These Math Sprints are great practice for increasing math fluency.
Students will have trouble continuing in math if they do not have multiplication facts mastered. These math sprints will help increase math fluency by practicing in a fun and engaging way. Students will have one minute (or the time you decide) to complete as many multiplication problems as they can. I play "Minute To Win It" music as a countdown when I give these sprints to my students. This makes this activity more challenging and game like for the students. They try hard to beat the buzzer. You can play different countdowns with different times from Youtube. My students are excited every day to try and beat their amount of answers completed. We chart our answers daily so this gives a visual to the students of their progress. We work on one Math Fact weekly this way the students will master these math facts more effectively. I have included a chart for your students to fill out for each sprint.
Before we start the Math Sprint we will count by the number we are working on (forwards and backwards).
Example: If we are working on 5’s... We count:
Forwards: 5 10 15 20 25 30 35 40 45 50 55 60
Then Back:555045 40 35 30 25 20 15 10 5
Great activities to do with the counting would be air punching, stomp counting, etc. Use your imagination and have fun!
Then start the Math Sprint.
They have a Minute To Win It!
I hope you enjoy these Math Fact Sprints as much as my students do