Hundred Chart Activities: The 100 House

Written by Donna Boucher

Donna has been a teacher, math instructional coach, interventionist, and curriculum coordinator. A frequent speaker at state and national conferences, she shares her love for math with a worldwide audience through her website, Math Coach’s Corner. Donna is also the co-author of Guided Math Workshop.

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.

Hundred chart activities: The 100 House

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.

Hundred chart activities: The 100 House

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.

27 Comments

  1. Melissa Termine

    LOVE IT! Thanks for sharing!!!!

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    • Donna Boucher

      You’re very welcome! 🙂

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  2. Mom

    I love this site. So many great ideas for Common Core!

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    • Donna Boucher

      Thank you so much! I always love hearing that my blog is useful. 🙂

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  3. Amy Griffith

    Wow. What a great activity. Love it!!!

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    • Donna Boucher

      Thanks, Amy!

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  4. Anonymous

    Thank you for your blog pages, I am a teaching head teacher in Scotland and we have nothing like these web sites here. I have downloaded and used loads. Thank you.

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    • Donna Boucher

      Wow, Scotland! I’ve said this before, but I think the ability we have now to share resources globally is so very exciting. Thanks for stopping in and leaving a comment!

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  5. Jammie

    I love this idea of the house, but our coach is stressing that we begin our 100 chart with 0. Is there any way that this could be altered and have 0-9 on the first row?
    Thanks

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    • Donna Boucher

      I’ll have to put that on my list! With school starting up, I might not be able to get to it right away.

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  6. Dian

    I am reading teacher blog junkie but after visiting your website and using so many of your ideas and activities I am turning into a math blog junkie! Maybe this activity could be tied into math fact families? Using the same type of graphics you could probably make a window into a number’s room and show all the related facts. You do a great job and I enjoy your website!

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    • Donna Boucher

      What a sweet, sweet comment! It really made my day. Love your fact family idea. 🙂

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  7. Anna K.

    Thanks for sharing!!

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  8. Laura Jones

    You ALWAYS have the neatest things to share…thanks a million!!!

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    • Donna Boucher

      Thanks so much for the sweet comment, Laura! 🙂

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  9. Linda Downs

    Your blog is awesome. I work for a private school where funds are even more limited than public school. I truly appreciate all your freebies. I’ve had lots of compliments about all the anchor charts in my room and many came from your site. You are a tremendous help.

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    • Donna Boucher

      What a sweet compliment, Linda! I’m so glad to be able to help out. 🙂

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  10. Anonymous

    Love this! We will be using this with our bilingual and ESL summer school kiddos!

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  11. Jan

    Thanks for sharing this great activity- this will make a great review for my firsties:-)

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  12. Betsy Brown

    Donna, I love ‘Dusti’s House,’ and your creation of the teaching tools. Is there a way to add ‘just one more’ activity sheet that has the six little houses but with blanks? I’d love to have a sheet like that to practice sequencing. Thanks, Betsy in Orlando

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    • Donna Boucher

      GREAT idea, Betsy! I’ve added the fourth page you suggested!

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  13. Regina Greene

    Thanks for posting! We use the hundreds house in my classroom!

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  14. beckyparkes

    Thank you Math Coach!

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    • Donna Boucher

      My pleasure, Becky! 🙂

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    • Anonymous

      as always-you have given us a practical, fun idea! thanks! our school is really pushing computer lab this year and the Math is way over their head-this will help a lot!

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  15. Kim Williams

    Love this! Thank you so much for all your wonderful, practical ideas!

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