Skip Counting

"Skip Counting" is counting by a number that is not 1

 

Example: We Skip Count by 2 like this:

2, 4, 6, 8, 10, 12, 14, 16, 18, 20, ...

Learning to "Skip Count" helps you:

  • count many things quickly
  • learn your multiplication tables
 

 

Skip Counting by 10s

Skip Counting by 10s is the easiest.

It is like normal counting (1,2,3,...) except there is an extra "0":

10, 20, 30, 40, 50, 60, 70, 80, 90, 100, ...

Skip Count by 2

Learning to skip count by 2 means you can count things faster!

Try this example, who will be the winner?

Try It Yourself

Click on the marbles:

Now Get Some Practice!

Now you can practice by "Filling Out the Missing Numbers":

 

Skip Counting by 5s

Skip Counting by 5s has a nice pattern:

5, 10, 15, 20, 25, 30, 35, 40, 45, 50, ...

That pattern should make it easy for you!

OK, let us get some practice:

Skip Counting by 3s and 4s

Skip Counting by 3s is:

3, 6, 9, 12, 15, 18, 21, 24, 27, 30, ...

 

Skip Counting by 4s is:

4, 8, 12, 16, 20, 24, 28, 32, 36, 40, ...

Skip Count Backwards!

Yes, skip counting also works backwards:

-1   Skip Counting Backwards (20 to 1) and (100 to 1)
-2   Skip Counting Backwards by 2
-5   Skip Counting Backwards by 5
-10   Skip Counting Backwards by 10

Skip Count by Bigger Numbers!

Try these for a challenge:

25   Skip Counting by 25s
50   Skip Counting by 50s
100   Skip Counting by 100s

Skip Count on the Number Line

Also try skip counting on the number line