## Watch the following video on what skip counting entails:

#1.) Now, practice skip counting using the website activities HERE

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## #2.) Practice counting sets of objects (like many pieces of candy or pieces of pasta or pennies or….whatever!!!!!) in 2’s, 3’s, 4’s, 5’s and so forth.

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## #3.) Beep/Buzz Game! Found at nzmaths

*Decide on a multiple of two, three, four or five, six, seven, eight or nine that will be the “beep”numbers. Select a student to start counting from one. It is important that all the students countaloud. For example, for counting in fives: “1, 2, 3, 4, beep, 6, 7, 8, 9, beep, 11 …” When a student says “beep”, they sit down. The game continues until only one student is left standing. Thisactivity can be used to reinforce the forwards and backwards counting sequences. Use a hundreds board to assist the students to visualise the patterns. Highlight the “beep” numbers. You could use this interactive hundreds chart if you would like: CLICK HERE.*

#### Extension Activity

*Have two multiples going at the same time. For example, threes (say “beep”) and fives (say“buzz”). If the number is a multiple of both three and five, then the person says “buzz-beep”. So the sequence goes “1, 2, beep, 4, buzz, beep, 7, 8, … 11, beep, 13, 14, buzz-beep … “Begin the counting sequences at different starting numbers. For example, “3, 7, 11 …” or “100, 97,94, 91 …” These patterns will help the students to recognize algebraic relationships.*

#### Extension Activity

*Repeat “Beep” for multiples of three, four, and six. Develop increasingly complex sequences by using counts like hundreds, twenties and fifties, in fractions (on multiples of four quarters), like,one-quarter, two-quarters, three-quarters, beep, five-quarters …, in decimals (on multiples of 0.25), like 0.05, 0.1, 0.15, 0.2, beep* …