# Skip counting

Skip counting is counting by a given whole number greater than 1.

Examples

- Skip counting by twos beginning with 2 : 2, 4, 6, 8, ...
- Skip counting by fives beginning with 5 : 5, 10, 15, ...
- Skip counting by tens beginning with 25 : 25, 35, 45, ...

Some people use skip counting as a way to figure out a multiplication fact.

Example

To figure out 6 × 7, count by 7 six times.

7, 14, 21, 28, 35, 42

6 × 7 = 42

Example

At your garage sale, a person hands you a dollar bill for an item that costs 75 cents. Starting with 75, you skip count by 5 to 80 (one nickel) and then by 10 to 100 (two dimes). You give that person back a nickel and two dimes in change.