Successfully skip counting by 5s is an important mathematical foundation for the 5 times table, for counting nickels, for rounding numbers, etc. Counting by 5s and counting by 10s are often the first rote skip counting a student learns. While some students will naturally learn the count through classroom activities, other students will need deliberate intervention to master this sequence.

**Scrambled Eggs Game**

NOTE: Cheap, white paper plates work well for this activity. Write large numbers with a black sharpie pen. Paper plates stack easily for storage and also hold up well through repeated use.

**Partner Game:**Each partner shuffles a set of count by five cards and turns them face down. On the word "GO!" each partner turns over the first card and places it roughly before him/her. Each student turns over one card at a time, ordering the cards before him/her until all cards are in correct order. First student to correctly order the sequence of cards wins the game.

- Download Count by 5 Cards for individual student use. Copy on card stock, cut apart, and place in baggies for partner game use.

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