# Skip Counting

## Overview

When we count, we usually count by ones. Let’s practice counting by ones to 20.

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20

But we can also count by other numbers. This is called **skip counting**. You can skip count by any number.

Look at this picture.

The children are **skipping** rope. When you skip rope, you jump over the rope. When you skip count, you jump over numbers.

You can skip count by two.

**0 2 4 6 8 10 12 14**

This number line shows how to skip count by two. We start at 0 and add 2. Then we add 2 to 2 to get to 4. We add 2 to 4 to get 6. We add 2 to 6 to get 8. Each time we add 2 to the number.

### Practice Question 1

**This number line shows skip counting. What number are we skip counting by?**

We can use our adding skills to help us solve this problem. We can use our fingers. The number line starts at 0. The curved line shows the skip. It ends at 3. Count up. 1, 2, 3. We skipped or jumped 3 places and stopped at 3. Now start at 3. The next curved line stops at 6. Count up. 4, 4, 5, 6. We used 3 fingers. We skipped or jumped 3 places and stopped at 6. This number line is skip counting by 3.

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### Practice Question 2

**This number line shows skip counting. What number are we skip counting by?**

We can use our adding skills to help us solve this problem. We can use our fingers. The number line starts at 0. The curved line shows the skip. It ends at 5. Count up. 1, 2, 3. 4, 5. We skipped or jumped 5 places and stopped at 5. Now start at 5. The next curved line stops at 10. Count up. 6, 7, 8, 9, 10. We used 5 fingers. We skipped or jumped 5 places and stopped at 10. This number line is skip counting by 5.

### Practice Question 3

**This number line shows skip counting. What number are we skip counting by?**

Solve this problem using your fingers or circling the numbers on the number line as you count.

### Practice Question 4

**This number line shows skip counting. What number are we skip counting by?**

### Practice Question 5

**This number line shows skip counting. What number are we skip counting by?**

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