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20 weeks worth of daily basic skills practice questions on powerpoint slides, and weekly quizzes.
This basic skills package contains 20 different review math topics that middle and high school students should be able to do without the use of a calculator. Practicing these skills helps keep students' skills sharp, allowing for faster and more accurate work, and prepares students for common core assessments which do not allow calculators. Each topic can be covered in one week in conjunction with normal curriculum.
I use the basic skills slides as daily warm ups/bell ringers each week on Monday thru Thursday. On Friday, I give a quick quiz about the week’s topic.
In order to keep students accountable for their daily work, I have students turn in their work pages from the week, and I count that as 20% of their basic skills quiz grade (this is why most of the quizzes are 8 questions long – so they can be worth 10 points each)
Each week contains 4 warm up slides (with answers) and one quiz (with answers)
Week 1: Multiplication facts
Week 2: Perfect squares and cubes
Week 3: Long division
Week 4: Rounding
Week 5: Adding & subtracting decimals
Week 6: Multiplying decimals
Week 7: Dividing decimals
Week 8: Fractions to decimals
Week 9: Percents and decimals
Week 10: Simplifying fractions
Week 11: Percents and fractions
Week 12: Decimals to fractions
Week 13: Improper fractions and mixed numbers
Week 14: Adding & subtracting fractions
Week 15: Multiplying & dividing fractions
Week 16: Mixed number operations
Week 17: Multiplying & dividing integers
Week 18: Adding integers
Week 19: Subtracting integers
Week 20: Order of operations
Note: These powerpoint slides have simple black text and a white background for maximum readability. Answers appear individually in bold red upon clicking the slide. It would be very easy to change or add backgrounds/colors/animations/clip art if that is something you like to do!