Lesson Plan

Multiples and Skip Counting

Help your students understand the connection between skip counting, multiples, and multiplication with this lesson. Teach it on its own or use it as support to the lesson Clap Counting with Multiples.
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This lesson can be used as a pre-lesson for the Clap Counting with Multiples lesson plan.
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This lesson can be used as a pre-lesson for the Clap Counting with Multiples lesson plan.

Objectives

Academic

Students will be able to identify the least common multiple of two numbers.

Language

Students will be able to identify and explain multiples and non-multiples of a whole number with peer support and sentence frames.

Introduction

(3 minutes)
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  • Ask students to think of different ways to count. Pose the following scenario: let's say you are on a field trip and you want to count the total number of students quickly before getting on a public bus. What are some ways you could count?
  • Have students turn to a partner and share their ideas. Call on a few students to share with the whole class. Ideas may include counting by 2s or 3s, or have students form into groups of 4 or 5 to count them by groups.
  • Record students' ideas on a piece of chart paper entitled "Ways to Count."