Oh, penguins. Sweet, squawky, not-so-cuddly penguins. Those cute black and white tuxedoes can make any animal look adorable. They also make math so much more fun than a plain page full of addition facts. This free printable Penguin Addition to 100 with Hundreds Chart is absolutely more fun than flash cards or boring repetition. It’s a new game every time you play and can fit in with your preschool activities or penguin theme for kindergarten.
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Learning About Numbers With Math Games And Activities
SIMPLE ADDITION ACTIVITIES FOR KINDERGARTEN
ASKING STUDENTS TO PRACTICE MATH FACTS LIKE ADDITION AND SUBTRACTION IS AN IMPORTANT STEP IN ANALYZING DATA AND FINDING OUT INFORMATION.
This math addition activity for kindergarten 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.
The kindergarten hundreds chart also gives instant feedback on whether the answer was correct or not. By adding the number of fish to the hundreds chart after each spin the kids can see right away what the correct answer should be.
If you are using these activities in a classroom, start with introducing these activities as a whole group. Afterwards you can follow up with small groups or individually.
This adorable free penguin hundreds chart can be perfect for multiple grades including preschool through 3rd grade math. You can also infuse this penguin activity throughout the school year into other themes like winter activities, animal habitats, or fact learning about penguins.
While completing this math center, students can answer and pose questions like:
- Is 5 more or less than 11?
- If I have 3 goldfish and get 2 more goldfish, how many all together?
- I had 5 goldfish and I gave my friend 4, how many left?
What Can Students Learn With a Hundreds Chart Game?
HUNDREDS CHART PRINTABLE GAME
WHETHER YOU’RE USING VIRTUAL MANIPULATIVES OR REAL ONES, INTERACTING WITH A HUNDREDS CHART IS VALUABLE IN DEVELOPING MATH SKILLS.
Many teachers use various versions of a hundreds chart throughout the school year, like a blank hundreds chart or a 120 chart. Mixing it up a little still provides value in important math skills:
- Place Value
- Number Sense
- Skip Counting
Why Is It Important For Kids To Use Hundreds Charts?
Besides providing numerical information and relationships, hundred charts can benefit kids in different ways and encourage other math skills.
Materials needed for the Free Printable Penguin Addition to 100 Chart
- Paper fastener (or tip of a pencil)
- Paper clip
- Goldfish crackers
- Laminating Pouch
How to Make This Penguin Addition to 100 Activity
To use the interactive hundreds chart, simply start at number 1. Spin the spinner and add that number to the 1. (1+2+3)
Put fish on the number of spaces on the free printable hundreds chart to equal the sum. Then, spin again to keep adding on.
3 (answer from the last problem) +5=8 (We add five more fish to the hundreds chart printable to check our work.)
Continue until you reach 100.
Children can also just place fish only on the answers to each problem.
For additional reinforcement, kids can write the addition problems on a whiteboard or scrap paper.
When using the free printable hundred number chart they can sneak the goldfish as a snack while playing!
Try using the multi-colored goldfish crackers to show children different color patterns on the hundreds chart.
Instead of using the spinner, call out a random number and see if your child can place their goldfish on the number given.
For a challenge, cut out strips of the hundred chart and have children piece them together like a puzzle.
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