Skip counting is essential as it lays the foundation for developing students ability in other mathematical skills. “Counting forwards and backwards in ones, or even in twos, fives and other multiples, are strategies that may be used to solve addition, subtraction, multiplication and division problems. Skip Counting by 10s is the easiest. It is like normal counting (1,2,3,…) except there is an extra “0”: 10, 20, 30, 40, 50, 60, 70, 80, 90, 100, …

Counting in 10s is called the decimal system. Our students were introduced to skip counting by 10s using kites. Each student made a kite using coloured paper. They were then given bows each with the numbers, 10.20, 30, 40,50…100.The kids had to stick the bows on the tail of the kite in ascending order. Our learners enjoyed the activity thoroughly. They did the activity individually which helped us to determine the understanding of their skill. Thus our kids soared high with the skip counting kite!!