Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Interactive Hundreds Chart

Since many teachers in my schools use Promethean boards, I was interested to see if there were any hundreds charts available for them to use with math instruction. (I noticed Promethean offered an interactive hundreds chart from Promethean Planet for $7.50. I wanted a free alternative.) I found this site below:

I really enjoy this one. Even if you do not have an interactive whiteboard, you can still project it from your computer and use it with your class. The site will allow you to add 3 different types of counters: circles, squares, and triangles. Drag them onto the chart to show multiples or practice counting.

Ambleside Scribble Table

The scribble table is multiplication chart from the same place, Ambleside Primary School. Instead of chips, use your mouse (or pen on the Promethean board) to "scribble" on the chart to make your annotations. This is a nice tool for quick multiplication or division practice.

Houghton Mifflin Hundreds Chart

The Houghton Mifflin Hundreds Chart is another option for classroom teachers. By clicking the paint can on the top left side, you can choose 4 colors to add to your numbers: red, yellow, green or blue. Now you can color code the numbers by multiples to help children see patterns. Click the empty can to erase color from a number, and finally click the broom to completely clear the board to start again. Even without a Promethean board, this can be an effective teaching tool when projected and used during math instruction.

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