## Saturday, December 27, 2008

### Things to do with a Hundreds Chart

We've started working on 100s in our math program and I've been looking for some ideas and activities we can do with a 100s chart. Here are a few that I've found:
1. Practice counting 1 to 100.
2. Call out a number and have your child cover it with a counter or tile. Especially good for a child who has trouble telling the difference between the teens and higher numbers.
3. Make patterns or graphs on a blank 100’s chart.
4. Practice skip counting by 2’s, 5’s, and 10’s.
5. Practice skip counting and use counters or tiles to mark places and make a pattern.
6. Practice skip counting but start on different numbers – count by 10’s starting with 3, etc.
7. Use a 100’s chart to find patterns in addition and subtraction problems.
8. I’m thinking of a number – Tell the child you are thinking of a number. Let them guess a number and you say higher or lower (depending on what the number is!) until they can guess the right number.
9. Using a blank 100’s chart, fill in some of the numbers but leave blank spaces. Have the child write in the appropriate numbers.
10. Rounding to the nearest 10 – say a number and have the child put a marker on that number. Then let them decide which 10 that number is closer to and put a marker on it.
Check out Let's Play Math! for more 100s chart ideas.

Ellery said...

Just keep this in mind when you hit charts using the 4 computations (+-x/) as it still comes in handy.

Daisy said...

Sorry, I keep forgetting to sign out of my hubby's account.

Evelyn said...

Don't forget to count backwards while skip counting.

You can also turn it into a game board. Use dice to see how far your markers will go. The first one to 100 is the winner.

Molytail said...

Great ideas! I was going to suggest cutting a chart up and turning it into a puzzle, then found that idea already listed on your link LOL :-)