I only recently realized how useful skip counting is when it comes to multiplication. We didn’t learn repeated addition as kids and I never made the connection between skip counting as multiplication.
But if kids can memorize skip counting, they can definitely multiple! Each skill goes hand in hand. And I think a child that masters skip counting will have a much easier time with multiplying later on. So might as well practice as much as possible!
Today i s day 2 of the Pirate Printables week! Don’t miss the great printables from 3Dinosaurs.com and JDaniel4sMom.com!
How to Set Up the Pirate Skip Counting Puzzles
These puzzles are super simple to provide for kids. First of all, most kids can cut them out themselves if need be! Although, if you cut it out for them they won’t be able to ‘cheat’ and put the picture back together by sight.
So just cut on the solid lines and hand over the stack of paper strips.
If you’d like to keep the puzzle as artwork (Or perhaps for a portfolio) simply glue the pieces down on a piece of construction paper! It’ll even give it a nice border.
These puzzles are all pirate themed and focus on skip counting by 10s. Each puzzle skip counts from 10 to 100.
How to Use the Pirate Skip Counting Puzzles
These puzzles are a great tool for practice and review.
We try to focus on the skip counting to put the puzzle together and use the picture as reinforcement. It doesn’t always work that way, admittedly.
However, the picture can be used as a self-check. When they are done, if the picture doesn’t look right, they can find the problem. The visual will usually make it pretty obvious where the problem lies.
The numbers should be lined up from left to right for the picture to turn out the right way!