Monday, May 13, 2013

Skip Counting Freebie

Hello, Teaching Friends!

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!


6 comments:

  1. Should it say Can you count by 25's to 1000?

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    1. It sure should -oops! Thanks so much... I'll get it fixed ASAP!

      Linda

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  2. Great practice! I like how it is arranged so that kids really see the pattern!

    Thanks
    Tara
    The Math Maniac

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    1. Thanks, Tara! It's amazing to me that as I started to focus more in my teaching on noticing patterns and the value of observing predictability, I began to notice patterns where I had never seen them before, in math and in life!
      Thanks for your comment!

      Linda

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  3. I sure like your worksheet. I have my 2ndies slap their thighs and clap their hands as they chant in rhythm, 25, 50, 75, a dollar, repeating ad nauseum.

    Linda, buzz over to my blog and join my count-down linky. Leave a comment with the number of days left in your school year and where your school is located.

    Jill
    a-little-red-wagon

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    1. I think the clappin' and slappin' stuff is great ... and really needs to precede written things like this! The activity really cements the learning.

      Thanks for commenting!
      Linda

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