by Melinda | May 25, 2020 | Math

When students are learning to skip count, some numbers are easier than others. There’s a reason we start with 10, 5, and 2. Skip counting by say, 7 or 9, can be tougher for many. And with any numbers, kids run into skip counting barriers. Lots of practice with...
by Melinda | Apr 20, 2020 | Math

Skip counting is a critical math skill because it helps kids: Calculate more quickly Calculate with more ease Get ready for multiplication and division. Most of us skip count without a thought 2-4-6-8-10-12 or 5-10-15-20-25-30 or even 3-6-9-12-15-18-21 … We almost...
by Melinda | Mar 9, 2020 | Math

Recently, I ran a spelling game challenge that you loved, so I thought you might want some math games to add to your teaching tools too. Math games are a non-threatening and motivational way to provide additional practice to help kids consolidate math skills. Yes,...
by Melinda | Jan 27, 2020 | Math

Last week I shared some favorite literacy resources. This week, let’s turn to math and science activities. I’ve got some great ideas for these subjects that you can use for individual work, small groups, or even the whole class. 3 quick science activities Explain to...
by Melinda | Sep 2, 2019 | Math

Some kids will struggle with skip counting more than others, but even when kids “get it” there are often points where they get stuck. When you know the common skip counting barriers and have the right tools in place, you can help kids piece it together to get past...
by Melinda | Aug 26, 2019 | Math

Skip counting by certain numbers, like 2 and 5 and 10, becomes so ingrained for most of us that we don’t think of it as a skill or something to master. But skip counting is really important because it helps kids calculate more quickly and with more ease. If that’s not...