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 activities designed to help them get past those barriers are the key to success.
I use a variety of activities including group games like Buzz, collection sorting, and 100s charts (more details on those skip counting ideas). I also have a collection of puzzles, games, and activities ready to print and use.
Skip counting puzzles to make practice easy
Skip counting puzzles are a great way to help students piece together skip counting for any number—and to practice getting past skip counting barriers, such as:
- Moving beyond place value barriers.
- Skip counting both forward and backward at any number.
- Starting to count at any multiple of the number.
- Starting to count at any number that’s not a multiple.
Last month, I shared Skip Counting Puzzles for 2s, 3s, 4s, 5s, and 10s. This month I’m spotlighting Skip Counting Puzzles for 6, 7, 8, 9, 100.
This pack includes 50 colorful skip counting puzzles, information on helping your students overcome skip counting barriers, and instructions for using the skip counting puzzles. The puzzles are ready to print, cut and use.
You can get both sets of Skip Counting Puzzles (100 puzzles in all) in this Skip Counting Puzzle Bundle. But the best way to get them is as a member of the Top Notch Teaching Members Club. You get all the resources you need for one monthly rate, including favorite resources—like these skip counting puzzles, with new resources added every month.
Fun skip counting worksheets
If you’re working on skip counting for 2, 3, 4, 5, and 10, with your students, these worksheets are for you. Like the skip counting puzzles, they help students get past skip counting barriers. The activities are varied to help students approach skip counting in different ways and keep them engaged for additional practice.
- Missing numbers
- Finding patterns
- Fill in the gaps by counting forward
- Find the odd one out
- More and less
- Order the numbers: smallest to largest and largest to smallest
- Counting patterns: forward and backward
- 2 x finish the dot to dot picture.
Like the skip counting puzzles, you can get the Skip Counting Worksheets for 2, 3, 4, 5, 10 on their own—or you can set yourself up with activities for skip counting and so much more by joining the Top Notch Teaching Members Club.
Skip counting and MORE made easy
These skip counting tools are ready to use, so they help make things easy for you and your students. I know that busy teachers like you need resources for math and literacy, science and PE, even classroom management, and the Top Notch Teaching Members Club is here to serve.
Each month I add more of the tried and trusted tools from my collection PLUS exclusives that you can only get in the club. This month in addition to these skip counting tools, you’ll find Long O activities, classroom games, a teacher self-assessment tool, and a classroom decor pack. For one low monthly rate, you have one hub to go to and download any or all of the resources you need to make your teaching life easier.
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