I saw this idea at a Math Workshop and loved it. It’s a simple way to help children use the number grid effectively when adding and subtracting. The numbers in the 10’s column are colorcoded to match the number in the 1’s column that would come next. I used markers to outline each number grid that my students have on their desks. This is a computer version to download.

Here is a second version for people using a Math series that has a number grid in a different direction.

Here is a third version. This one is a much smaller version so you can print them out and tape them onto student’s desks.

Ladybug Teacher says

I love this!! One of my newest ELL students did not have lot of formal schooling, so she relies on visuals like these. She has been struggling with numbers…I think this will really help her understand numbers in English. Thank you so much!! 🙂

Ladybug

ladybugsteacherfiles.blogspot.com

Pinks My Ink says

This is a godsend! I just had a student today become so frustrated with the hundreds chart. She is having so much difficulty understanding that the beginning of one row starts when you finish the row before! You have answered my prayers today, I was at my wits end……

nankshade says

Just curious if this comes in a word document? Our math curriculum is Math Expressions and their hundred chart has the 10's on the bottom with the ones starting at the top for "ten sticks" – just curious! Thanks for this – we are currently working with these now!

Jodi says

nankshade,

I redid this for you and posted a different version underneath the old one. Let me know if it's not correct. I just googld "Math Expressions" to see what their number grid looked like. Hope this helps.

-Jodi

stephaniekelly03 says

This will be super helpful for some of my visual learners! Thanks for sharing 🙂

-Stephanie

http://skellyskindergarten.blogspot.com/

nankshade says

Jodi~

You rock! That is perfect! Thank you so much! Here's my next favor (not being greedy-hehe!) I would love to add these to our desks on their names tags from Really Good Stuff – the 100 chart is the traditional way. Can we shrink them down? Thanks again! 🙂

Mrs. Bates says

This is a great idea! Thanks for sharing!

Jodi says

nankshade,

I just posted a new smaller version for ya. Let me know if that works. 🙂

-Jodi

nankshade says

Jodi,

They work great and I love them! Except, I need the ones and tens on top and bottom again. Sorry! 🙂 Thanks so much!

Nancy

Mrs. Magee says

Great idea! Thanks for sharing!

http://firstgradebrain.blogspot.com/

Lindsey says

wow–thank you, thank you, THANK YOU! i have been needing something like this and i have a few students who will REALLY benefit from this!

-lindsey

http://theteacherwife.blogspot.com/