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Do your students have difficulty with counting or remembering the correct order of numbers? Knowing that numbers have a particular order and remembering the order (especially over 10 for the…

Do your students have difficulty with counting or remembering the correct order of numbers?

Knowing that numbers have a particular order and remembering the order (especially over 10 for the little kids) can be quite a challenge for some kids. We need to be able to assist students to be able to see the patterns in numbers, which will help them be able to read and count numbers beyond 100.

One way to do this is to use a hundreds chart. There are many versions of the hundreds chart; some go from 0-99 or 1-100, or even 1-120. There are many different ways they can be used, including:

  • Count on from a number;
  • Count back from a number;
  • Count more than and less than a particular number;
  • Fill in the missing numbers;
  • Look for patterns;
  • Skip count; and
  • Look for odd and even numbers.

I wanted to share with you a bit of a different take on a traditional hundreds chart activity. I’ve put together some hundreds chart puzzles. The idea is that the students cut out the puzzle pieces and then paste them onto another piece of paper to make a 100 grid. I have a few different versions for you:

  • 0-99 chart;
  • 1-100 chart; and
  • 1-120 chart.

hundreds chart

You could also enlarge the grids to make them easier to cut and handle for smaller children. These also work well copied on thick cards and cut. Place a small magnetic strip on the back of each piece and then you can get students to put them back together on the magnetic whiteboard or metal tray, this would work well in a math center.

Below are some pictures of the puzzles cut apart and how they go back together.

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7 Comments

  1. Leslie

    Thank you so much! I love the idea of putting magnets on the back. I also thought the puzzles on the wood look, or brown paper made it look very professional. Thanks for sharing! I look forward to viewing more of your wonderful ideas! Happy October!!!!

    Reply
    • Melinda

      Hey Leslie,

      Thanks so much for stopping by and leaving a comment. Glad to hear you like the hundreds chart puzzles and yes the magnet works well on the back. Just changes it up a little, which the kids really love. I hope you enjoy the other math games and activities coming up in October.

      Cheers
      Mel

      Reply
  2. Lisa

    I’ll certainly be using this at the start of the year with all students & make them up on coloured card & laminate & cut up for ‘quick 5 minutes’ at the start of my maths lessons…thank you 🙂

    Reply
  3. Heather

    I LOOOOVE the puzzles!! Thank you!
    However, is it just me or do they print to large? The bottoms are cut off of all charts. :'(

    Reply
  4. Elle Gray

    Says access is forbidden when I click on the picture.

    Reply
    • Melinda

      Hi Elle,

      Thanks for bringing this to my attention, and I apologize for any inconvenience you experienced.

      I’ve updated it to ensure smooth access to the free hundreds chart puzzles. You can now sign up using the form provided in the blog post to receive the puzzles directly in your email. Once you’ve signed up, you’ll receive an email with the link to download the puzzles.

      I appreciate your interest in this resource and hope you enjoy the hundreds chart puzzles. Please feel free to reach out if you have any further questions or need assistance.

      Best regards,
      Mel

      Reply

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