# Math in a Minute: 100th Day Edition

Volume 3 Issue 15

**Ideas** **in** **Pictures**

**What** **is** **100?**

**Here are some interesting facts about "100" things and topics. There are ideas that are great for lower and upper grade levels.**

- The roman numeral C represents 100.
- On the Celsius scale, 100 degrees is the boiling temperature of pure water.
**The sum of the first 9 prime numbers is 100.**- The United States Senate has 100 senators.
- There are 100 cents in a dollar.
- There are 100 years in a century.
- The number 100 is the police telephone number in Greece, India, Israel and Nepal.
- There are 100 yards in an American football field (not including the end zones).
- Wilt Champerlain, a basketball player for the Philadelphia Warriors, set the the record on March 2, 1962 for the number of points scored in one NBA game by a single player. He scored 100 points.
- Woodrow Wilson was our president 100 years ago.
- A 100 watt light bulb lasts for about 750 hours.
- If you had 100 billion dollars, you could spend 3 million dollars a day, every day, for the next 100 years.
- Rip Van Winkle slept for 100 years.
- Benjamin Franklin's picture is on the $100 dollar bill.

**100** **Activities** **for** **the** **100th** **Day**

**Here are some 100th Day activities... There are some ideas you may not have seen before in bold print! Enjoy!**

*I'll Teach My Dog 100 Words,*by Michael Frith, to your class.

**Ask children to estimate how long 100 inches and 100 feet are and check their estimates.**

**Have students estimate whether 100 ounces will fill a pint, a quart, a half-gallon, or a gallon container and check their answers.**

*one hundred*in another language.

**Challenge children to locate on a map all the cities that are 100 miles away from yours.**

**With your students, send a postcard to a school in some or all of the cities 100 miles away from yours.**

**challenge your students to write 100 reasons to live in their town or county**? Create a bulletin board. When you take down the bulletin board, make a book of students's work. The local Chamber of Commerce might want to keep a copy of this book or to create a brochure based on your students' work.

**Have students compare the time it takes to melt 100 ice cubes at several different air temperatures -- inside, outside, next to a heater, next to a fan -- and show the results in a chart or graph.**

*One Hundred Is a Family,*by Pam Munoz Ryan, to your students. Ask them to draw a picture of their families.

**Have students count to 1,000 by 100s.**

**Help your students list 100 flavors of ice cream, and have them vote for their favorites. Show the results in a chart.**

*C*-- the Roman numeral for 100.

*One Hundred Hungry Ants,*by Eleanor Pinczes, to your students. Help them make a book of 100 different bugs.

**Challenge kids to find out what a group of 100 parrots, 100 whales, 100 skunks, or 100 lions is called. They can make a book of animal groups.**

*100*on a piece of drawing paper and incorporate the numeral into a drawing.

*one hundred.*

**Assign a number, from 1 to 26, to each letter of the alphabet. Does anyone's name add up to 100?**

**Ask kids to estimate which weighs more 100 rubber bands or 100 paper clips and check their estimates.**

**Brainstorm with your class a list of 100 round objects, 100 square objects, 100 triangular objects, and 100 rectangular objects.**

*The 500 Hats of Bartholomew Cubbins,*by Dr. Suess.

**Sit perfectly still -- and perfectly quiet -- for 100 seconds with your whole class!**

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