Social Skills: The games are all designed to be played with a partner learning to take turns and manage self.
Maths Literacy: Students are learning to read and follow instructions. They are learning to respond to texts presented in a variety of formats.
Number: These games are intended to assist children in understanding that sequences can follow rules other than a sequence of ones. A skip counting sequence gives the multiples of the counting group. Skip counting can therefore be used to solve multiplication problems in the early stages of learning multiplication facts. These games also present multiplication as an equal addition, using an equal grouping structure.
Developing Vocabulary: Students should be encouraged to verbalise their thinking as they play the games and skip count out loud.
1. Fill your Party Bag: Uses skip counting in 2’s to find a result. The candles provide a picture prompt.
2. Fruit Salad: Uses skip counting in 2’s to find a result. The cherries provide a picture prompt if required.
3. Travel Five: Uses skip counting in 5’s to solve a repeated addition.
4. Cookies 3: Plates of cookies (equal groups) allow the students to use skip counting or addition groupings to solve the multiplication.