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How can I teach my dd to understand how to count by 2's and 5's and so on?

For some reason she can not do it alone...she is 7 yrs. old
I am running out of patience...ugh!

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Asked by Anonymous at 9:13 AM on May. 2, 2011 in School-Age Kids (5-8)

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  • Make a large chart and teach her to skip one. Do this repeatedly and after a little she should be able to skip them in her head.
    With fives, teach her to only use the five numbers and the ten numbers.

    Answer by tootoobusy at 9:16 AM on May. 2, 2011

  • use something physical like blocks or pennies so she can see and feel it. Let's group by 2's and start by pulling away 2 pennies, then 2 more and encourage her to do so. Then move onto the 5's. It will come.

    Answer by balagan_imma at 9:18 AM on May. 2, 2011

  • witht he 2's get some coins, or marbles & actually have her or show her by coutning the coins by two.

    With the 5's...make a song so she can memorize it. Ever watch schoolhouse rock? They are great with numbers! that is the video for counting 5's.....

    This one is the BEST schoolhouse rock though (3 is the magic number)

    Answer by samurai_chica at 9:24 AM on May. 2, 2011

  • We just count out loud every day, at this point it is just memorization and then I turn it in to something more visual were they can understand what they are reciting.

    Answer by Melbornj at 9:48 AM on May. 2, 2011

  • Repetition, memorization


    Answer by SWEETPEAS3MOM at 11:16 AM on May. 2, 2011

  • Repetition.

    Answer by Samanthamommy at 1:10 PM on May. 3, 2011

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