- Count out-loud as a group
- Fill in a skip-counting worksheet (paper)
- Sing the skip counting song
- Use math manipulatives
I was recently inspired to create a skip counting spreadsheet as another way to practice and explore number patterns. Using a spreadsheet to practice skip-counting isn't all that different than filling out a paper worksheet, but it does have a few additional advantages:
- Conditional formatting can be used to illustrate number sequence and scale
- The activity introduces young students (kindergarten, first, and second grade) to the concept of a spreadsheet.
- Begins building spreadsheet vocabulary (cell, row, column)
|Unfinished Skip Counting Sheet|
|Finished Skip Counting Sheet|
You are welcome to make a copy of my template to use in your own class. I know there are many additional elements that could be added into this sheet (self-grading formulas and formatting). If you make any improvements, let me know by leaving a comment.