract your original number, the remaining number will always be five.

ASL writing for FIVE

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