# Skip Counting by 5s CENTERS

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Centers aligned with 2.MD.7 & 2.NBT.2 skip counting by 5s

In getting my students ready to tell time to the nearest 5 minutes (2.MD.7), I found that I could get the biggest bang in my buck to set up some centers where they would be practicing counting by 5s.

This resources contains 6 centers:
Nickel Counting:
*Materials– cards & nickels
*Students are given equal amounts of nickels.
*Students flip over a card and try to make the amount shown before anyone else in their group, if they are the 1st one done and make the correct amount, they win the card. The player with the most nickels wins!

Telling Time:
How to Play:
*Print cards on whatever color card stock (I recommend laminating for durability)
*Students will take turns making the time shown on the digital clock on their analog clock.
*Kids holding clocks included if you don't have clocks in your classroom

Building the Chart:
How to Play:
*Copy on 1 color cardstock and cut apart (prepped) for students.
*Students work together to build the 500s chart (skip counting by 5s). I use a pocket chart for the students to build the chart.
*My students enjoy working together to accomplish this task, and the more competitive ones ask to use a timer to monitor their time to complete it.

Race to 500:
*Just add small erasers or counters as the markers on the game board (I recommend no more than 4 players).
*Players take turns spinning the spinner (spinner in picture from Amazon, but pencil and paperclip work just as well) and moving that much on the counting by 5 game board.
*First one to 500 wins!

Number Puzzles:
How to Play:
*Make background copy of skip counting by 5s chart on white card stock (I recommend laminating for durability). Then make equal number of colored (different colors) copies on another color cardstock. (So for 4 sets you would make 4 white card stock copies of the background, as well as 4 different color copies that you are going to cut into puzzle pieces for students to build or put back together.

AM/PM Sort:
*Pieces can be printed on card stock and laminated for durability.
*Students can match pictures with the A.M. and P.M. times or they can the pictures and times on Morning Activity/Evening Activity Sorting Mat

I created this for my own students, and I hope you can use it for yours! Enjoy! This can be used as a formative assessment, homework, or classwork!

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