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Time for another fun way to learn math… We’ve been learning with hundred charts & math cubes!
I pulled out the hundred chart and the unifix cubes and we worked a little on beginning multiplication. When I told my son (who is 6) that we were going to do multiplication, he says… “Oh, I already know that”. It made me laugh, because he really doesn’t. We have barely touched it.
We had a lot of fun with it. Here’s what we did.
I used a blank hundred chart and also one that is filled in. First, we layed out the cubes in rows of 10 and counted by 10’s to 100. I have a fun song we sang to count by 10’s to 100. I used this time to also multiply by 10’s with him. 1 row of 10 is 1 x 10, two rows is 2 x 10, etc.
Then we got 20 cubes broken apart and figured out all the different ways that we could make 20 on the chart. 2 x 10, 4 x 5, 5 x 4 and sorted the cubes accordingly. It really made sense to him this way. He sroted them into rows and I wrote down the problem to show him what it would look like.
After that we used the blank chart to fill in. I had him pick any number- he started with 27. We found where it would go on the blank hundred chart and filled in the numbers to the right and left, and above and below it. It made little flowers, so we called them our number flowers.
And finally, we plaed race to 100. We used our printed hundred charts and took turns dolling a dice. When we rolled a number, we marked off that many squares. The first one to 100 won. It was a lot of fun!