Patterns With 2s, 5s, and 10s

Contributor: Elephango Editors. Lesson ID: 10072

Skip counting does not mean you avoid using numbers! It is a quick way to count things by seeing and using patterns in groups. Learn about skip counting!


Counting and Cardinality, Whole Numbers and Operations

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Golden Retriever
Grade Level
Primary (K-2)
Lesson Type
Quick Query

Lesson Plan - Get It!

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2, 4, 6, 8! Who do you appreciate? Skip counting! Skip counting!

  • Do you know that cheer?
  • Do you appreciate skip counting?

You should because it helps you count more quickly and will help you with multiplication when you are older.

2, 4, 6, 8 . . .

  • Do you know which skip counting pattern those numbers make?
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Skip counting is counting by a number that is not 1.

Draw out a simple number line to see what skip counting looks like.

  1. First, write the numbers 1-8 on paper.

1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8.

  1. Circle the 2, then the 4, then the 6, then the 8.
  • Do you see a pattern now?

You circled every second number. That means you were counting by 2s!

Learn more about counting by 2s with the video below!

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  • Did you learn a lot about skip counting?
  • Do you remember what comes after 2 when you count by 2s?

It's 4!

  • What comes after 4?

It's 6!

  • What comes after 6?

It's 8!

Wow! Great work.

Now listen to the song below for help remembering how to count by 2s!

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Continue to the Got It? section to skip some bigger numbers!

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