Today I am bringing you a flashback post from last February. This year, my class is still focusing on mastering their math facts without using their fingers. So hard for many of them! We are tracking our progress and trying to get at least 20 correct on their timed tests.
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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
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I copied this graph on colored paper and the kids
keep it in their desks. They love to see if they have grown from the day
before. One of my kids said it was her favorite part of the day.
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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When I give the math facts assessments from my district, I have noticed that some of my kids put the astericks on their page.
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.