Strategies for Using the Maze Hundreds Chart

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After introducing the downloadable Maze Hundreds Chart yesterday, this post details some strategies for using the interactive chart in your classroom.  If you have not yet watched the first post, I encourage you to take a quick look at it before viewing these strategies.

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Here are some strategies for using The Maze Hundreds Chart.




You can download The Maze Hundreds Chart here.



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  1. Nili Pearlmutter on April 6, 2021 at 12:33 pm

    Thank you so much for all the wonderful resources you create! I have been trying to use this 100 chart, but when I open it in Powerpoint it presents as just a black grid with blue lines. Clicking does not do anything. I also tried hitting F5 as you suggested to someone above and that did not work. Any ideas?

    thank you!!

    • Steve Wyborney on May 2, 2021 at 8:29 am

      Hi, Nili. I usually recommend these steps… Download the chart, Open it in PowerPoint, Be certain that you have clicked on present (this is actually the one that is missed the most), and then click on the numbers.

  2. Lynne Pizzulli on November 5, 2020 at 7:10 am

    I am a big fan of all your resources!! I use them with all the students on a daily basis and share them with as many teachers as possible!
    I am opening the hundreds chart maze in google slides but I can only click on each square in order ( 1, 2, 3….) It won’t let me click on a random square anywhere else.
    Any ideas??
    Oh just saw your comment above about only working in ppt…..
    got it thanks! And thanks again for all your genius ideas!

    • Steve Wyborney on November 15, 2020 at 12:31 pm

      Thanks, Lynne. Hopefully some day that animation I need will be available in google slides.

  3. AnnMarie Hann on November 18, 2019 at 8:24 am

    Hi Steve! I love all your materials and have even ventured out into creating some homemade versions. I am a math interventionist and the materials you create are a highlight of my kids’ week. I am having trouble with the hundreds chart. I have opened it in PowerPoint Office 365 and it is still not working. I can only see the blacked-out screen with blue lines when presenting. My cursor can move around but nothing happens when I click on any box. In the editing view of PowerPoint, there is only one slide showing the hundreds chart. Any advice on how to get this to function properly?

    • Steve Wyborney on November 19, 2019 at 6:26 am

      Hi AnnMarie. Can you try clicking on F5 when it is open and then let me know if it works?

  4. Heidi Kattner on August 25, 2019 at 6:41 am

    Hi Steve!

    I first “met” you during Christina Tondevold’s Virtual Math Summit, and have been happily reading and downloading since! Thank you for sharing such wonderful ideas and insights for teachers to expand students’ understanding and thinking about math!
    I am wondering if you have plans to flip your 100’s chart maze with the recent discussions about having the 100 at the top rather than the bottom?

    • Steve Wyborney on August 27, 2019 at 6:28 am

      Hi, Heidi. I’ve considered posted several variations including flipping the hundreds chart. If I post that one I’ll leave the original on there so there would be options for anyone who finds it useful both ways. It sounds like you would be interested in having that copy?

  5. Andrea on August 24, 2019 at 9:08 pm

    Hello! I watched the video and love this maze hundreds chart however I am unable to use it the way that the video showed it (highlighting numbers as to where the students can start counting etc for example). It is downloaded as a power point so how can I convert this file into an interactive one? Thank you so much!

    • Steve Wyborney on August 27, 2019 at 6:26 am

      Hi, Andrea. The maze hundreds chart – unfortunately – is only interactive in PowerPoint. I haven’t yet figured out a combination of animations that will work in Google Slides. If you have powerpoint, be sure to go to slide show then view show and it will work.

  6. Nicola Petty on July 25, 2019 at 5:39 pm

    HI Steve
    I’ve made an adaptation of this using the multiplication table instead and find it fascinating. I plan to talk about it on my blog, along with your original hundreds chart. Is that ok with you?

    • Steve Wyborney on August 20, 2019 at 5:57 pm


  7. Kieran Zastrow on February 8, 2019 at 2:41 pm

    SO I discovered your Blog and your Maze Hundreds chart last week as I was looking for your Esti-mysteries and absolutely LOVE it! I think I spent 5 hours of my winter weather day off of school just exploring all the amazing things you offer! Would you ever consider making that chart into a 120’s chart? The second grade group I work with would really appreciate it! Thank you for considering it!

    • on February 20, 2019 at 8:20 pm

      Yes, I actually have a copy of the interactive 120 chart. I think I need to post it now.

      • Tara Russell on February 21, 2019 at 8:21 am

        Woo-hoo! You are AMAZING!

        • on February 23, 2019 at 9:14 am

          Thank you for your kind words, Tara!

  8. Tara Taylor Russell on December 4, 2018 at 8:06 am

    Steve, any thoughts on making an interactive bottom up 120 chart?!

  9. Mona Viteri Harutunian on November 30, 2016 at 6:17 pm

    Thank you for sharing this amazing tool. I can’t wait to use it with my students.


    • on December 4, 2016 at 8:47 am

      You’re welcome, Mona! You may well find that the more you use the Maze Hundreds Chart, the more types of questions you are able to ask. It feels like the chart itself leads to a discovery journey. Enjoy!

  10. Margaret Volak on October 9, 2016 at 5:42 pm

    Can’t wait to try!

    • on October 9, 2016 at 10:59 pm

      Excellent! Thanks, Margaret! I would love to see pictures of your screen showing the patterns that you create!

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