Polar Bear Path
This worksheet is a playful educational tool that depicts a winding path resembling a board game, labeled with numbers that increase by tens. Starting with the number 10 and ending at 100, the path features several numbers along the way, with specific numbers missing in the sequence. The visual format of the worksheet, including cartoonish animal figures at the start and end of the path, suggests a journey of counting. Students are expected to fill in the missing multiples of ten as they follow the path from start to finish.
The worksheet is aimed at teaching students to skip count by tens, a crucial skill in early mathematics that strengthens understanding of the decimal system. It is designed to make learning a tactile and visual experience, with the game-like path encouraging engagement and the concept of progression. This type of counting practice helps students develop a sense of numerical order and prepares them for more advanced concepts such as multiplication and division. Additionally, the worksheet fosters independent thinking as students determine the missing numbers without direct instruction.