I was planning with my Kinder team today, and the discussion turned to skip counting by tens off the decade. Traditionally, when skip counting by tens was taught, we asked students to count the multiples of ten–10, 20, 30, etc. Counting by tens off the decade involves counting by tens from a number other than a multiple of ten, for example 7, 17, 27, etc.
The hundred chart is a perfect tool for skip counting by tens because of the arrangement of numbers in rows and columns. As you move down a column on the hundred chart, each number is ten more than the number above it. To help students practice skip counting by tens off the decade make two copies of a hundred chart–one on white card stock and the other on colored card stock. Laminate the charts for durability. Cut the colored hundred chart into strips and place the complete chart and strips in a workstation. Students take turns selecting a strip, placing it on the hundred chart, and reciting the numbers.
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For more hundred chart fun, check out this blog post!