Skip Counting

Skip counting is an important math skill for children to learn, as it allows for quick and accurate counting. The following worksheets will challenge your child to skip count by 10s, 2s and 5s.

The importance of skip counting worksheets

Skip counting makes counting large amounts easier, faster and more accurate. When children can separate large groups of items into smaller groups and then skip count, they can avoid the cumbersome chore of counting by ones.

Additional activities to supplement skip counting worksheets

  • Practice skip counting when taking a walk or riding in the car. Count out loud to a rhythmic beat so that your child can hear the chant and begin to join in. For example, choose any of his favorite CDs and turn up the bass as the music plays. You and your child will quickly hear the beat which will make skip counting aloud even easier.
  • Let your child make “100 collections.” Ask him to pick a small object and collect 100 pieces, such as paper clips, cotton balls or cereal pieces. Ask him to put 10 pieces in a small cup and to let you know when he has 10 cups of items.
  • Show your child how to use hash marks to count by 5s. Make four lines and diagonally cross over the lines with the 5th line. Make a series of “hash mark bundles” with your child and let him write the numbers under each one (5, 10, 15, 20, etc.) as he counts to see how many marks you made.
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