Age level: Early Elementary, Upper Elementary
Description: Jump 246 is a rummy-style game designed to help elementary learners learn how to skip count. Players draw and discard number cards to build sets of five numbers in sequences that jump by ones, by twos, by fives, and by tens. A player wins the game by jumping through all four levels.
Jump 246! is also part of my Great Games Giveaway!
Skills & Modifications: With four levels of play, it’s easy to modify the game to shape skip-counting skills with your learner, and to play it with learners of multiple skill levels. It’s easy to shorten the game by requiring each player to make one rummy of a specified level.
Skip Counting – Jump 246 was designed by teachers who were looking for fun ways to practice skip counting skills. I love a game that focuses on one skill and does it well.
Pros: This card game is simple and focuses on an essential math skill in a fun way that keeps your learner engaged.
Cons: No cons for this game!