Teaching students to use strategies, rather than just rote memorization, makes mastering the basic facts much easier and faster. Mastering the basic math facts is vital to student success in elementary math, but also for success in algebra and advanced math courses throughout the school career. Teachers of beginning algebra classes often report that the largest barrier their students face, is their lack of fluency with basic math facts. Fluency with facts requires practice. One of the most effective and efficient ways of assuring basic facts mastery is to have a system of daily timed assessments that students progress through. Upon mastering one family of facts, they move on to the next.
There are 10 addition assessments in this packet, grouped by strategy. The first 9 assessments are 24 problems, intended to be completed in one minute. 100% accuracy must be achieved in one minute in order to move on to the next assessment. Each assessment is a half-page. The final assessment, Addition Review, has 100 problems. Students are allowed five minutes to complete it, and can pass it off with 95% accuracy.
Along with the timed assessments, I have included a record-keeping chart so you can easily track student progress, and practice pages that can be sent home for homework. Subtraction fact timings and homework pages are now also included, along with a subtractions facts record page.
Follow this link for flashcards to support these assessments and practice pages:Flashcards now available
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Here's something else you may be interested in: Math Journal Notes and Anchor Charts can be a great help in creating interactive math notebooks with your students.
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