Snake Links

Snake Links Worksheet

Worksheet Description

The worksheet features two columns of segmented circles, each resembling a caterpillar, with numbers in some segments and blanks in others. The left column of the caterpillar starts with the number 60 at the top and counts down by twos with some numbers missing, while the right column starts with the number 2 and also counts back by twos. Students are instructed to fill in the missing numbers, continuing the pattern of subtracting two in each step. The caterpillar theme adds a fun and engaging visual element to the mathematical exercise of counting by intervals.

The purpose of this worksheet is to teach students how to count backwards by intervals of two. It introduces the concept of even numbers and reinforces the skill of subtracting two from a given number. The worksheet helps to develop number pattern recognition, an essential aspect of number sense. Additionally, it aids in preparing students for understanding more complex skip-counting and multiplication concepts in the future.