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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!
Thanks!

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

• 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 visuals..like 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!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kivkkKB69Y0 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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