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Skip counting may seem like such a blah math category, but it really isn’t. Skip counting is a technique to count to a particular number by skipping certain numerals. For instance 2, 4, 6 instead of 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. When counting physical items it can save a little time and frustration of the tongue to get the items counted faster. It seems so simple and not ranked very high on the ‘math I should teach my child’. But it does have meaning.
One day I had stocked up on boxes of juice boxes and they were stashed in the back of my SUV. I had opened the door and she saw all the boxes and asked how many. I told her to count. She instantly went to 2, 4, 6, etc. It blew me away that she was able to remember skip counting, see it’s benefit and count how many boxes in a short amount of time.
The skip counting printables are a perfectly simple activity. There are two pages for each 1, 2, 5, and 10. My suggestion is to start with 1’s, go to 10’s, then 5’s and then finish with 2’s.
The printable set is simple but fun. The pumpkin theme makes it perfect for Fall or a garden unit.