We spend a lot of time on skip counting in the primary grades. That's a good thing, because it's a fundamental skill for lots of other areas of math ...
- Distinguishing odd and even numbers
- Telling time: counting by 5s around the clock
- Counting money: nickels by 5s, dimes by 10s, and ..uh-oh, quarters by 25s????
Could your little ones use a bit more practice in counting by 25s? Here's a simple chart to help discover some of the patterns involved in this kind of skip counting. Plus, they'll get to write some REALLY BIG numbers, and what firstie doesn't totally love that? :) I know mine did!
Many thanks to the commenter below for the correction - it's now fixed! Sorry for any inconvenience
this may have caused you!