Sprints are a great way to enhance mathematical fluency. Sprints are loosely based upon topics in the Pearson Algebra Common Core textbook. All documents can be edited in Word.
Sprint 1A and 1B each have 32 problems with operations of integers. All numbers used are relatively simple. Minimal fraction use. Designed to reinforce the sign of answers when working with integers. Sprint 1B simply has numbers changed.
Please see Sprint 2 for a similar set with slightly more difficult numbers. Also note that my sprints do not contain as many patterns as seen in those for earlier grades.
Directions for a Sprint: Give students exactly one minute to complete the exercises on one side of the handout. The goal is fluency so students should complete as many as possible and the goal is therefore not to finish the entire sheet. If "Jane" gets the first 20 questions right, but #21 is wrong, she receives a 20/32. This score is just for personal assessment. Provide students with all answers and then turn the page. When the backside is completed, "Jane" should aim to get more than 20 correct without a mistake. The goal is again, enhanced fluency rather than completion.