BUBBLE MATH is a great activity for your "first-thing-in-the-morning" routine. Two minutes, at most, is all that is required. Students utilize listening and mental processing skills as they work to develop automaticity with basic facts.
Scoring is a breeze -- a perfect column of answers and the student moves on to the next set of facts the following day; a less-than-perfect column of answers and the student repeats those facts the next morning. Most times I require students to show three consecutive days of perfect scores before moving on to the next set of facts.
A review of the student's answer sheet will reveal a pattern of both strengths and weaknesses. When parents ask: How is my child doing? Now you can show them!
Bubble Math instructions, Bubble Math student sheet, and a week's worth of answer keys.