### Biscuit Decorations

Andrew decorated 20 biscuits to take to a party. He lined them up and put icing on every second biscuit and different decorations on other biscuits. How many biscuits weren't decorated?

### Skip Counting

Find the squares that Froggie skips onto to get to the pumpkin patch. She starts on 3 and finishes on 30, but she lands only on a square that has a number 3 more than the square she skips from.

### Making Sticks

Kimie and Sebastian were making sticks from interlocking cubes and lining them up. Can they make their lines the same length? Can they make any other lines?

# Constant Counting

##### Stage: 1 Challenge Level:

Skip counting or counting by the same number each time is ways to describe constant counting. This is what happens when you recite the multiplication tables. Work partners Joanne and Holly, and Steve and Matt from Moorefield Junior School, found that to reach 24 they could count by skipping 1s, 2s, 3s, 4s, 6s, 8s, 12s or 24s to reach 24, the target number. 24 is an answer in each one of those multiplication tables.

David, who is studying at De Aston School, gives us this example:

24 = 1 x 24
24 = 2 x 12
24 = 3 x 8
24 = 4 x 6

Several people did not mention counting by one or by two; perhaps they thought that was too obvious. Others found some of the different ways to skip count to reach 24 but did not list all of the possible ways.