Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Skip Counting and a Math Center Freebie!

We do a lot of skip counting in 2nd grade. Second graders should be able to skip count by 5's, 10's and 100's.  We practice counting on the decade, but we also practice skip counting from random numbers too. I made a game to help students practice this and it is in a math center this week.  Here are some pictures of kids using this game.

There are cards with popcorn on them, these are the cards that tell them what to skip count by.  The cards with the popcorn boxes on them tell them what number to begin with.  They choose a number card and a skip counting card, write the number on their paper and then list the five numbers that come next.  That's it!  Simple, easy, and great practice for skip counting.  You can download the game for free by clicking HERE! This game is a part of a set of 6 math center games. You can see the entire unit in my Teachers Pay Teachers store by clicking HERE!  The skip counting game can be put into centers lots of different times because the kids will draw a new combination of cards every time they play.  Fun and easy!  I'm all about easy these days!  Download the freebie and let me know how you like it!


  1. Nice little freebie! I'm featuring this post on Bagels and Blogs tomorrow. :)

    Math Coach’s Corner

  2. Thank you so much Donna!!!!!! I'm thrilled! Thanks for choosing my post!!!!

  3. Hi Sharon,
    I came over from Donna's post on Bagels and Blogs. Congratulations on being featured there! I am working with a group of second graders this year who need lots of extra support and I am always looking for more activities to practice important skills. What a great freebie! I am adding the rest of your unit to my wish list.

    The Math Maniac

  4. Thank you Tara! I use the popcorn unit ALOT! It seems like they never get enough practice in skip counting, especially off the decade! Let me know how you kids do with the game! :)

  5. I can't wait to use this wonderful freebie. Thank you. I'm your newest follower.

  6. Yea Erika! Thanks for following! I'll follow you too! :) Let me know how your kids like the skip counting center!