# Skip Counting

Skip counting is often called counting by 2s or by 5s or by 10s or
by 100s. Skip
counting really helps with addition, subtraction, multiplication, and
division. It is also used a lot for counting things – counting
pairs of gloves, groups of five, money, boxes with 100 cans in each
box – the list goes on!

## How to skip count

To skip count you add the same number over and over.

You can start
at any number. When you count normally (like 1,2,3,4,5,6) you add 1
to get the next number. To count by 2s, you add 2 to get the next number.

You can find skip
counting worksheets here to help practice. You can also find printable
number lines here that will help with skip counting.

## Counting by twos

The example below shows how to count forward by twos starting from
10.

Here a more examples of counting by two. Look for patterns. Patterns
help with skip counting.

Can you see a pattern? All the numbers are **even** numbers.

Can you see a pattern? All the numbers are **odd** numbers.

### Two more examples of counting by twos

You can find skip
counting worksheets here to help practice. You can also find printable
number lines here that will help with skip counting.

## Counting by fives

We count by fives quite often; counting money and telling the time
are two examples. The picture below shows how to count forward by
fives starting from 30.

Here a more examples of counting by five. Look for patterns.

Can you see a pattern? The digit in the **one's place is either
a two or a seven **.

Can you see a pattern? The digit in the **one's place is either
a three or an eight **.

## Two more examples of counting by fives

## Counting by tens

The two examples below show counting by tens. Look at the numbers.
There is always a pattern.

## Counting by hundreds

The three examples below show counting by hundreds. The patterns in
all three are the same; the number in **the hundreds
place goes up by one each time**.

You'll get skip
counting worksheets here and you'll find printable
number lines. Both will help with skip counting.