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# Skip count in twos forwards and backwards

I can skip count in twos going forwards and backwards and notice the pattern in the count.

New
New
Year 1

# Skip count in twos forwards and backwards

I can skip count in twos going forwards and backwards and notice the pattern in the count.

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## Lesson details

### Key learning points

1. When counting forwards in twos, the ones digit follows the pattern 0, 2, 4, 6, 8
2. When counting backwards in twos, the ones digit follows the pattern 8, 6, 4, 2, 0
3. We can use the pattern when counting to help us remember the numbers.

### Common misconception

Children often miss out 12 when reciting the multiples of two due to the irregularity and not hearing the 'two' in twelve.

Make deliberate errors around this and use practical objects to show the effect of adding two to ten. Orally rehearse counting in twos, both through and from 10.

### Keywords

• Twos - We can skip count in 'twos', or the multiples of two.

### Licence

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## Starter quiz

### 6 Questions

Q1.
What is the missing number?
7
9
Q2.
Sam is counting the even numbers. What is the next number she will say?
5
8
Q3.
When counting forwards in twos, which of the following is correct?
2 4 8 6 10
2 4 6 10
Correct answer: 2 4 6 8 10
Q4.
What is the previous even number?
7
4
Q5.
When counting backwards in the even numbers, which of the following is incorrect?
10, 6, 4, 2, 0
Correct answer: 8, 6, 4, 2
8, 7, 6, 4, 2, 0
Q6.
Put these numbers in the order you would count when counting backwards
1 - 10
2 - 8
3 - 6
4 - 4
5 - 2
6 - 0

## Exit quiz

### 6 Questions

Q1.
Fill in the missing number. 0, 2, 4, 6, 8, 10, 12, ___, 16, 18, 20
Q2.
Sam counts forward in twos starting from 8 What are the next numbers she says?
10, 14, 16
12, 14, 18
Q3.
Jacob is counting backwards in twos on the Gattegno chart. What is the next number he will say? Jacob will say next.
Q4.
Put these numbers in the order you would count when counting backwards in twos.
1 - 20
2 - 18
3 - 16
4 - 14
5 - 12
Q5.
Which number will Sam say if she is counting forwards from 14 to 20?
12