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Elementary Definition--Multiplication and Division Concepts--Skip Counting

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# Skip Counting

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Multiplication and Division

## Definition

Skip counting is the process of counting forward by numbers other than one, such as by 2s, 5s, or 10s.

## Description

Skip counting is a fundamental mathematical skill that helps in understanding multiplication and division. It involves counting by a specific number, such as 2, 5, or 10, which lays the groundwork for learning multiplication tables. For example, skip counting by 5s would go 5, 10, 15, 20, and so on. This technique is used in various real-world applications, such as counting money, telling time, and organizing objects. Teaching skip counting to students helps them develop number sense and prepares them for more advanced arithmetic operations. It also aids in recognizing patterns in numbers, which is crucial for problem-solving and logical thinking.

**Teacher script**: "Let's practice skip counting by 2s: 2, 4, 6, 8, 10. Great job! Now let's try skip counting by 5s: 5, 10, 15, 20."

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Common Core Standards | CCSS.MATH.CONTENT.4.OA.B.4, CCSS.MATH.CONTENT.3.OA.C.7, CCSS.MATH.CONTENT.3.OA.B.5 |
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Grade Range | 2 - 4 |

Curriculum Nodes |
Arithmetic• Multiplication• Multiplication Expressions and Equations |

Copyright Year | 2021 |

Keywords | multiplication, division, equation |