What is skip counting?
Skip counting is the method of counting forwards by a number that is not 1. TO skip count, you would add the same number each time to the previous number.
For example: skip counting by 2. Let us show you that on a number line:
Why is skip counting important?
Essentially, skip counting helps you to:
- Count many things quickly;
- Learn your multiplication tables.
However, skip counting is the foundation to learn other math concepts covered in higher grades, including:
- Lowest Common Factor
- Greatest Common Factor
- Adding and Subtracting Fractions
- Reducing Fractions
- Prime and Composite Numbers
- Recognizing Number Patterns and Sequences
Skip counting worksheets
Skip counting is such an essential skill to learn that it’s covered across several grades. We have created worksheets for students in kindergarten to grade 3 to practice skip counting at increasingly harder levels.
Kindergarten skip counting by 2s and 10s practice
For late kindergarten use, these worksheets help students practice skip counting by 2 and 10.
Counting by 2, 5 and 10 for grade 1 students
Students fill in the missing numbers for skip counting by 2, 5 and 10.
Grade 1 counting by 3, 4, 5, and 10 worksheets
Using number charts, students count by 3, 4, 5 and 10.
Grade 2 skip counting by 10 worksheets
We have separate worksheets for skip counting by 10 starting at 10, by 10 from 1-10, and 10 for 1-100.
Skip count by 20, 25, 50 and 100 practice for grade 2 students
The next section of worksheets, has students practice skip counting by 20, 25, 50 and 100.
Skip count by 2, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, and 9 for grade 2
Then, students work on skip counting by 2 (even and odd) and 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8 and 9.
Skip count by 100 starting from random numbers practice for grade 3
In number charts, students skip count by 100, starting from a random number.
Grade 3 skip count by 150, 200 and 250 worksheets
The final section of worksheets practice skip counting by 150, 200 and 250, starting from 0.