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100 Number Chart

100 number chart


  • 1-100 and/or 10-1000 number charts, pages 100 and 101 (1 per student)

  • Crayons (1 box per student)

  • Scissors (1 per student)

  • 12" x 18" construction paper, optional (1 per student)

  • Glue sticks, optional (1 per student)

  • The completed project prepared by the teacher before the lesson


This project helps students recognize patterns in 1-100 and/or 10-1000 number charts, especially less obvious vertical patterns. Before starting the project, ask students "What are we counting by if we start at the number 4 and move our finger down the chart?" The class can count with you: 4, 14, 24, 34, etc. Some students are likely to state that we are counting by 4's instead of 10's. These students are the ones the teacher needs to focus your attention on once the project begins, since they are either not recognizing the vertical pattern, or worse, do not understand place value.

The project has two parts, the first being more instructionally significant. For the first part, students make number chart puzzles, which they can lend to other students to try and solve. The second part, where they glue their scrambled puzzle pieces randomly onto construction paper, is mainly a reward for finishing.

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100 number chart