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Today I'm sharing a song to help students with a skip counting and specifically skip counting by 2's.
Skip counting helps us count groups of things quickly. Skip counting also sets a great foundation for when we do repeated addition, which happens when we do multiplication.
I have seen several ways to help students learn to skip count. Some of those include number lines on their desks, beads on a string across their desk, using an abacus, using a 100's board, and even using a large number line taped on the classroom floor. These are all great tools. I personally love the large number line on the floor because of the way the students become engaged stepping and skipping from number to number. I think it's a great way for the kinesthetic learners in the classroom to grasp the concept quickly.
I wrote a song called, "Counting by 2's" to help introduce the concept of skip counting by 2's. When first learning to count by 2's, the main concept a student needs to grasp is instead of rote counting, they are starting with one number and then skipping over the next.
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