# Number trains: skip counting

TLF ID L2322

Arrange train carriages according to numbers on their sides. Identify the numbers that come before and after starting numbers. Work with numbers in the range 1–120. Practise 'skip counting' by twos, fives and tens. For example, 'skip count' by five to arrange four carriages into the order 12, 17, 22, 27. This learning object is the last in a series of five objects that progressively increase in difficulty.The series is also packaged as a combined learning object.

#### Educational details

Key learning objectives
• Students sequence whole numbers from 1 to 120.
• Students apply skip counting, forwards and backwards by twos, fives and tens.
Educational value
• Students recognise numerals up to 120.
• Students develop and consolidate counting forwards and backwards skills that are fundamental to addition and subtraction skills.
• Skip counting supports thinking about ‘equal groups’ that underlies multiplicative thinking.
• Challenges students to develop strategies as they predict, test and confirm, or change the sequencing of numbers.
• A ‘hundred chart’ provides support for 'skip counting' while students develop appropriate thinking and test ideas.
• Randomised number generation encourages repeated use.
Year level

1; 2

Learning area
• mathematics
Strand
• Mathematics/Number and algebra
Concept
• Mathematics/Counting
• Mathematics/Subtraction
• Mathematics/Whole numbers
• Mathematics/Number sequences
Skill
• Knowledge;
• Comprehension;
• Application
Student activity
• Interactives;
• Experiment;
• Analysis;
• Modelling
Learning design
• Experiential learning;
• Independent learning;
• Problem solving;
• Visual learning

#### Other details

Contributors
• Technical implementer
• Script writer
• Name: Michael Wagner
• Organisation: Godwin + Wagner
• Address: Box Hill South VIC 3128 Australia
• Subject matter expert
• Name: Jenni Way
• Address: Springwood NSW 2777 Australia
• Educational validator
• Name: Graham Jones
• Publisher
• Date of contribution: 20 Sep 2013
• Organisation: Education Services Australia
• Address: Melbourne VIC 3000 Australia
• URL: http://www.esa.edu.au/
Access profile
• Colour independence
• Device independence
• Hearing independence
Learning resource type
• Interactive Resource
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Operating systems
• MacOS - minimum version: 10.6
• MS-Windows - minimum version: XP - maximum version: 7
Rights
• © Education Services Australia Ltd, 2013, except where indicated under Acknowledgements.