It Makes Sense! Using the Hundreds Chart to Build Number Sense, Grades K–2


From Building a Wacky Hundreds Chart to Number Chart Bingo!, the twenty classroom-tested lessons and games in this resource transform the hundreds chart from a poster on the classroom wall into a hands-on, interactive tool used by both teachers and students. The hundreds chart is one of the most important tools teachers can manipulate to help students think about our base ten number system and to build a mental model of the mathematical structure of it. Working with the hundreds chart helps learners develop the skills they need to become flexible and fluent problem solvers, and meet the requirements of many state standards, including the Common Core State Standards.

The step-by-step lessons in It Makes Sense! Using the Hundreds Chart to Build Number Sense offer a wealth of teacher support, including:

  • strategies for differentiating instruction;
  • assessment rubrics;
  • key questions to promote student thinking;
  • tips for using interactive whiteboards;
  • teacher reflections; and
  • reproducible hundreds chart, number puzzles, bingo cards, and more (downloads provided upon purchasing this resource).

Melissa Conklin and Stephanie Sheffield
288 Pages

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Melissa Conklin is the author of Math Solutions highly acclaimed resource It Makes Sense! Using Ten-Frames to Build Number Sense, Grades K–2. Melissa works with Math Solutions as a consultant and was previously a full-time Math Solutions education specialist. She designs and provides professional development, sitebased coaching and e-coaching with classroom teachers, math coaches, and administrators. Melissa lives in Irving, Texas.

Stephanie Sheffield is the author or coauthor of four Math Solutions publications: Math and Literature, Grades 2–3; Math and Literature, Grades K–1; Math and Nonfiction, Grades 3–5; and Teaching Arithmetic: Lessons for First Grade. She is a long-time Math Solutions consultant and has taught in the Houston area for more than twenty-five years.

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