Monday, October 22, 2012

SMART Board Tip: Hundreds Grid

Using the Hundreds Grid for Counting Patterns

Sometimes the best discoveries happen by accident!  I've been using SMART Notebook for about five years.  I always enjoy learning new tricks the software, Notebook, is able to do.  Two years ago, I became a SMART Exemplary Educator, SEE.  I've been able to attend various trainings and meet many professionals who are very skilled in this area. 

Though I can do many tricks with the software, I'm always excited when I stumble upon a new function.  Many of you may already know this, but I was surprised to find that you can use the eraser to make certain number cells on the grid disappear.  

The other day, I had drawn all over the SMART Board and wanted to erase certain parts of my scribble.  I accidently tapped one of the numbers as I was erasing.  We all gasped in unison.  It was a pretty cool discovery we made together in class.  The students got so excited and challenged me to try to see if I could stump them with certain patterns.  We took it one step further and I quickly split the screen and made a pattern for the kids to work out.

After we use our pen to fill in the grid on the right, we tap the missing numbers on the left to check our work.  The children love doing number grids on the SMART Board!


  1. Who knew?!! Thanks for the great tip, Erin! I am teaching my place value unit right now, so this will be perfect!

    EduKate and Inspire

  2. Did you know that if you change pens while working on the hundreds grid that you can get the squares to turn different colors? Find more tips like this at