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. And there are many different ways they can be used, including to:
- 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.
You could also enlarge the grids to make them easier to cut and handle for smaller children. These also work well copied on thick card 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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