Learning the Multiplication Tables - Skip Counting by Two and Three
Skip counting is a great way to start familiarizing a child with multiplication. There a lots of ways to do it, but using normal playing cards has advantages that no other way has. Here's a link to a free video you can view to learn a good way to teach skip counting with playing cards.
If your child or student is learning to multiply, a good way to have them start out is learn skip counting.
Skip counting is simply counting by a whole number other than one. It's counting by twos, threes, fours, etc. For example, skip counting by twos is the same thing as reciting the two-times tables.
So what are the benefits of using playing cards to learn skip counting compared to staring at multiplication worksheets?
Children can sense when their minds are being respected. When you teach them with methods that respect and foster their thinking abilities, instead of talking down to them, you are doing them one of the biggest favors you can do. You are also doing one for yourself, too.
You can watch a free instruction video of how to use playing cards to skip count by two and three at Skip Counting by Two and Three. It makes some interesting points.
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