These are my 3 Minute Drills I have used with 5th thru 8th grade students. Simply, print a bunch of copies; give one to each student everyday until they can complete in 3 minutes or less and start the timer! Even the special education, autistic and ADHD students take this challenge!
When I need students to know their multiplication facts and later their integers, this is a short, easy and "biggest bang for your buck" activity.
On a daily basis, I have used these drills to help students become proficient and efficient at performing simple, everyday calculations! Over the years I have seen how this simple tool has made it easier for students to do more complex operations, use formulas and solve multi-step problems with a fair degree of comfort. Not only is it a tool to improve calculating abilities but it is a teaching opportunity to engage students in planning, analyzing results and seeing progress.
The packet includes 8 leveled drills (4 multiplication and 4 addition) with answer keys for each and a basic graph to chart progress.
THE POINT IS: STUDENTS WHO MASTER MULTIPLICATION FACTS AND INTEGER KNOWLEDGE CAN BYPASS THE LOWER LEVEL THINKING AND PROCEED TO HIGHER LEVEL PROBLEM SOLVING!!