This is the first of a weekly Mental Arithmetic test that will be posted on Math Worksheets Galore.
The test gives the student 20 seconds to answer each of the twenty questions posed on this PowerPoint
Answers are available for the student or a partner/friend to mark immediately upon completion.
The weekly Mental Arithmetic Test will encompass many aspects of the syllabus and can be utilised as a starter to any lesson and/or a battery of tests after which each student can track his/her results on a bar or line graph at the back of their workbooks.
These tests have been tried and tested successfully with Grade 5 - 8 students and have also been used as a group exercise/competition in the classroom.
They normally take about 20 minutes to complete, i.e. the actual test - the explanation of strategies to make quick calculations and/or self marking of the test.
The teacher can extend the time for the showing of each slide and/or adapt certain questions ...