# Counting by 5’s and 10’s - Lesson for Grade 1, Chapter - Counting

In this lesson titled "Counting by 5’s and 10’s," designed for Grade 1 students, learners will delve into the essential mathematical concept of skip counting by intervals of 5 and 10. This foundational skill, located within the "Foundations in Operations Within 100" unit, plays a critical role in building a strong numerical base for young students. The activities included, such as "Skip Counting by 5s: Aliens and Spaceships Printable" and "Learn How to Skip Count by 5," will engage students with interactive and visually stimulating materials, making the learning process both fun and effective. Additionally, "Skip Counting by 10 with Toby" and "Learn Dozens: Counting by Tens Printable" will further reinforce their understanding by introducing them to the concept of dozens and how it relates to counting by tens.

Understanding how to count by 5’s and 10’s is crucial not only for enhancing mental math skills but also for its application in everyday situations, like telling time or handling money. It lays the groundwork for more complex mathematical operations they will encounter in their academic journey. By mastering skip counting, students will gain confidence in their mathematical abilities, fostering a positive attitude towards learning more challenging concepts in the future.

Estimated classroom time: 14 min
Chapter: Counting
Unit: Foundations in Operations Within 100
Click on any activity below to start learning.
1st
3:00 min
Skip Counting by 5s: Aliens and Spaceships Printable
worksheet
2nd
4:00 min
Learn How to Skip Count by 5
video
3rd
4:00 min
Skip Counting by 10 with Toby
video
4th
3:00 min
Learn Dozens: Counting by Tens Printable
worksheet
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• ### Activity 1 / Skip Counting by 5s: Aliens and Spaceships Printable

Packed with silly aliens and roaring rocket ships, your little learner will love taking an intergalactic adventure to outer space as they practice skip counting. This count by 5’s PDF worksheet will pique your child’s interests, while they get the practice they need with this highly important skill.
By completing this worksheet, your child will:
• Learn to identify and recognize large groups of numbers
• Categorize themed objects to count them
• Practice skip counting by a larger number.
Skip counting is important for your child to master to prepare them for math in school. The ability to count groups of numbers is an important prerequisite for concepts like multiplication later on. Best yet, your child will adore the silly space graphics, motivating them for more practice as they develop this critical skill!

• ### Activity 4 / Learn Dozens: Counting by Tens Printable

Skip counting is an important skill for kindergartners to learn. Once kids are fluent in their counting skills, they will learn to skip count, which is counting in bundles or number groups. This is so important for kids to learn because it increases number sense, and helps kids mentally complete math quickly. Becoming fluent in skip counting helps ready little learner’s minds for advanced mathematics skills, like multiplication and division.
There’s no better way to practice this invaluable skill than with this brilliant kindergarten counting by tens worksheet! Your little learner will take a trip to outer space to trace the lines to the correct stars as they skip count by tens. Your child must choose between different answers to select the correct answer to complete the puzzle.
By completing this worksheet, your child will:
• Practice skip counting skills, counting by tens to find each answer;
• Choose between different, incorrect answers to strengthen problem solving skills;
• Visually see the pattern their skip counting creates when finished;
• Build fluency in skip counting, building towards more advanced mathematical skills.
Whether you’re looking to reinforce fluency with extra practice, or trying to help a struggling student, this skip counting worksheet will help take your budding mathematician to the next level! Challenge your little learner today and print this vibrant starry worksheet for skip counting fun!