This is an activity I created to help my fourth graders prepare for the state test at the end of the year. It is a review of the operations of addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, fractions, and word problems from the Common Core Math Standards.
In this activity students are treated as soldiers and work for higher ranks where they can earn rewards such as candy and homework passes.
The recruitment stage starts out with phases of addition and subtraction with each phase increasing in difficulty. Each stage ends with a "check out" in which the teacher can grade it and move that student to the next ranking. This is an opportunity for the teacher to reteach and intervene with students who need additional help.
Students work through the rankings and end with word problems. PLEASE SEE PREVIEW for full explanation and implementation into the classroom.
My students loved working on this and was a great motivator for all students! Enjoy!!!