Using word problems is one way to integrate literacy into math. I like to squeeze in as many sight words as I can for some meaningful exposure. And word problems also reinforce comprehension, while practicing math skills.
Just recently, I wrote some skip counting word problems for ALuv and typed them onto individual cards. I simply wanted to share them! 🙂
(If you’re in a classroom, these would work well as a math or literacy center. It would probably be a good idea to number each card 1-8. Ask students to pick a card and note the number on their own paper. That way, you can keep track of which problem they’ve solved.)
I also wrote a song (click to download), to the tune of Skip to My Lou‘s chorus, that was displayed on our Ikea easel. After you sing the chorus, you start skip counting (2, 4, 6, etc.) as high as you feel appropriate for your child. We sang this song quite a bit during our study of skip counting. On several occasions, I could overhear ALuv singing it to himself…hehe.
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