Students will be able to use skip counting as a strategy to multiply two single-digit factors.
The adjustment to the whole group lesson is a modification to differentiate for children who are English learners.
Ask your students to join you as you count by two aloud. Count to 20.
Tell students, "We just skip counted by two."
Review: What is skip counting? (Counting by a number other than one.) Why do we do it? (To count numbers or items faster.)
Relate skip counting to multiplication (i.e., skip counting can help us understand multiplication because it helps us count in equal groups to reach a number, like counting ten groups of two to get to 20).
Give students the definition of skip counting in their home language (L1).
Ask students to restate the relationship between skip counting and multiplication in their own words.
Have them turn and talk to a partner before sharing with the whole group.