REACH THE TARGET: SKIP COUNTING
Variation of REACH 21 that incorporates skip counting
(This would be great practice for students working on multiplications facts.)
Equipment: Paper to keep a tally of who wins
*Select a target number, e.g. 100.
*Select a number to count by, e.g. 2s, 5s, or 10s.
*Players skip count out loud to the target number, alternating numbers.
*The goal is to be the player who says the target number.
*Players count on by saying the next 1, 2, or 3 numbers in the skip counting sequence. For example:
Player A: 10, 20
Player B: 30, 40, 50
Player A: 60
Player B: 70, 80
Player A: 90, 100
*In the above example, Player A wins.
*Keep a tally of who wins the games if you wish.
*Discuss winning strategies. What works and what doesn't ?
This game can be made more challenging for older students by choosing a random starting number, such as 7.