A hundreds chart is a classic math tool that can be used to teach tons of math concepts. To play with some number concepts and show my kids just how fun a hundreds chart can be I made them a big, sticky one out of contact paper!
Hundreds Math Chart:
- 2 large sheets of contact paper
- permanent marker
- card stock shapes
To make the sticky hundreds chart I used my hole punch to make 100 red circles and then numbered them from 1 to 100. Then we made a 10 by 10 grid on contact paper a little larger than the size of the circles.
I peeled off the paper and taped the contact paper grid to our window sticky side out. Once it was up I numbered it on the sticky side with a permanent marker.
How to Play
I began by hiding the red numbers around the room for a math scavenger hunt, but there were so many of them! I ended up hiding about half and then putting the rest in a big pile on the floor. The kids stuck each number to the matching spot on the hundreds chart.
As they did they began to see the patterns on the chart and use the tens column and the ones column to quickly find each number. My kindergartner is learning to count by 5s, 10s and 2s in school so he had fun identifying those patterns on the chart too.
More Hundreds Chart Learning:
- number identification
- tens and ones
- numbers that come before and after
- skip counting
- adding and subtracting
- odd and even numbers
There are so many ways to learn and play with a hundreds chart! Using a sticky hundreds chart give you the chance to practice over and over and over again. I can’t wait to see what other math games we can play with it.
The other Move and Learn co-hosts were busy putting together Move and Learn Activities for kids this week too, make sure to check them out!