Skip counting can be made a lot of fun. We love doing our skip counting activities and this was a fun way to add more hands-on activities with the skip counting.
Skip counting is a great way to build up to learning multiplication. It is often hard to see how it would work for the older kids. This is something we are always working on.
These tiles are to help with the skill of learning skip counting. To make them last longer I suggest that you laminate them. I use the Scotch Thermal Laminator and Scotch Thermal Laminating Pouches 100 pack.
The first time we use them I give the tiles to her and something to do hands on with it. I used some seasonal eraser for her.
She knows the pattern from paper and then she puts the tiles in order. After you have the tiles in order do some double checking to make sure they are right. If you find them in the wrong order do some simple adding by two to see if they are right. Example does 18 + 2 = 20 or 22. This is easy and simple. If they need help putting them in order you can use the Skip Counting Wall Cards
Because my daughter loves to have some hands on learning with it. We use erasers to give the skip counting something she can see as well. She lays out the erasers in patterns of 2 to match the cards. We do 2 + 2 = 4 and 4 + 2 = 6 until the end. I have her run through the skip counting tile cards a few times.
After she has it down I start removing tiles so she has to remember what was there. First time I remove 3 tiles and work up until there are more tiles missing.
After you have the numbers down have them skip counting so many times. I have them skip count by 3 four times. And repeat the pattern with different numbers. I have her place her hand where she finished skip counting to. You work that 3 x 4 = 12 and so on.
Here are a few other ways you could use them:
- Math the tile up to the Skip Number Counting Pages
- Give them the cards and have them tell you the pattern
- Have them put the tiles in order and write the pattern on a piece of paper
- Put the tiles in order and have a die they can roll and skip count that many times. I use a dice in dice from learning resource.
What you will find in these printables:
- Skip counting tiles for numbers 2 through 12
- 12 numbers for each set
Here are some other skip counting printables and math activities:
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