# Skip Counting by 5 and 10 - Lesson for Grade 2, Chapter - Counting and Comparing

In this lesson, "Skip Counting by 5 and 10," second-grade students embark on an engaging journey through the fundamentals of number patterns within the "Foundations in Operations Within 1000" unit. Through a series of captivating activities, including worksheets on skip counting by 10 through different communities, exploring skip counting by 10 within our own community, and practicing skip counting by 5s with the aid of community helpers, learners will gain a robust understanding of how to efficiently count larger quantities without recounting individual numbers. Additionally, the lesson advances into exercises that challenge students to apply skip counting by 5’s and 10’s to reach higher numbers, reinforcing their ability to navigate through the number system with greater ease and confidence.

Understanding skip counting is not merely a mathematical skill but a critical building block in the development of number sense. It lays the groundwork for more advanced mathematical concepts such as multiplication and division, facilitates quicker mental calculations, and enhances problem-solving abilities. By integrating community themes, this lesson also connects mathematical skills to real-world contexts, making learning both relevant and enjoyable for students.

Estimated classroom time: 13 min
Chapter: Counting and Comparing
Unit: Foundations in Operations Within 1000
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Skip Counting by 10 through Different Communities Worksheet
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2nd
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Skip Counting by 10 Through Our Community Worksheet
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3rd
3:00 min
Skip Counting by 5s With Community Helpers Worksheet
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4th
4:00 min
Skip Count by 5’s and 10’s up to Higher Numbers
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• ### Activity 1 / Skip Counting by 10 through Different Communities Worksheet

Being able to 'make a ten' and then skip count is an important part of the process of efficiently and accurately doing math computations. Your students will love that this free PDF worksheet takes them through various types of communities (urban, suburban and rural) and they'll also be practicing their skip-counting skills to help increase their speed and accuracy when computing. It's a social studies and math sheet in one!

• ### Activity 2 / Skip Counting by 10 Through Our Community Worksheet

It's important for our children to be able to 'make a ten,' and then to skip count by tens. Being able to do so increases their speed and accuracy in computation. This fun and free worksheet takes them through different places in their local community to identify the numbers that are included when skip counting by tens. They'll work on social studies skills as well as fine motor skills, but they'll just think it's a fun maze they count by tens with!

• ### Activity 3 / Skip Counting by 5s With Community Helpers Worksheet

Being able to round numbers and count by 5s is an extremely valuable skill when it comes to quick and accurate math computation. That's why this free PDF worksheet that features community helpers will have your children counting by 5s and filling in the correct boxes with ease. They'll work on number sense and strengthen their computation skills while they also familiarize themselves with community helpers. Social studies and math together!

• ### Activity 4 / Skip Count by 5’s and 10’s up to Higher Numbers - Quiz

This quiz assesses students’ ability to skip count by 5’s and 10’s up to higher numbers.