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Strategy Work: Skip Counting to Multiply

Use this lesson to teach your students about the strategy of skip counting. It can stand alone or be used as a pre-lesson for *Multiply by 5*.
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This lesson can be used as a pre-lesson for the Multiply by 5lesson plan.
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This lesson can be used as a pre-lesson for the Multiply by 5lesson plan.

Objectives

Academic

Students will be able to multiply single-digit numbers by five and check that their answer ends in a five or zero.

Language

Students will be able to describe the strategy of skip counting using sentence frames.

Introduction

(2 minutes)
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  • Ask students to think about how many eyes they have and hold up that many fingers.
  • Walk around the room and model how to skip count the number of eyes in the entire classroom by pointing to each student and saying, "2, 4, 6, 8..."
  • Ask students to discuss how you figured out the number so fast. Engage the class in a discussion about the strategy, or the plan of action to solve a problem, you used. Explain that you used the strategy of skip counting, which is when we count forward or backward by a number other than one.