# SKIP COUNTING

**Subject** : NUMERACY/ MATHEMATICS

**Topic** : SKIP COUNTING

**Class** : Nursery 1

**Term** : First Term

**Week** : Week 1

**Instructional Materials** :

- Wall charts
- Pictures
- Videos

**Reference Materials**

- Scheme of Work
- Online Information
- Textbooks
- Workbooks
- 9 Year Basic Education Curriculum

**Previous Knowledge : **

The pupils have previous knowledge of

**Behavioural Objectives :** At the end of the lesson, the pupils should be able to

- count figures
- skip counting without making mistakes

**Content : **

In maths, skip counting is a method of counting forward by numbers other than one.

The knowledge of skip counting helps children to remember their multiplication tables and facts.

To skip count, we keep adding the same number each time to the previous number.

SKIP COUNT BY 2

To skip count by 2, we keep adding 2 to the previous number.

Example: to skip count by 2——-

We start with 0. The next number will be 0+2 + 2, then 2+ 2=4, then 4+2=6, then 6+2=8,

then 8+2= 10 etc

So, to skip count by 2——-we have——— 2, 4, 6, 8, 10, 12, 14, 16, 18, 20.

Skip counting is a fundamental skill that helps children count groups of objects quickly and learn addition.

in two

Write out numbers 1— 20 on a colouring board or on a colouring paper

Get a coloured pencil and give to each child (Every child should have his or her board or paper

Colour on each multiple of two ( 2, 4, 6, 8 etc)

Teacher : counts 1, 2 ( colour the 2)

Children: counts 1, 2 and colour 2

Teacher: count 3, 4 ( colour 4)

Children: counts 3, 4( colour 8) You continue till you get to 20

After the board or paper has been coloured, ask the kids to recite all the numbers they coloured———-

The children will recite, looking at their board or paper—— — 2. 4, 6, 8, 10, 12, 14, 16,

18, 20

With this exercise, they will understand how to skip count in two

CLASS ACTIVITY 2 ON

** SKIP COUNTING BY 2**

Write out numbers 1- 20

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14

To skip count, they skip after counting out the number given.

Here, the number given is 2. So, they count 1, 2, at every 2, they tick as the right answer. Example: 1, 2,( 2) 1, 2 (4) 1. 2 (6) 1, 2 (8) etc

Here, the number is 2. So, they start counting by 2.

**Presentation**

The topic is presented step by step

Step 1:

The class teacher revises the previous topics

Step 2.

He introduces the new topic

Step 3:

The class teacher allows the pupils to give their own examples and he corrects them when the needs arise

**Evaluation** :

Fill the gaps

2 4 6 8 10 12 14 16 18 20 22 24 ____ ____ ____ ____ ____ ____ ____ ____

**Conclusion** :

The class teacher wraps up or conclude the lesson by giving out short note to summarize the topic that he or she has just taught.

The class teacher also goes round to make sure that the notes are well copied or well written by the pupils.

He or she does the necessary corrections when and where the needs arise.