Oh, penguins. Sweet, squawky, not-so-cuddly penguins. Those cute black and white tuxedoes make you so cute. They also make math so much more fun than a plain page full of addition facts. This free printable penguin addition to 100 activity with a hundreds chart is absolutely more fun than flash cards or boring repetition. It’s a new game every time you play!
Materials needed for the Free Printable Penguin Addition to 100 Chart:
Paper fastener (or tip of a pencil)
To prep: 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 penguin addition to 100 chart, simply start at “1”. Spin the spinner and add that number to the “1”.
Put fish 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 fish 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 fish to the hundreds chart after each spin the kids can see right away what the correct answer should be.
Jaida also did the activity placing fish only on the answers to each problem.
For additional reinforcement, you can have the kids write out the addition problems that they solve in a notebook. This will help you see if there are any issues that need practice. It’s also great for accountability if you child likes to fake her way through assignments… (not that I would know anything about that!)
Plus, writing things down provides another way for kids to engage their minds and will help them to remember them more than simply reciting an answer.
And as an added bonus, when they sneak the goldfish as a snack while playing, they won’t be quite as chatty. *wink*. (It’s been a rough day…lol!)
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