Skip Counting Banners

The Skip Counting Banners offer a kinesthetic opportunity for students to practice one-to-one correspondence, addition and subtraction, skip counting, factors, and multiples. The banners visually demonstrate to students that the skip counting numbers have a pattern that makes sense. The highlighted number on the banner displays the multiple and makes it possible for children who don’t know the multiples to skip count along with the rest of the class.

Adapt the following activities depending on the multiple on your banner. The following activities cover concepts for Grade 3 and up.

Grade 3 +

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    1. Chanting the Multiples

      Display the banner and encourage your class to recite the multiples while engaging in any form of physical activity. Adding some form of cross-body movement while reciting the multiples will...READ MORE

      Grade 3, Grade 4, Grade 5

    2. Touching Numbers

      Children increase their understanding of multiples when they are able to physically touch each multiple as they are counting. Have a student touch each multiple while saying the number out...READ MORE

      Grade 3, Grade 4, Grade 5

    3. Hop the Multiples

      Place the banner on the floor. Have a student hop on each of the multiple squares as they shout the numbers out loud.

      Grade 3, Grade 4, Grade 5

    4. Skip Counting Hide and Seek

      Hang the skip counting banners in clever spots around your school or classroom. Create clues about the location of the banners. Have your students search for the banner and when...READ MORE

      Grade 3, Grade 4, Grade 5

    5. Find the Patterns

      Ask your students to search for the math patterns on the skip counting banners. For example, do they see that each multiple of nine has digits that add to nine?...READ MORE

      Grade 3, Grade 4, Grade 5

    6. Utilize the Waiting Time

      Hang banners in locations where students will wait for PE, art, music or lunch. Students can study the patterns as they wait. Skip counting can be used as a filler...READ MORE

      Grade 3, Grade 4, Grade 5

    7. Clipboard Math

      Clip a multiplication math worksheet for that banner’s multiple on a clipboard. Have the students solve the answers to the math problems by counting the skip counting numbers.

      Grade 3, Grade 4, Grade 5