Skip Counting by Tens

Contributor: Samantha Penna. Lesson ID: 11694

Suppose a bunch of friends held up both hands so you could count their fingers. Would you count the fingers one at a time? Would you like an easier way? Video and games show you how to count by 10s!


Counting and Cardinality, Whole Numbers and Operations

learning style
Auditory, Kinesthetic, Visual
personality style
Grade Level
Primary (K-2)
Lesson Type
Quick Query

Lesson Plan - Get It!

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  • What if you had piles of dimes?
  • Do you know a quick way to count how much money you have?

If you know how much a dime is worth, it's pretty easy!

In the previous Related Lessons, found in the right-hand sidebar, you learned how to skip count by twos and fives.

You will learn to skip count by tens in this lesson. You will get active, play games, learn songs, and have fun while learning to count by tens.

Any time you skip count by tens, each number you will count will end with a zero (0). Look at the set of numbers below. This series of numbers shows skip counting by tens.

Read the numbers in order aloud:

10, 20, 30, 40, 50, 60, 70, 80, 90, 100

Wow! You skip counted by tens!

  • What did all the numbers end with?

That's correct! All the numbers ended with zero. Any time you skip count by tens, each number should end with a zero.

Dance and sing along with the video Skip Counting Forward and Back | Count to 100 | Counting Songs | Jack Hartmann:

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Go on a hike up the mountain while you count by tens with the video below.

Pretend to climb a mountain while you count along while watching the Harry Kindergarten Music video Climbing Up This Mountain (Counting by 10s up to 100):

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  • Were you energized counting along by tens and exercising?

In the next section, you will get to play some fun games while practicing your new skill. Move on to the next section to practice counting by tens!

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