Skip Counting

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Don't skip over this collection of elementary math activities. Offering three different collaborative tasks that engage children in learning how to skip count, as well as a skills practice instructional activity, these materials would make a great addition to the resource library of any elementary teacher.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Integrate these activities into a lesson series on skip counting in the primary grades
  • Offer the worksheet as a math learning center when transitioning children to learning about multiplication
  • Laminate the skip counting cards that you create for the third activity, using them with your class year after year
Classroom Considerations

  • Worksheet requires the use of beads as well as smiley face and star stickers, but if you don't have these materials, students can draw pictures instead
  • Seek the help of a classroom aide, parent volunteer, or older student when preparing the materials for the activities
Pros

  • Worksheet engages children by having them use stickers and draw pictures to represent skip counting by twos, threes, fives, and tens
  • The lyrics to a skip counting song are included 
  • Provides links to online games that allow children to practice their skip counting
Cons

  • None