While we teach 5th grade and most students should have already learned their addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division facts, we're lucky if they know their additions facts by heart. Also, with our curriculum, it leaves little time to spend in class memorizing and, while we send home flashcards, there is no guarantee that students will practice their facts. To help with this, we teach skip counting songs for each number. We haven't made videos of them yet (maybe soon!) but if you youtube skip counting by __ with the song title, you'll find some of the videos I used for the source of our songs. Here's a printable so that students can practice on their own once you teach them how to sing them.

When introducing a new one, we usually follow this practicing routine:

Teacher sings and points to visual of numbers while students listen

Teacher sings a part, students repeat back, until song is finished

Teacher and students sing together

Teacher gives a multiplication problem, models how to sing to find the answer

Teacher gives a multiplication problem, students sing to find the answer

Teacher gives a division problem, models how to sing to find the answer

Teacher gives a division problem, students sing to find the answer

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