One of the things that’s awesome about being a math coach is having the opportunity to interact with so many creative teachers on a daily basis! I picked up this idea for a daily warm-up using the hundred chart in a Kindergarten classroom. Can you ever really have too many hundred chart activities?
The teacher had a laminated “100 House” with all blank spaces.
Each day, as part of the daily warm-up, the kids helped her fill it in. They claimed their space by writing in the correct number and explaining their logic. For example, if a student claimed the space for 25 they might say, “I started at 1 and went over to where the 5 space would be. Then I moved down two rows, because each row adds 10 to the number.” It’s a great self-differentiating activity because students will choose numbers within their comfort zone.
Click here to download my interpretation of the 100 House. There are four pages in the document–a blank 100 House, one with some of the numbers filled in, a sheet that could be used in a workstation for kids to practice the patterns on a hundred chart, and a blank version of the worksheet you can program. If you are fortunate to have a plotter printer at your school, you can print it poster-size.