Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Skip Counting and Patterns.

In Math, our current learning goal is to recall how to skip count forwards and backwards. We are also working on skip counting at various starting points. Students are creating their own skip counting books and have so far worked on skip counting by 2's, 5's and 10's. We will be working to skip count all the way to 1000!

At home, students are encouraged to practice skip counting these numbers. We are recognizing patterns in our 100's chart and learning that we can even skip count at many starting points. So we don't always have to start at 10 to skip count by tens....we can even start at 2 and skip count by 10's!

Students are recognizing and writing pattern rules for the skip counting patterns. We are solving math problems each day and adding to our pattern thinking in our pattern books. Please work on skip counting at home with your child. You can use real objects to help you skip count such as toothpicks, coins, erasers, napkins, and more! Have fun with this activity at home.

Tomorrow, students will be working on a fun activity that will require them to recall some of their counting strategies. I wonder if they remember other ways to skip count? Can we skip count by numbers other than 2, 5 and 10??

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