This is a great game to play as your class approaches the 100th day of school or when introducing a Hundreds Chart.
The game play will strengthen your students’ ability to read a hundreds chart and to navigate their way through it. It will also reinforce the relationships between numbers as well as provide opportunities for your kids to visualize patterns in place value. (Update: This download now includes two slightly different game boards. One corresponds to the traditional 100s chart with #1 displayed at the top left-hand corner. The other game board displays #1 at the bottom left-hand corner.)
The object of this game is to be the first player to eat 100 slices of pizza (!) by reaching the number 100 on the “Hundreds Chart Pizza.”
Who do you think will eat the most? The Lumberjack or the Little Girl? Maybe the Monkey or the Masked Luchador?
After choosing your character, begin playing by placing that character’s game piece at the bottom of the “Hundreds Chart Pizza.”
On your turn, spin the “Pizza Spinner” and move your game piece that many spaces along the Hundred Chart. But pay close attention to the spinner…
The “Pizza Spinner” has two sections. The inner “cheesy” part of the pizza shows a numeral from 1 to 10, while the outer “crust” part of the pizza shows the addition prompt “+10.”
As your students play (and the characters “eat” more and more), the systematic design of the Hundreds Chart will become more and more familiar. Players will gain confidence moving their game piece directly to the RIGHT to count/add by ONES and moving directly UP to count/add by TENS.
As these movements become increasingly second-nature, students will gain confidence adding & subtracting by referring to a hundreds chart and ultimately improve their ability to calculate mentally.
A great addition to your classroom's collection of learning games. Perfect for math centers, partner work, workshop, or as a take-home game.
Laminating or sheet protectors are recommended.
Race to 100
by Prince Padania
is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International License