# Hundred Chain

From Montessori Album

Hundred Chain | |
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Math - Linear Counting | |

Level | Primary |

Age | 4.5 - 5 |

Prerequisites | Teens Board Tens Board Association of Beads and Cards Hundred Board |

Materials | hundred chain hundred square labels for hundred chain pointer for counting |

This activity teaches the child skip counting which is preparation for multiplication. It also indirectly prepares the child to understand squaring numbers.

## Contents

## Presentation[edit]

- Carry the hundred chain to a long mat with two hands.
- Bring the hundred square to the mat. Sort the labels into columns by place value.
- Fold the hundred chain into a square as shown. Compare it to the hundred square.
- Set the hundred square on top to show that they are the same.
- Unfold the chain and begin counting, adding labels as you go.
- The first ten beads each get a label.
- After that, a label is placed at the end of each segment.

## Points of Interest[edit]

## Control of Error[edit]

## Variations and Extensions[edit]

## Material[edit]

### Make Your Own[edit]

### Where to Buy[edit]

Thinkamajigs $4.95

merocomontessori $15.5 (100 yellow beads)

## Further Reading[edit]

- The Advanced Montessori Method: The Montessori Elementary Material by Maria Montessori, pages 208-210