Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Using Hundred Chart Riddles in Your Classroom

Hi, Teaching Friends!

I love reading comments from customers! They encourage me as I refine older products and create new ones. I especially love when customers leave comments that suggest great new ideas for using a resource.

Whether you already have  100 Riddles for the Hundred Chart  or are considering buying it, I thought it would be fun to share a few of your great ideas for using it.

Angie suggested using a few riddles as a math lesson warm-up.

Patricia uses them in a math center.

Gabrielle uses a riddle card to introduce the number of the day.

Another buyer said she uses them for calendar time and finds them easy to differentiate. She also has students write their own riddles.

Amy uses them as a sponge activity between lessons.

Jan uses these riddles to build number sense and ease math anxiety.

Another buyer suggests using one riddle a day to build up to the 100th Day of School.

Karen uses these cards to reinforce specific math concepts.

Lisa uses them once a week for problem solving.

Another buyer uses the riddle cards for "Out the Door" cards as her students line up to leave the classroom.

A buyer uses them with her afterschool tutoring club.

Title I teacher Darlene uses them with partners and small groups.

Kristina uses riddle cards as an early finisher activity with her document camera.

Another buyer uses them for morning bellwork, and sometimes has her students write their own riddles and share them.

Laureen took the poster version of this resource and turned it into a book for the math library -  so clever!

Would you like to read about some great ideas for using the third grade version for review and test prep? Head over to The Elementary Math Maniac's blog today, where my blogging buddy Tara has put together an amazing set of lessons to detail how she's using riddle cards as she prepares her third graders to pilot the upcoming Smarter Balance Assessment. Thanks for the wonderful ideas, Tara!!

You can still win your own copy of these riddle cards- your choice of 1st-2nd, 3rd, or 4th-5th. Follow this link to enter!

Happy Teaching!

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