Using Power of Ten in your classroom can help your students develop pattern recognition and a problem solving mindset, equipping them for more advanced concepts. Our system parallels the way the brain learns language by teaching math in an integrated way.
Origin of often Middle English, alteration (probably influenced by selden, seldom) of oft, from Old English; see upo in Indo-European roots.
I useful way to explain adverbs of frequency is to have students place their hands in the prayer position. Together the hands represent never a little wide apart – sometimes; a little wider still for often – usually – and at the widest to represent always. My students seem to like this idea for expressing how often they do something, either in a defined period of time, for example a day, week etc or in general. Hope this is of use.