The skip counting is nothing but skipping the existing number by 4. It can be done by adding 4 numbers to the present number. And for backward subtracting the same number,
Skip counting is a method of counting the number with a fixed number 4. For example : skip counting by 4 , we get 4,8,12 etc.
Skip Counting By 4
We can also perform skip counting on the number line by just simply jumping by a given number to make a sequence. Skip counting is majorly dealt with the multiplication where you can skip the particular number to a multiple.
Types of Skip Counting
There are two types of skip counting
In this we add the fixed number to the existing number. Suppose we start from the number 4 then skipping the number by 0 for each current number like after adding 4 we will get $0+4=4, 4+4=8, 8+4=12, 12+4=16 $ etc.
In this we subtract the fixed number from the existing number. suppose we start from number 10 then we skip backward by number 4 we will get $10-4=6, 6-4=2, 2-4=-2, -2-4=-6 $. We can also get the negative number.
Table From 40 to 50
As we have discussed above, skip counting is majorly performed in multiplication. Given is the table from 40 to 50.
Complete the Skip Counting Series
As we can see in the following table the difference is 4. Hence , all the numbers are skipped by 4. So to complete the series we need to skip counting by 4. means we need to add an existing number by 4. Hence,
1. Complete the following list by skip counting 4 ; $0,a,8,12,b,c,d$
Ans: a=0+4 =4
2. Complete the following list by skip counting 4; $2.2, x, 10.2, 14.2, y, 22.2
Ans: x = 2.2 +4 = 6.2
y = 14.2+4 =16.2
1. If there are 40 bananas in a bag, we must skip counting it by 4. How many times will you need to count the bananas?
Ans: Given the number of bananas is 40.
If we skip by count 4 , the we will get the following result:
4 , 8 , 12 ,16 , 20 , 24 , 28 , 32 , 36 , 40.
So we will skip the counting by ten times to count all 40 bananas.
2. Which number would you keep subtracting a series of a given number if your skip count is 4?
Ans: To skip counting from the given number, we will subtract the number 4. To get the desired result.
In this following topic, we have studied skip counting by 4. Skipping counting by 4 is nothing but moving forward or backward by four from this given series. We have also covered the types of skip counting, i.e. backward and forward.