The 100 Square mat is an invaluable classroom resource in demonstrating how the 100 square can be used mathematically in a variety of ways by both the teacher and the children. The front side of the mat shows number shaded patterns, for example ‘odd and even numbers’, ‘counting on’, ‘counting back’, all highlighted and giving the children confidence as to how to use the grid, a great aid in helping them with their numeracy skills. A vocabulary of ‘Counting Words’ is listed as a reference for the children.
On the reverse side there are follow up exercises for the children to complete, for example, finding missing numbers, number patterns, odd and even numbers.
Through this fun way of number pattern work, children are given visual and written practice and are being introduced to the basic concepts of addition, subtraction and multiplication.