Hundreds chart puzzles for the whole year! These differentiated 100 chart mystery puzzles are such a fun way for students to practice a variety of counting skills and number recognition. Available in digital and printable versions with student response sheets, too!
Hundreds Chart Puzzles
As a teacher, I used a hundreds chart in my classroom frequently. We would use it for counting from 1-100, recognizing numbers, skip counting, looking for patterns, etc. It wasn’t just a chart hanging on my wall. We used it daily. We even used the pointer, sometimes. And let me tell you, that makes everything better for a kindergartner!
We decided to make the 100’s chart even more exciting by creating hundreds chart puzzles for the entire year, making the pictures thematic for each of the four seasons! Your students will love filling in the hundreds chart, finding numbers, and discovering a picture with these fun, mystery puzzles.
There are so many ways you can use these in your classroom and I wanted to share five of our favorite ideas!
Hundreds Chart Puzzle Idea #1: Warm-Up & Early Finishers
Each puzzle comes with differentiated response sheets. A great morning work option is for students to fill in the missing numbers. They can then use that same morning work later in the day as an early finisher activity. Students can color in and solve the mystery puzzle using a classroom device.
Hundreds Chart Puzzle Idea #2: Center Time
Set up a 100’s chart puzzle center. This activity can be done independently or with small groups of students. They can complete a puzzle on the floor using the printable 100’s chart mat and placing the colored squares on the corresponding numbers. You could even add a response sheet to be completed once the puzzle is finished.
Hundreds Chart Puzzle Idea #3: Table Time
Students can work with their table group or even during small-group with a teacher. This is a great time to practice specific math strategies such as counting, skip-counting, number recognition, and number patterns. These puzzles can provide excellent feedback!
Hundreds Chart Puzzle Idea #4: Games
Students LOVE games! Put students in teams or small groups. Each student gets a few of the printable squares and can add them to their puzzle as a relay race or after answering comprehension questions. I seriously love this idea! SO. MUCH. FUN!
Hundreds Chart Puzzle Idea #5: Incentive Ideas
You could use a hundreds pocket chart or display a printed floor mat somewhere in your classroom. Hand out numbers for the mystery puzzle to students showing good behavior. Once the puzzle is completed, students receive a class party or reward.
Click below to start using these fun, hundred chart puzzles with your students:
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- Kindergarten Math Journals
- Kindergarten Math Apps
- Self- Paced Task Cards for Kindergarten
- Small-Group Math in Kindergarten
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