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These are some active learning games for the hundreds grid.  Created for our Jump2math programs and teacher classrooms.   You can create the grid with chalk or get your own Hundreds Grid.  See below this blog.

Math Station Facilitator ( for Jump2math programs and classrooms )

When the students arrive at your station ask them to sit down (in front of the last line of the grid etc.).

Once seated, briefly explain the goals of the station (e.g., We are going to be exploring the Hundreds Grid with fun activities.)
You may ask the students what they ‘notice’ or know about the hundreds grid. Their answers will help you to know what they know about numbers. Keep this part brief.

Kindergarten Suggested Activities
Warm-up: Ask each child “What’s your favourite number between 1 and 100?” The child tells you their favorite number and then stands on it. They may need help finding the number.

How many?
Materials needed: one bag/bucket with cubes
Each child takes a turn to put one hand in the bag and remove some cubes. They place them down on the floor and everyone counts them out loud together. Once the number is counted, the child places their cubes on the corresponding number on the hundreds chart (e.g., six cubes, count 1,2,3,4,5,6 and then put the cubes on the number 6 on the chart)
Repeat. If the number is already taken, a friend removes the previous cubes so that the new cubes can be placed on the number.



Growing evidence supports physically active lessons while learning in class, researchers say

CBC News Posted: Feb 24, 2016 12:01 AM ET Last Updated: Feb 24, 2016 11:42 AM ET

Adding jumping jacks and running on the spot to math and language classes helps students to learn, say Dutch researchers, adding to findings on the benefits of physically active lessons. In Wednesday’s issue of the journal Pediatrics, researchers compared standardized math and spelling test scores for 499 children who were randomly assigned to physically active math and language lessons or regular instructions for two years.

The students in the physically active group were four months ahead of the others in their spelling and math achievement, Marijke Mullender-Wijnsma of the Center for Human Movement Sciences at the University Medical Center Groningen and her co-authors found.