Learning Target: I can explain how to skip count by 5.
This activity was created to promote critical thinking of the concept of skip counting by 5.
Directions for activity:
1. Use manipulatives for students to grab & count (counters, erasers, etc).
2. Students will make groups of 5 of the objects they grabbed.
3. Once groups are made, students can skip count to see how many they grabbed.
4. Use the number chart to circle the groups they made.
5. Write the answer in the bubble.
Ask your students the following questions to confirm understanding:
How many groups of 5 did you make?
What is ____ groups of 5?
Ex: How many groups of 5 did you make? I made 3 groups of 5.
What is 3 groups of 5? 3 groups of 5 makes 15.
The questioning is the important part of the activity. Most primary learners learn rote skip counting which prevents them from really understanding the concept.
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Enjoy & happy skip counting!