# Patterns with 2s, 5s, and 10s

Contributor: Elephango Editors. Lesson ID: 10072

"Skip counting" does not mean avoid using numbers! It is a quick way to count things by seeing and using patterns in groups. Using games and charts and your amazing brain, learn about skip counting!

categories

## Counting and Cardinality, Whole Numbers and Operations

subject
Math
learning style
Visual
personality style
Golden Retriever
Primary (K-2)
Lesson Type
Quick Query

## Lesson Plan - Get It!

Audio:

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

• Do you know that cheer?
• Do you appreciate skip counting?
• You should, becuse it helps you count more quickly and will help you with multiplication when you are older. 2, 4, 6, 8; do you know what skip counting pattern those numbers make?

Skip Counting is counting by a number that is not 1.

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

First, write out the numbers 1-8 on a piece of paper:

• 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8.

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!

Skip Counting by 2 | Math for 1st Grade & Kindergarten | Kids Academy:

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

It's 4!

• What comes after 4?

It's 6!

• What comes after 6?

It's 8!

Wow! Great work.

Now listen to the Count By 2 song from Mr. R's Songs for Teaching. It will help you remember how to count by 2's!

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

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