Tuesday, April 10, 2012
Math Facts Race!
Spring Break is a fabulous thing! I hope that everyone either had or is having a wonderful break!
My team and I have found that this group of second graders are very competitive! I came up with this game (using water bottle caps of course) that my competitive kids will love! Students will use a timer, they will set the timer for one minute or two minutes and see how many math facts they can find and record during that time. They can race against a friend or just race against themselves trying to get more math facts in a smaller amount of time. They can do addition or subtraction! Another way to do it would be to use a stopwatch and have students see how long it takes them to come up with the 30 facts and then see if they can beat their own score over time. This would work great as a fast finisher for high students or as extra math practice for those students who struggle. All the students in between will love it too!
I made up the addition and subtraction recording forms. They can be found here : )