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Mental Math Practice with a Hundreds Chart
Mental math is an important skill that all children need to learn. We've found that some daily drill work is the best way to sharpen those skills. A few ideas for fitting in that daily math drill:
- Drill worksheets
- Online math drills
- Math games & apps
We've used daily drill sheets (not my daughters favorite choice), a variety of online games and apps (most of them lots of fun), and plenty of games - one of our favorite methods.
While drill worksheets are helpful, aren't games just more fun?
Games for Mental Math
Games are a great way to work on practicing those mental math facts and quick recall. And a hundreds chart is a simple tool that you can use to create many games for math (here's a list of 18 things to do with a hundreds chart).
This game - 'Mental Math Practice with a Hundreds Chart' will help your kids practice their addition, subtraction, and multiplication facts. You'll need:
- Printable game board and pieces
- File folder (to store all the pieces and parts)
- Dice (either regular playing dice or special math dice) <-- that's an affiliate link
Getting the game board ready is fairly simple - print the pages (you may want to print the game pieces on cardstock) and adhere the instructions and hundreds board to the inside of the file folder (you may need to trim the edges off the instructions page for a proper fit). Cut out the game pieces envelope and attach to the blank space on the instructions. Store the game pieces in the envelope. That's it!
Use this simple hundreds game printable to work on addition, subtraction, and multiplication facts. It's a fun way to practice facts and mental math drills!
Making math fun
Do you have any tips for making mental math practice a fun activity? Leave me a comment and tell me how you make mental math fun!