Skip Counting

Skip counting is one of the first math skills that gets your child ready to understand beginning multiplication.

When a number is added to itself over and over again, and your child sees and memorizes the counting pattern, he will be closer to understanding what you mean when you start showing him simple multiplication probems and, in later grades, then ask him to memorize the multiplication tables.

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Teaching Sequence

This form of counting is generally introduced in first grade, and it is best to start first with the fives and tens and then go on to the twos. Try to get your child to memorize the counting pattern up to 100.

The other digits will follow once the fives, tens and twos are mastered.

The hundreds chart is a useful tool to help your child visualize what skipping means. When you visit the individual counting pages, you'll find some worksheets that are based off of the hundreds chart as well as some other worksheets and videos to help you teach this skill.

We hope that you'll find our worksheets and videos useful in teaching this method to your child or student.

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