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Students watch and sing along to the Counting by 10s Song video on YouTube. At the end of the video, ask the students:
What type of skip pattern did we sing along to?
As we were counting, how many numbers did we skip at a time?
When might you use skip counting by 10s in everyday life?
Provide each student with ten Unifix cubes. Ask the students to use their cubes to make their own ‘snake’. Once the students have finished, invite them to sit in a circle on the floor. Explain to the students that they are going to join all the little snakes together to make one giant snake. Instruct the students that they must count aloud in 10s as the snakes are joined together. Before starting the task, ask the students to predict how many cubes there will be in the long snake. Check these predictions at the end of the activity.
Once the students have matched up the dominoes, provide each pair with a set of Skip Counting by 10s Robot Strips. Monitor and support the students as they complete the ten skip patterns on each strip. Encourage the students to use the blank strip to create their own ten skip pattern.
As a class, share and discuss the answers to the skip counting by 10s robot strips.
As a class, play a game of ‘Sam-Yuk-Gu’, skip counting by 10s and clapping on every tenth number.
Pair more capable students with less confident students during the independent activity so they may act as peer tutors.
Invite less confident students to play 'Sam-Yuk-Gu' in a small group with the teacher or teacher aide.
Suggested Assessment Strategies
used strategic whole class or individual questioning
observed student participation during learning activities