How to teach skip counting in the best way? Kinesthetically!
Skip counting is an important skill that is foundational to multiplication. Given its importance, educators may be wondering how to teach skip counting in the most effective way.
How can students learn skip counting in a fun and understandable way? We’ve found kinesthetic activity to be the answer! Teach skip counting for numbers 2, 3, 4, 6, 7, 8, and 9 with this set of floor mats!
Each vinyl floor mat features a number line with large blocks for each multiple. Each large block contains the numeral, number word, and a group of symbols representing the corresponding quantity. With bright colors and kid-friendly text, practicing skip counting will be visually engaging and easy to follow!
With each mat measuring 30 inches wide and 200 inches long, there is adequate space for multiple students to interact at the same time. Foster a collaborative learning environment in your classroom. Students can step, jump, skip, and trace their way through new kinesthetic activities!
Kids love to move around. Physical activity boosts learning comprehension and improve memory retention. So not only will students learn better – they’ll remember better too!
Additionally, movement-based activities will help young kids further develop their gross motor skills. Math class no longer has to be stagnant or stationary!
You can find lots of fun skip counting activities for these mats on our activity database. Watch your students’ multiplication and math skills improve as a result of practice on these mats!
Materials: Our floor mats are made from heavy-duty vinyl. They are easy to clean, durable, and long-lasting. Some teachers have used their mats for over 10 years!
Dimensions: 30 x 200 inches each
Includes the following 7 mats:
- Skip Counting by 2s Mat
- Skip Counting by 3s Mat
- Skip Counting by 4s Mat
- Skip Counting by 6s Mat
- Skip Counting by 7s Mat
- Skip Counting by 8s Mat
- Skip Counting by 9s Mat
Discounted set of all seven Skip Counting Mats, a savings of $85 off the price of the individual mats!
Check out our material FAQ page for more information and instructions on caring for your floor mat.
Sample Activity: Multiplication
- Give a student a multiplication problem using the factor on the floor mat. Present this problem verbally, on a flashcard, on the board, or on a worksheet.
- For example, ask the student to solve 2 x 6 using the Skip Counting by 2s mat.
- The student will begin on 0 then jump forward as many times as the factor is being multiplied. In this example, the student will jump forward 6 times while only landing on multiples of 2.
- The final number they land on is the product. Have the student recite the problem aloud. In this case, the student will say “2 times 6 equals 12.”