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## Humpty Dumpty 120 Chart…Putting the Pieces Together Again

“All the King’s horses and all the King’s men, couldn’t put Humpty together again.” But maybe your kiddos can! Because of their structure (10 rows of 10), hundred charts are powerful tools for developing early understandings of place...

## Take it Past 100

The CCSS and our new Texas TEKS require that students count to 120, rather than 100. I’ve been waiting for the teacher supply companies to catch up and create a 120 pocket chart, and it looks like they finally have. Here’s a link to one of them on Amazon....

## Counting by Tens off the Decade on a 100 Chart

I was planning with my Kinder team today, and the discussion turned to skip counting by tens off the decade. Traditionally, when skip counting by tens was taught, we asked students to count the multiples of ten–10, 20, 30, etc.  Counting by tens off the decade...

## The Power of Patterns

It’s no coincidence that two of the Standards for Mathematical Practices stress patterns:Look for and make use of structure.  Mathematically proficient students look closely to discern a pattern or structure. (CCSS.Math.Practice.MP7)Look for and express...

## It Makes Sense! Using the Hundreds Chart to Build Number Sense

There are books that provide great classroom activities, and there are books that help teachers build their own mathematical understanding.  And then there are those that do both.  The books in the It Makes Sense series, written by Melissa Conklin and Stephanie...

## Number Families on a Hundred Twenty Chart

First, let me clarify.  Fact families are not mentioned at all in the common core standards or the newly revised Texas TEKS.  What IS mentioned–over and over again–is the relationship between the operations.  For example, take a look at these 1st grade...