Free 2nd Grade Kinesthetic Skip Counting Lesson Plan (Math)

Topic: Skip Counting

Objectives & Outcomes

Students will be able to skip count up to 10 using both counting-on and counting-back strategies.

Students will be able to identify and name the individual digits of the number 10.

Materials

Cardstock or construction paper

Pencils

Skip counting chart (see below for example)

Directions:

Welcome your students and introduce yourself.

Explain that you will be teaching them about skip counting using numbers from 1-100.

I will use the soft ball and the bean bags to demonstrate how to count by 10's, 5's, and 1's.

Show the students the soft ball and bean bags. Tell them that you will be using these to help us learn how to count by 10's, 5's, and 1's.

First, I will show the students how to count by 10's. I will take the soft ball and throw it into the air, catching it in my left hand. As I catch the soft ball, I will say the numbers “10, 20, 30, 40, 50, 60, 70, 80, 90.”

Then, I will show the students how to count by 5's. I will take the soft ball and throw it into the air, catching it in my right hand. As I catch the soft ball, I will say the numbers “5, 10, 15, 20, 25, 30, 35, 40, 45, 50.”

Finally, I will show the students how to count by 1's. I will take the soft ball and throw it into the air, catching it in my left hand. As I catch the soft ball, I will say the numbers “1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10.”

After I have demonstrated counting by 10's, 5's, and 1's using the soft ball, I will use the bean bags to help the students practice counting by 10's, 5's, and 1's on their own.

I will give each student a bean bag and ask them to stand up. I will pass out the soft ball and demonstrate how to throw it into the air and catch it in the proper hand as we count by 10's, 5's, and 1's.

Once I have shown the students how to count by 10's, 5's, and 1's, I will ask them to try it on their own using the soft ball and bean bags. I will walk around the classroom to check on the students and make sure they are counting by 10's, 5's, and 1's correctly.

I will also encourage the students to use their bodies to help them remember the counting sequence. For example, when counting by 10's, they can raise their hand as they count to 10, and when counting by 5's, they can clap their hands as they count to 5.

Guided Practice

I will give each student a worksheet with numbers 1-100 on it. The students will use the bean bags to count by 10's, 5's, and 1's and fill in the missing numbers in the chart.

Independent Practice

For independent practice, the students will create their own skip counting problems using the numbers 1-100. They will write their problems on separate paper and use the bean bags to solve their problems.

Closure

The students will share their skip counting problems with the class and discuss how they solved the problems.

Assessment

Observe students during the guided and independent practice to see if they are able to successfully skip count by 2's, 3's, and 5's, and write the corresponding number sentence.

Additionally, have students complete a worksheet where they have to write number sentences for given numbers, demonstrating their understanding of the concept.

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