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## Strategy Math Games with a Blank Hundred Chart

Fact: Kids love playing strategy math games, and when you introduce a twist of strategy, you add a problem-solving element to the activity.  As kids play a game multiple times, their strategy will evolve. A great way to add accountability to a game that’s being...

## Rethinking the Hundred Chart

If you are reading this post, you have probably used a hundred chart or a 120 chart in your classroom. The patterns within the chart help students develop important place value relationships and promote early understandings of multi-digit addition and subtraction....

## Concrete Support for Learning

This week, I’ve been working on ten more and ten less with my firsties. The purpose of ten more/ten less and one more/one less activities is really to develop an understanding of place value. When we find the number that is ten more or ten less, only the tens...

## Hundred Chart Assessment

This is a short follow-up post to last night’s post on teaching the patterns on the hundred chart. Today, I gave my 2nd graders a little assessment on the hundred chart patterns, and I thought I’d share it. I gave the students a copy of the blank hundred...

## Conquering the Hundred Chart

Mathematics is all about patterns. Some describe mathematics as the science of patterns, and the ability to understand patterns is described as a key concept in NCTM’s algebra standard. I didn’t like math growing up.  Now, it fascinates me almost to the...

## Personal 1,200 Charts

Earlier this week, one of my amazing 2nd grade teachers emailed to ask if I had small hundred charts extending out to 1,200 that her students could use to make personal 1,200 charts.  She’d made these with her students at a previous school and wanted her kiddos...