My middle and high school special education students really struggle with math fact fluency. I wanted a research based method of intervention to use as fluency practice so I created this resource.
* Students work to complete up to 80 problems in 5 minutes based off or RTI research. (Why 5 long minutes? This resource is meant as an intervention which requires several close repetitions of problems to help students master their facts.)
* As students complete each level they earn a flag or Brag Tag for that state and move to the next state.
* There are 25 states in this resource that covers multiplication facts x1 through x12. The additional states will be in the subtraction facts resource which will be completed by January as a separate product.
Students are given 25% new information that is methodically combined with known information and, as they gain fluency, new information is introduced and old information is discarded. New facts are introduced slowly so students gain confidence as they move along in the program.
Completing 40 problems in 2 minutes is considered fluency, problems are ordered so students can do only half of a sheet and still hit all the facts if you have a student who is easily overwhelmed.
I incorporated moving through the states in the order they joined the union to expose my students to the different states and their flags as an added educational bonus. Many of my students have never been outside of our state and they have enjoyed marking their progress on our large class map.
The graphics used in this program are realistic and appropriate for older students.
** Please Note: In order to make the preview file small enough to upload, the graphics are reduced in quality - I wanted to give you enough information in the preview to know exactly what you are getting. I assure you the graphics are very clear in the actual product.
The Addition edition can also be found in my store.
Subtraction and Division editions will be added by January.