We usually start with counting by 2’s, 5’s, and
10’s. A lot of emphasis is given to this
set of skip counting patterns, but we should encourage learners to work on
counting by other numbers as well. Since
multiplication is simply repeated addition, when we practice counting by 3’s we
are practicing the multiply by 3 facts and the multiples of 3.

Click on the image below to view the Winter Skip Counting puzzles.

Puzzles and games are always a great motivator
for students. For this reason, I have
created several sets of fun skip counting puzzles that will encourage students
to work on this important skill in a non-threatening manner. Each puzzle activity is self-checking and can
be differentiated to address a variety of levels. I am offering a FREE sample of two skip
counting puzzles exclusively on the blog.

Click on the image below to download the FREE sample.

The puzzles look great printed in color on
white paper or printed in grayscale on colored paper. For
durability and extended use, I recommend printing on cardstock or heavy paper.

Click on the image below to view the Halloween Skip Counting Puzzles.

Choose between Jumbo Large-Size puzzles and Small Ink-Saver versions. The jumbo puzzles are perfect for young learners and little hands. The small puzzles are more appropriate for upper elementary students.

Click on the image below to view the Valentine Skip Counting Puzzles.

Encourage students to build each puzzle and
then read the skip counting sequence of numbers to you, to a partner, or to
themselves. Hearing and seeing the
pattern of numbers over and over again is what leads to future fluency.

Click on the image below to view the Back to School Skip Counting Puzzles.

Each complete collection of puzzles available for purchase in my TPT Store includes 14 sets of
skip counting patterns. I recommend
using all of these puzzles with young learners.
They will benefit from the exposure to all the skip counting sequences
found on these puzzles.

Use the labels provided with each set of puzzles to
create individual packets for morning activities, early finishers, or as an
option in your math center.

As an additional way to offer differentiation,
each puzzle is provided in an editable PowerPoint format. While working with younger students, you may
wish to create sets of puzzles for counting from 1 to 10, 11 to 20, 21 to 30,
etc. Or you may create more advanced
puzzles to challenge your learners.

Click on the image below to view the Editable Back to School Skip Counting Puzzles.

Happy teaching,

*Janet Mitchell*

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