 # Skip Counting Numbers – Definition, Facts, Types, Examples | How do we Skip Count?

What is meant by Skip Counting? Skip counting deals with counting numbers other than 1, such as skip counting by 2, skip counting by 5, skip counting, 10, and so on. Skip count is possible for any number. It helps in counting the numbers quickly. There are two types of skip counting forward skip counting and backward skip counting.

Let us learn in-depth about forward and backward skip counting numbers. For better understanding, we are providing examples of skip counting numbers. So, test yourself by solving the questions given in the below section. This article will help you to score good marks in the exams.

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## What is Skip Counting?

The way of counting the numbers in a different way by counting the numbers by missing the numbers which come next to the previous number in a series. Skip counting numbers is similar to multiplication tables. The skip counting numbers is actually fun and quick learning to the students where they can memorize the tables easily.

### Types of Skip Counting Numbers

There are two types of skip counting numbers. They are as follows,
1. Forward Skip Counting
2. Backward Skip Counting

1. Forward Skip Counting:
In forward skip counting, we count the numbers in the forward direction. It means that we skip count for positive integers. If we skip count them by a big number such as 10 or 20 then we quickly count them.
Examples:
Skip counting by 2s
Here we add 2 for each counting, which is a multiple of 2.
2, 4, 6, 8, 10, 12,….

2. Backward Skip Counting:
Backward Skip counting is nothing but counting the numbers backward i.e., negative numbers. For example, we want to skip count by 3 backward. Mathematically it is possible but in real life, it is not possible to count back the negative numbers.
Example: -3, -6, -9, -12, -15, -18 and so on.

### Skip Counting Table | Skip Counting Number Chart

Skip counting is counting by a number that is not 1. The below Skip Counter Number Chart will help to learn the concept of skip count. ### Skip Counting Examples

Let us discuss the concept of skip counting numbers with some examples. Check out the examples given below and practice the problems on your own and improve your skills.
Example 1.
Write the four numbers after 1000 by skipping 10?
Solution:
Here we have skip count by 10s
1000 + 10 = 1010, 1010 + 10 = 1020, 1020 + 10 = 1030, 1030 + 10 = 1040
Thus the four numbers after 1000 by skipping 10 are 1000, 1010, 1020, 1030, 1040.

Example 2.
Write six numbers before 100 by skipping?
Solution:
Here we have to skip counting backward by 5s.
100 – 5 = 95, 95 – 5 = 90, 90 – 5 = 85,  85 – 5 = 80, 80 – 5 = 75, 75 – 5 = 70
Thus six numbers before 100 by skipping are 100, 95, 90, 85, 80, 75, 70

Example 3.
Observe the following numbers and continue the series with 2 numbers
2, 4, 6,
Solution:
Numbers in the given series are skipping by 2
Skip count by 2s
0 + 2 = 2
2 + 2 = 4
4 + 2 = 6
6 + 2 = 8
8 + 2 = 10
10 + 2 = 12
12 + 2 = 14
14 + 2 = 16 and so on
The series is 2, 4, 6, 8, 10, 12, 14, 16, and so on

Example 4.
Write the three numbers after 2000 by skipping 100?
Solution:
We have skip count by 100s from 2000.
2000 + 100 = 2100
2100 + 100 = 2200
2200 + 100 = 2300
Thus the three numbers after 2000 by skipping 100 are 2000, 2100, 2200, 2300.

Example 5.
Observe the following numbers and continue the series with 4 numbers 10, 20, 30, 40,
Solution:
Numbers in the given series are skipping by 10s
40 + 10 = 50, 50 + 10 = 60, 60 + 10 = 70, 70 + 10 = 80
The series is 10, 20, 30, 40, 50, 60, 70, 80.

### FAQs on Skip Counting Numbers

1. How do you solve skip counting?

To skip the counting you have to add the same number over and over. For example you want skip count by 2 then you have add to the number and the next number 2, 2 + 2 = 4, 4 + 2 = 6, 6 + 2 = 8, 8 + 2 = 10 and so on.

2. Why do we use skip counting?

Skip counting is important in the development of fluency in calculation, number sense and as the basis of multiplication and division. This helps the students to count numbers fluently forward and backward.

3. How to skip count by 10?

Skip count by 10 gives a multiplication table of 10 if we start counting from 10. Hence we get,
0 + 10 = 10
10 + 10 = 20
20 + 10 = 30
30 + 10 = 40
40 + 10 = 50
50 + 10 = 60
60 + 10 = 70
70 + 10 = 80
80 + 10 = 90
90 + 100 = 100 and so on

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