Skip counting doesn’t bring quite the same feeling but it is one of those tasks that practice makes progress. So I like to have a lot of skip counting practice activities!
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Setting Up the Spring Skip Counting
I try to cut these up before handing them over. I like them to rely on skip counting at least a little bit before solving the puzzle! If they see the picture first, it kind of ruins that.
So I cut them up and hand them over in stacks.
Regular paper is just fine for these puzzles! If you want to use them over and over you’ll probably want to laminate them. Otherwise, don’t bother. They work fine on regular paper.
If you want to display the puzzle when it’s completed (or keep for a portfolio) then I’d suggest gluing it down on a piece of construction paper. It looks nice that way too!
How to Use the Spring Skip Counting
We typically use puzzles like these for practice. We practice skip counting when first learning how to skip count and again when memorizing multiplication facts. If they have trouble, I’ll give them a 100s chart and we will color the pattern first. Or use fingers (or any manipulatives).