Hello all! I know it has been a LONG time since I have posted. With tomorrow being our hundredth day of school, I wanted to share the math stations that we will be doing during guided math. I have posted these stations in the past and have made some minor revisions. Below is an overview of each station. Please feel free to download the complete file. I look forward to a fun day of learning tomorrow!
What’s the Nearest Hundred?
In second grade we do not use the term “rounding”, but we do a lot of prerequisite work to rounding that will be of focus next year. This work involves understanding numbers in relationship to benchmark numbers (10s and hundreds). A thousand number line is used for this activity. I used clear packing tape to put together 10 of our hundred number line tapes (by Boxcars and One-Eyed Jacks). You can put together paper number lines as well–whatever you have or can find online. I especially like this activity because students can see the magnitude of numbers on this line. I taped our number line to the floor in the hallway outside our classroom door. Here’s how it works! Students roll place value dice (1, 10, 100s) and position the dice next to the correct number on the number line. Students then stand at zero and walk the number line calling out each benchmark hundred until reaching the number rolled. Students look at the number and then jump to the nearest hundred on the line. Example: 332–students jump back to 300 and say “300 is the nearest hundred”. Students record the number rolled and nearest hundred on their activity sheet. The kids love it!
Hundred Chart Hooray!
For this station, students write number matches for clues and color corresponding numbers on a hundred chart. When finished, a picture appears–100!
Each player has a hundred chart inside a heavy-weight page protector. To begin, each player uses a dry erase marker to circle two addends on their hundred chart that equal 100. Then players take turns asking questions about one of the other player’s addends. Remind students they need to keep one of their addends in mind for the other player to ask questions about. Example of questions might be, “Is one of your addends less than 50?”, “Is your addend and even number?”, “Can I add tens to equal your addend?”, and so on. As players answer questions, the other player eliminates numbers by crossing them off on his/her hundred chart. Play goes on until one player guesses the other player’s mystery addend and is able to figure out the other missing addend to equal 100.
What’s in the Bag?
In this fun graphing activity, students sort 100 different items into like groups–buttons, quarters, paperclips, etc. Students record the number of each item in a chart, create a bar graph, and write three questions that can be answered using the data shown on the graph.
Save a Dollar!: 100 cents = $1.00
In this classic activity, players take turns drawing coins from a bag, banking them, and counting change accumulated. The first player to reach a dollar wins!
100 Ways t0 100 Challenge
The challenge is to write as many ways to equal 100 as possible. To make this even more fun, each group that rotates to this station is a team, and each player earns a designated number of points depending on how many correct equations he/she writes. The team with the most points is the winner of the challenge.
If you have already celebrated your 100th day of school, I hope it was a success. If not, hopefully you find something of use here. Enjoy!