I have been focusing on skip counting both forwards and backwards by 1, 2, 5, and 10 with my students and I can see how much more motivated and confident they are during math class. Skip counting builds the foundation for math fact strategy development.
These activities are differentiated to suit all your student needs. I have skip counting by ones if your students struggle with number order and go all the way up to 240 by tens to really challenge your higher math students.
I use these activities in the classroom and then send home for homework to reinforce the skip counting concept. I also created a recording sheet for your students to extend their mathematical thinking into writing.
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