You can count more efficiently by skip counting. When you skip count, you skip some numbers while you count. You can skip count by 2s, 5s, 10s, and 100s, starting from any number.
To better understand skip counting…
LET’S BREAK IT DOWN!
Review counting on a number line.
A number line is a line that has arrows on both sides. It shows numbers in order. To count to 10 on a number line, you can start at 0, then jump to 1, then 2, then 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10. You could keep going forever because the number line never ends.
Skip count basketball points by 2s.
In basketball, you can get 2 points for getting the ball in the hoop. Count the points as you score: 2, 4, 6, 8, 10, 12. Each time you count, you add 2. This is called skip counting because you skip some numbers while you count. When you skip count, you can start from any number. Start at 36 and skip count by 2s: 36, 38, 40, 42, 44.
Skip count bananas by 5s.
You have some bunches of bananas. Each bunch has 5 bananas. You can skip count by 5s to count the bananas. 5, 10, 15, 20, 25, 30, 35, 40, 45, 50. Each number is 5 more than the number before it.
Skip count lollipops by 10s.
You have a big bowl of lollipops. Put the lollipops in groups of 10. Skip count by 10s to count how many you have. 10, 20, 30, 40, 50, 60, 70, 80, 90, 100. Each number is 10 more than the number before it.
Skip count balls by 100s.
There are 200 balls in a ball pit. You add several bags of 100 balls. Start at 200 and skip count by 100s. 300, 400, 500, 600, 700, 800, 900, 1,000.