Skip Counting by 10's Math Center

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Who says you can't play with your food? First graders can practice skip counting by 10's with this fun ice cream themed math activity. Fill in the blanks use a variety of numbers up to 120, and don't just end in zero. This number sense game also helps students mentally find ten more/ten less than a number and add multiples of 10 to a two-digit number.

Students will simply fill in each set of numbers with the matching scoop of ice cream. For added fun, store materials in an empty ice cream cone box!

This Skip Counting Activity includes:

✅ 16 sets of numbered ice cream scoops and fill in the blank cones

✅ Recording sheet (color and blackline)

✅ Teacher & Student Directions

✅ Answer Key

✅ Blackline versions (ink saving alternative)

✅ Bonus ideas


Want to know what other teachers are saying?

❤️ "I bought these with a few students in mind, and I can't wait for them to see them after break! Not only do students get to practice counting by 10s, but it's also engaging and fun. I also like how I can create my own and have students practice skip counting by other numbers. Thank you so much!"

❤️ "Perfect to help my students master skip counting by 10's, especially for 100th day!"

❤️ "Just used this with my students and it was fabulous! It really helped them see how the ones and tens worked."


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Greater Than/Less Than Math Center: Cowboy Theme
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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Given a two-digit number, mentally find 10 more or 10 less than the number, without having to count; explain the reasoning used.
Add within 100, including adding a two-digit number and a one-digit number, and adding a two-digit number and a multiple of 10, using concrete models or drawings and strategies based on place value, properties of operations, and/or the relationship between addition and subtraction; relate the strategy to a written method and explain the reasoning used. Understand that in adding two-digit numbers, one adds tens and tens, ones and ones; and sometimes it is necessary to compose a ten.


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