## Skip Counting By 5s

#### Aligned To Common Core Standard:

**Grade 2 Base Ten** - 2.NBT.2

How Skip Counting Helps Begin to Learn to Multiply - Multiplication and division are two of the most essential elements that students need to learn in their early academic years in school as most of what is next is a derived or modified form of it. Skip counting helps you remember your counting and multiplications without using your calculator and fingers. You can do skip counting using sounds, tapping fingers on the desk or only fingers. So how can you use sounds to do skip counting. Using sounds for skip counting is easy, you keep reading the multiples loudly and leave everything else like one, TWO, three, FOUR, five, SIX, seven, EIGHT, nine, TEN and so on. Suppose you are doing multiple of Four then you would say it like: FOUR, five, six, seven, EIGHT, nine, ten, eleven, TWELVE, thirteen, fourteen, fifteen, SIXTEEN and so on. So, the idea here is to count all the numbers yet raise the volume on the desired number to train your brain for multiplication. You can also practice this method of skip counting using a Number Grid. This is a series of worksheets and lessons that help students begin to count ahead by values of five.

### Printable Worksheets And Lessons

- Counting Candles on Cakes Step-by-Step Lesson- Just think of it like a whole bunch of 5 year olds had birthday parties together.
- Guided Lesson - Match the sequence of doors and find the missing values of the stop signs.
- Guided Lesson Explanation - We go over the concept of moving back and forth with counting patterns and patterns in general.
- Count by 2, 5, 10 Worksheet Five Pack - Figure out how the sequence goes and then fill in the missing numbers.
- Matching Worksheet - Match the counts to the missing numbers or the objects that they represent.
- Practice Worksheet - All kinds of mixed counts for you including: balloons, trees in the forest, people walking across the globe, and toy paints.
- Counting with Numbers from Number Range Five Pack - All kinds of assorted counts and skip counts.

#### Homework Sheets

Welcome grid counting into your life. It helps students organize their thoughts.

- Homework 1 - Practice a Count by sevens and twos.
- Homework 2 - Fill all the boxes pretty quickly.
- Homework 3 - These cubes go up by eights and nines.

#### Practice Worksheets

The grid activities work great for this skill.

- Practice 1 - Watch out for that big wave!
- Practice 2 - A jump from tens to threes.
- Practice 3 - This really makes it jump around.