Patterns with 2s, 5s, and 10s

Contributor: Danielle Childers. 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

Elementary

subject
Math
learning style
Visual
personality style
Golden Retriever
Grade Level
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:

  1. First, write out the numbers 1-8 on a piece of paper: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8.
  2. 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!

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

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