- Given 20 blocks, 4 to each person, and asked how many people, skip counts by 4, holding up one finger for each count of 4.
- Given 20 blocks, 5 people, and asked how many should each get, gives 3 to each, then 1 more.
Help your student become a(n) Skip Counter X/÷
ities pose situations that facilitate children using skip counting and related strategies to solve multiplication problems and "measurement division" problems (e.g., how many groups could you make with this many if you have 4 in each group–see the right column in the "Common Multiplication and Division Situations" document in Resources). We can think of this as _ X 6 = 24. Discussions of the situations and of children's solution strategies are essential for building both concepts and skills.