Education Technology

Skip Counting--2,4,6,8, Who Do We Appreciate?

Published on 06/09/2008

Activity Overview

In this activity, students explore skip counting to enhance their understanding of multiplication and pattern completion. They investigate how to complete patterns using the number line.

Before the Activity

  • Access the NUMLINE application and select the Fraction Line option
  • See the attached PDF file for detailed instructions for this activity
  • Print pages 34 - 35 from the attached PDF file for your class

During the Activity

Distribute the pages to the class.

Follow the Activity procedures:

  • Choose the start value and the step (value by which the next number increases)
  • Observe on the number line the pattern of numbers for each step value that is selected
  • Use number line application to complete the pattern where the next number is a multiple of the start value
  • When the start value is neither 0 nor a multiple of the step value, patterns may not be multiples of the first number
  • Similarly, use the NUMLINE application to complete other patterns
  • After the Activity

    Students complete the Student Activity sheet.

    Review student results:

  • As a class, discuss questions that appeared to be more challenging
  • Re-teach concepts as necessary