My kiddos are working hard on getting faster on our math facts. This is our grade level focus for this 9 weeks and we have been working on it everyday in my class. Our goal is for the kids to get 20 or more math facts done in a minute and a half. I do a 25 question timed test everyday for practice and we graph the previous days' results.
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My teammate Heather had a great idea to have the kids write our goal on the back of their paper. When I was making practice tests, I went ahead and typed it on the test. I also put astericks beside number 20 so they would know that this is where they need to get to with a quick glance.
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Math facts are so important for kids to know quickly and I've noticed more of my kids quit using their fingers on these tests. We play "Around the World" for quick practice when we have a few extra minutes. In this game, 2 students face off and whoever knows the fact quickest moves on to the next person.
What games do you play or activities do you use to help students practice their math facts?