The hundreds chart can be a very powerful tool for building students’ number sense. Using the hundreds chart, children are able to explore concepts such as counting, sequencing, adding and subtracting, as well as odd and even numbers.
While there are multiple concepts that can be taught and reinforced using the hundreds chart, this product focuses primarily on the patterns and relationships between numbers. In this situation, the hundreds chart provides an essential framework for students to develop a deep understanding of our base ten number system. Students are able to visualize counting on and back by 1s and 10s by moving right, left, down, and up. When students are encouraged to explore and visualize these movements and patterns within the hundreds chart in a structured and systematic fashion, we are improving their ability to calculate mentally and increasing their flexibility as problem solvers. We need to provide daily opportunities for our students to think, analyze, and communicate about numbers, and this product does just that!
This product makes differentiation quick and easy! All you have to do is choose the level (Level 1, 2, or 3) and the number range that best fits your students’ individual readiness levels.
These puzzles are simply pieces of a hundreds chart. Since students are concentrating on one small section of the chart, they are able to think about where specific numbers by using the numbers around it as points of reference.
All of the What’s Missing? Number Puzzles have been created in black and white, making it much more cost efficient. Simply print these on cardstock (I use a different color for each set), laminate them, and cut out the pieces. Students can then write the numbers on these puzzles using a dry erase marker. By preparing the materials in this fashion, the puzzles can be used over and over again.
These What’s Missing? Number Puzzles can be used during small-group instruction, math centers, or cooperative learning groups. They can also be used for morning work or for those students who inevitably finish early. The possibilities are endless, which makes them an amazing addition to your teaching toolbox!
Check out the FREE Samples below:
What's Missing? Number Puzzles Level 1 Sampler
What's Missing? Number Puzzles Level 2 Sampler
What's Missing? Number Puzzles Level 3 Sampler