Skip Counting

Screen Shot 2015-08-04 at 1.20.23 PMSkip counting builds a strong foundation for multiplication. The students can solve simple multiplication using skip counting. For example, two multiplied by four is the same as two counted 4 four times which equals eight. You can teach skip counting in many ways, and Matific has a great game, Ahoy!, with which kids can explore and learn.

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If you don’t have a computer in class, Julie from Nurturing Learning came up with a clever, creative idea on how to teach skip counting to her kids. You can use shoes to teach your students to count by twos!