So one of the things I love about CC is that we teach skip counting by memory from early on. As stated earlier I normally have Tony work on some activity while I teach Lucy, and vice versa. Today's activities kept their attention for a long time!
We started with just empty cups and a bucket of cubes.
I wanted Tony to understand the reason behind skip counting and how they correlate to repeated addition.
If I did this again I would make the numbers thicker. But he saw them just fine.
I had him connect it in only groups of three.
Then we pulled them out and counted them up to make sure they were right. When I asked him to do it again he didn't count by ones, but instead counted groups of three and caught the pattern. And momma thought, "YES! Goal accomplished!"
These are great because you can use it for all sorts of skip counting activities and make it easier for younger siblings. Little prep, great outcomes. My kinda day!