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Woot! Hundred Chain!
I am posting this late, but Kal-El was presented with the hundred chain last week. He does it first thing every morning now. He even likes to do it backwards! I am presenting the 1000 chain today and realized I never posted the 100! For family members who are unfamiliar, the 100 chain is made of ten 10-bars linked together. There are little arrows to place along the chain as he counts through it but there are only arrow for the following: 1-10, 20, 30, 40, 50, 60, 70, 80, 90, 100. So, not only did he reinforce counting to 100 but he also has learned to count by tens forwards and backwards. You can see he has a little purple tag from a bread bag in his right hand. Somewhere along the way I picked up the tip to use a tag from a bread bag to help keep your place when counting along the chain. It worked a charm!
It is super neat how the 100 chain folds into a 100 square...so neat that Kal-El shouted "Me Too! You have to come see this!" while he was folding it the first time. Here they are checking it out.
This is one of the "squaring chains," not only good for teaching linear counting and skip counting, each time he forms the chain into a "square" I tell him "10 squared is 100."
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