The ants go marching one by one. Hooray! Hoorah! This Insect Addition to 100 Free Printable Hundreds Chart game is a great way to work on addition facts and 2 digit addition with regrouping. The addition chart to 100 activity takes less than 3 minutes to prepare. We’ve played this game during an insect theme and it’s also great for spring and summer! You can even adapt the insect activity to suit learners that aren’t quite ready to add two digit numbers. Games are an engaging way to practice addition with regrouping more than worksheets. So when you’re done looking at real creepy crawlies through the magnifying glass, come on in and relax with this math activity.
Learning Two Digit Addition With Regrouping
FREE PRINTABLE ADDITION CHART GAME
EARLY MATH SKILLS MUST INCLUDE INSTRUCTION ON ADDING NUMBERS TO 100 AND BEYOND. ADDITION WORKSHEETS JUST DON’ T PROVIDE ENGAGEMENT LIKE GAMES DO.
Beginning in preschool, kids learn numbers. They learn to orally count, to count sets of objects, and to skip count. Once those precursors are in place, kids can begin to add numbers.
This insect theme activity give practice with adding numbers. As children work their way down the chart, the numbers get bigger, prompting 2 digit addition with regrouping sometimes.
Since adding numbers takes a lot of repetition and practice, this preschool insect theme game is ideal because it has a built-in checker! As you spin and place more beans on the 100 chart, you land on each correct answer.
I like to have kids write down each new problem that is created while using the addition table. They can just write and wipe each time on a whiteboard.
In addition to working on addition and two digit with regrouping, your child’s fine motor skills will improve by spinning and placing small objects onto the chart. Here are some other questions to lead learning before/during/after the activity:
- Did you have to regroup? Why/why not?
- Can you figure out the answer before placing the beans to check?
- How many spins do you think it will take to get to 50/100?
- What number comes next? Before? After? Between?
What Can Children Learn While Playing a 100 Chart Game?
ADDITION WITH REGROUPING GAMES
WHILE SOMETIMES WE HAVE TO TRACK KIDS’ LEARNING WITH 2 DIGIT ADDITION WITH REGROUPING WORKSHEETS, GAMES AND ACTIVITIES ARE BETTER WAYS TO PRACTICE THE SKILL.
Regrouping is a complex concept. It entails a bit of new math vocabulary to define and practice:
Other Skills Learned Through Addition Games
In early grades, kids learn skills to lay a strong mathematical foundation. Addition is part of the main understandings kids need to move on to more complex math.
Number Sense: Playing math games improves numbers sense which is the ability to understand, compare/contrast, and relate numbers to each other.
Automaticity: When children effortlessly (automatically) know basic math facts, it makes more complex computations easier.
Vocabulary: Encouraging kids to use math vocabulary while playing games (sum/difference/total/greater than/less than)is a meaningful way to practice.
Cooperative Learning: Simple games with partners or small groups give kids a lot of practice with social skills, like taking turns, following rules, and winning/losing.
How to Make the Insect Addition to 100 Game
Print and laminate the hundreds chart for durability. Create a spinner using the paper fastener and the paper clip. If you do not have a paper fastener, you can hold the sharpened tip of a pencil to the middle of the spinner with the paper clip instead.
To use the insect addition to 100 chart, simply start at “1”. Spin the spinner and add that number to the “1”.
Put beans on the number of spaces on the penguin addition hundreds chart to equal the product. Then, continue from there.
3 (answer from the last problem) +5=8 (We add five more beans to the hundreds chart to check our work.)
Continue until you reach 100.
This activity is great because it allows the kids to practice adding different numbers. Some with regrouping and some without. With the randomness of spinning, the kids will come up with different addition problems every time
And it offers instant feedback on whether the answer was correct or not. By adding the number of beans to the hundreds chart after each spin the kids can see right away what the correct answer should be.
Ways to Adapt and Modify the Addition Game
Place on Sums: Instead of placing a bean on every number as you spin, do the math and then place a bean on the sum only.
Number ID: Kids that aren’t ready to add, or regroup, can still spin, count, and then practice identifying double-digit numbers.
Partner Game: Make this into a partner game. One child spins and calls out the addition problem while the other writes it down. Switch and repeat.
Sensory Bin: Extend the insect theme into the sensory bin with plastic insects, leaves, twigs, etc. Learn about other insects, too. Place each insect into an egg carton as it is found in the bin.
Literacy Activities: Another great way to extend learning is to share books about insects and life cycles, or make ants out of construction paper.
Insect Crafts: Ants and butterflies are typically well-known with kids. Create paper butterflies, or use pipe cleaners and coffee filters to make tie dyed butterflies.