Skip Count by 5s

Grade 3

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Math & Movement

Activity Instructions

Have a student start on zero. Then, have them point out the pattern that the dark green boxes with the feet follow. Explain to them that these boxes are showing the multiples of five.

Whisper Loud: To begin learning multiples of five, start with the whisper loud technique to have students jump down the mat. Have students follow this pattern: Jump on the one. Whisper, “one.” Jump on the two. Whisper, “two.” Jump on the three. Whisper, “three.” Jump on the four. Whisper, ”four.” Jump on the five. Shout, “FIVE.” Jump on the six. Whisper, “six.” Jump on the seven. Whisper, “seven.” Jump on the eight. Whisper, “EIGHT!.” Jump on the nine. Whisper, “nine.” Jump on the ten. Shout, “TEN.” Continue with this pattern down the mat to fifty.

Skip Counting: Once they are more comfortable with the multiples of five, you can have students skip count down the mat, only jumping on the dark green boxes. Make sure they are saying the number confidently and correctly when they land on each multiple. If their jumps get ahead of the numbers, have them start again.

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