This year, my students are working really hard to master their math facts. Each day, they take a 45 second test on a certain set of facts like +1, +2, etc.. If they pass the test, they get to move on to a new test for the next day. To make this easier for me to keep up with and to show my students their growth, I made a bulletin board using colorful paper plates.

I put my students numbers on the board and when they pass, I just move them to the next plate. They love to see themselves move up and I thought this was a perfect way to use some extra paper plates that I had in my classroom.

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I absolutely LOVE this idea! I've been trying to find a way to get my resource students to master facts..this just might be the way to go! They like to challenge each other, so seeing who has more on the board might just do it! They struggle with math facts in general, and sad to say, we have had to move on to multiplication. Once our state mandated test is done we can focus on this more (since they can count using manipulatives)…and get them past that hump. We'll try for addition and multiplication! Thank you for the AWESOME idea!!!

How many sums do you suggest for 45 secs?

My kids had to do 20 facts correctly.