Skip Counting is an excellent way to start familiarizing children with multiplication. It's basically counting by other numbers instead of by 1’s. Using 3 for example, the numbers that would be counted would be 0, 3, 6, 9, etc.
You'll find skip countinting worksheets and also fun skip counting activities and games as you continue on this page.
If you can count by that number, you can multiply by that number. For example, if you wanted to multiply 4 x 3...all you would have to do would be to skip count three times...4, 8, 12. So 4 x 3 is 12.
Skip Count By Twos: A worksheet that will help young learners count by twos and then multiply by twos, before you know it! Kids will enjoy filling out the missing boxes. The grid has some of the numbers there to help them if they are just learning their multiples of two.
Skip Count By Threes: How about skip counting by threes... We've got you taken care of with this worksheet that gives the kiddos practice counting to 99 by 3's.
As you see in the picture of above, the first two rows of blocks have been shaded green. These shaded blocks are pretty much the standard kids should know, since they cover the 3 multolication tables up to 3 x 12. If they can fill in the others, that's a bonus.
This is a fun counting game: it's an activity that works on counting by 2's, 5's, or 10's. See who an correctly complete the most number strips!
So if your kid/s need some fun practice on counting to 100, you'll like these activities! Try one or all three of the activities.
Skip Counting 2's, 5's, or 10's game: This is a fun activity that helps kids practice online! Answer the question correctly and you get a chance to roll the dice and move arpund the board.
Skip Counting by 3's Frog Puzzle: Pretty cool counting activity for the kids! This one counts by 3’s. Just print it off out and cut the into strips along the dashed lines. Quick and easy fun - mix up the pieces and have your kids use skip counting to put see the puzzle come together!
Skip Counting by 5's Crab Puzzle: Ready for another skip counting puxzlle the kiddos will enjoy. How about putting together this crab while counting by five's in this skip counting puzzle...
Skip Counting by 10's Bee Puzzle: Here's the next fun skip counting puzzle - this one is counting by tens.
Next Up - Skip Counting Charts
Skip Counting Charts are a great tool to use with your kids! Just print them off and let the skip conting games begin.
Skip count by 2's, 3's, 4's, 5's, 5's, ...., all the way up to 12's. You can print off the completed chart or you can print off the charts with blanks to give the kids practice as they fill in the missing numbers.
Multiplication is an important math skill kids should master without a calculator or using their fingers!. If you your child or students are at a point where they are ready to start learning to multiply, they will really enjoy learning with fun multiplication games.
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