A Hundreds Chart is one of the best charts to have in your house. You can certainly make your own, or you can download a free Hundreds Chart here.

We recommend using a Hundreds Chart almost daily with your children, especially around ages 4 to 9. Use plenty of buttons, Legos, raisins, etc., or simply just use your fingers.

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Some Fun Ideas

  • Suzy, point to the numbers and count to 10.
  • Sammy, point to the numbers and count to 20.
  • Suzy, how high can you count?
  • Sammy, put buttons on all the numbers from 1 to 10 (or 1 to 20, or 1 to whatever).
  • Suzy, what is 5 and 1 more?
  • Sammy, what is 4 and 2 more?
  • Suzy, can you take away 1 from 9?
  • Sammy, what is 2 less than 7?
  • Suzy, let’s count by tens. 10, 20, 30, 40…
  • Sammy, let’s count by fives. 5, 10, 15, 20…
  • Suzy, let’s count by ten, but let’s start on the number 2.
  • Sammy, let’s count by 6s… (or 3s… or 7s… or any other number).
  • Suzy, add 5 to 7. Put a button on that number. Now add 5 to 17, and put a button on that number. Keep going, adding 5 to 27.
  • Sammy, add 3 to 9. How about 3 to 19? How about 3 to 29? Can you keep going?
  • Suzy, add 9 to any number you like. Put a button on that number, and I’ll guess what number you started with.
  • Sammy, can you add 11 to any number?
  • Suzy, let’s start at 100 and count backwards.
  • Sammy, let’s start at 100 and count backwards by 10.
  • Suzy, let’s start at 100 and count backwards by 2, or by 5.
  • Sammy, let’s start at 20 and count by 2 backwards.
  • Suzy, subtract 4 from 51. Can you subtract 4 from 41? What do you think the number will be if you subtract 4 from 31?
  • Sammy, subtract 5 from 53… from 43… from 33… and so on.
  • Suzy, is that problem on your worksheet too hard? Let’s try figuring it out on the Hundreds Chart!

In our home, we either laminate the chart or insert it into a plastic sheet protector. Our children each have their own chart and keep it close during daily math lessons.

Do you have more ideas? Share them in the comments below!

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