Grade: 2, Topic(s): skip counting

## Purpose

To skip count by fives fluently.

hundreds chart (optional)

Children first practice counting by ones, emphasizing all of the multiples of five as they count, as a way to prepare for skip counting by fives. Then children skip count aloud by fives, first starting at 0, then eventually starting a different multiple of 5 (such as 20 or 35).

(Optional: As children count, move your finger in jumps of 5 on the hundreds chart or number line).

Part 1 begins counting by ones, having children emphasize multiples of five. Part 2 moves to counting fluently by fives, starting at 0. The extension practices skip counting by fives starting from a larger multiple of 5 (e.g., 55).

Let’s count together like this: 0, 1, 2, 3, 4, **5**, 6, 7, 8, 9, **10**… Ready?

Let’s skip count by fives starting at 0 and ending at _____ (50).

Let’s skip count by fives starting at _____ (a multiple of five, such as 55).

Examples:

- 55, 60, 65, 70…
- 35, 40, 45, 50…
- 75, 80, 85, 90…

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