Grade: 2, Topic(s): skip counting

## Purpose

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).

Examples:

- 16, 18, 20, 22, 24…
- 12, 14, 16, 18, 20…
- 24, 26, 28, 30, 32…
- 28, 30, 32, 34, 36…

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