# Counting in multiples of two, five, ten

I can use my knowledge of skip counting forwards and backwards in 2s, 5s, 10s when solving problems.

# Counting in multiples of two, five, ten

I can use my knowledge of skip counting forwards and backwards in 2s, 5s, 10s when solving problems.

## Lesson details

### Key learning points

- When skip counting in twos, we say, 2, 4, 6, 8, 10 …
- When skip counting in twos from any given number, we can see this as two more or two less than the odd or even number.
- When skip counting in fives, we say, 5, 10, 15, 20, 25 …
- When skip counting in tens, we say, 10, 20, 30, 40, 50 …

### Common misconception

Children miss out numbers when skip counting.

Children could have resources like number lines to refer to when counting. These can be removed once children become more confident.

### Keywords

Skip counting - Counting in a number that is not 1

Odd number - Any integer that cannot be divided exactly by 2

Forwards - When you count forwards, the number become greater in value.

Backwards - When you count backwards, the number become less in value.

### Licence

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## Starter quiz

### 6 Questions

## Exit quiz

### 6 Questions

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