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Students watch and sing along to the Counting by 2s 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 2s in everyday life?
Encourage skip counting by twos by playing a class game of ‘Count It, Keep It’ with stickers. Create two rows of stickers. Inform the students that, if they can count the stickers in twos, they can keep them! You might like to play this game as a class, then add the stickers to a whole class reward chart. Alternatively, invite students to come up individually to count and earn their own stickers. After playing the game, ask the students:
What was the highest number that was counted to by twos?
Was it easy or hard to count by twos? Why or why not?
Did the layout of the stickers help you to count by twos?
Once the students have matched up the dominoes, provide each pair with a set of Skip Counting by 2s Robot Strips. Monitor and support the students as they complete the two skip patterns on each strip. Encourage the students to use the blank strip to create their own two skip pattern.
As a class, share and discuss the answers to the skip counting by 2s robot strips.
As a class, play a game of ‘Sam-Yuk-Gu’, skip counting by 2s and clapping on every second 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