Recently, we have been talking a lot with Katie about skip counting. She has been coloring hundreds charts, playing skip-counting games, and today we even read a story about it. After we finished reading we had the following conversation:
Katie: You can skip count by any number!
Me: I guess so.
Katie: No wait, that’s not true. You can’t skip count by 1’s.
Me: Why not?
Katie: Because then you’re not skipping anything.
Me: Yeah, I guess you’re right. If you go by 1’s then you’re just plain counting.
Katie: And you can’t skip count by zeroes.
Me: And why not?
Katie: (after a pause) well maybe you could…
Me: Ok, try skip counting by zeroes. What do you get?
Katie: Zero,…, zero, zero, zero 🙂
I guess you skip lot of numbers this way!