|My size 7 1/2 shoe gives you an idea of the size of each individual number grid rectangle.|
Using this 54 inch by 84 inch 100's Grid enabled the children in a 1/2 Multigrade Bilingual Classroom to have
Examples of activities we did together.
First, I made sure everyone could navigate around the 100's chart. Everyone took off their shoes and did this activity in their socks (giggle, giggle). Everyone in the class walks on the 100's chart the same way that our eyes travel as we read the 100's chart from 1 to 100. 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, and then all the way back quickly to 11. We continue to walk just like our eyes do all the way to 100.
The class then sat around the chart with their own personal 100's chart to follow along with their finger. I told the class I only choose students to walk on the mat if I see them participating 100 % !
So one child is chosen to:
- stand on the number 35, add one more, add one more, add one more...you are now on 38. The class was asked,"What happens when you move to the right on the hundreds chart? YOU ADD ONE MORE TO THE NUMBER YOU ARE STANDING ON.
- (next child) stand on the number 35, one less, one less, one less, one less...you are now on 31. The class was asked "What happens when you move to the left on the hundreds chart? YOU SUBTRACT ONE FROM THE NUMBER YOU ARE STANDING ON.
- (next child) stand on the number 35, step down one row, step down one row,...you are now on 55. The class was asked "What happens when you move down one row? YOU ADD 10 MORE TO THE NUMBER YOU ARE STANDING ON.
- (next child) stand on the number 35, step up or backwords one row, one row, one row...you are now on 5. The class was asked "What happens when you move one row up? YOU SUBTRACT 10 FROM THE NUMBER YOU ARE STANDING ON, OR END UP WITH 10 LESS.
- (next child) In order, the children sitting around the chart give a command to the child standing on the chart, "One less, One less, One more, ten more, three more, ten less.... "
- Next, I tell them we will be playing a game that let's them practice using the 100's Chart. It is the Everyday Math Game, "Juego de la cuadricula de numeros" which translates into "Game of the grid of numbers". Perhaps you will recognize the Everyday Math Game called the "Number Grid Game"
Basicly the game is played like this:
1 Hundreds Chart
1 die for the First Graders, or 2 dice for the Second Graders
a game marker for each player
Number of Players
two or more players
Players place their markers at ONE on the number grid. Player A rolls the die and moves 10 spaces if a "1" is thrown, 20 if a "2" is thrown, and the face-value number of spaces for all other throws.
Player B follows in turn.
Play ends when one player gets to 100 or beyond