I started our math lesson by dumping out a whole container of counting bears, and told my students we only had 3 minutes to count them all. I then took suggestions as to how we could count all of the bears in that time frame. As a class we decided that counting by 5s would work. Everyone jumped in and started grouping the bears into 5s.
We then learned that bats eat about 600 mosquitoes in one hour! I broke students into 6 groups and handed them a page of mosquitoes. Their job was to create a plate of 100 mosquitoes. They had to work as a team to cut, sort, and count their bugs.
What are some skip counting activities you do with your students?
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