Students learn the patterns in the hundred board by assembling puzzles. Teachers are able to assess student use of patterns in rows and columns by observing the student at work.
This task is easily differentiated to accommodate the varied levels in a first grade class by changing the number of pieces and the shape of the pieces. Puzzle bags should be sequentially lettered so that students progress through harder versions of the task.
Finally, students are asked to create their own puzzles for classmates to solve.
Download a hundred board template to copy onto card stock and then cut apart to create puzzles.