Grade: 1, Topic(s): skip counting

## Purpose

To skip-count by fives from multiples of five.

Explain to children that you will skip-count by fives to a number and then stop. At this time, children should count on without you by fives. Begin by skip-counting by fives from 0 to 15. Have children count on by fives from 15. Continue to practice skip-counting by fives in this way. Now, have children count on from any multiple of five, such as 35 or 60.

Part 1 begins with children counting on from 15. Part 2 moves to counting on from any multiple of five, from 15 to 80. The extension moves to skip-counting by fives starting at a number > 80, likely counting past 100.

We’ll begin by skip-counting by fives from 0 to 15. Then you keep going…

Number sequence:

- 0, 5, 10, 15, 20, 25…

*While children are enjoying their building of mastery, feel free to repeat. When children are eager for more, try Part 2.*

This time we’ll skip-count by fives starting from any number, such as from 15 to 80.

Number sequence:

- 15, 20, 25, 30…
- 50, 55, 60, 65…
- 35, 40, 45, 50…
- 75, 80, 85, 90…

*As always, when children seem excited for a new challenge, move on.*

This time we’ll skip-count by fives starting from any number > 80.

Number sequence:

- 80, 85, 90, 95, 100…
- 95, 100, 105, 110…
- 105, 110, 115, 120…
- 125, 130, 135, 140…

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