To practice skip counting fluently
hundreds chart (optional)
Children first practice counting by ones, emphasizing all of the even numbers as they count, as a way to prepare for skip counting by twos. Then children skip count aloud by twos, initially starting at 0 and then eventually starting at a different even number, such as 12 or 16.
(Optional: You might find it helpful to demonstrate on a hundreds chart or number line by moving your finger in jumps of 2).
Part 1 begins counting by ones, having children emphasize the even numbers. Part 2 moves to skip counting by twos fluently. The extension focuses on skip counting by twos starting at a number greater than 10.
Let’s count together like this: 0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6… Ready?
If children need more practice or are enjoying their mastery, repeat. If children are ready to move on, go to Part 2.
Let’s skip count by twos starting at 0 and ending at ___ (30).
If children need more practice, repeat. Or, when children seem excited for a new challenge, move to the extension.
Let’s skip count by twos starting at ___ (choose an even number greater than 10, such as 16).