This activity goes along with the First Grade Common Core Math Standards: 1.OA.6. Add within 20, demonstrating fluency for addition and subtraction within 10. 1.OA.6. Subtract within 20, demonstrating fluency for addition and subtraction within 10.
This “Robot Recall” activity is designed for students to practice recall of addition and subtraction math facts. Students will be solving 50 equations in 5 minutes (Teacher sets timer). All students will begin with the “+ 1” addition facts. After passing this test, students will proceed in succession with “+2’s,” “+3’s,” and so on through “+ 9’s.” Upon completion of all addition tests, students will then begin subtraction facts.
Students will be given three attempts to pass each test. After the third attempt, students will take that particular test with unlimited time for a fourth and final time (this may be done at home or at school). I usually have students take Robot Recall Fact tests on Mondays and Wednesdays. I give results on Tuesdays and Thursdays. You may choose to give the tests more often. Moreover, I start this activity in late September/ Early October and continue throughout the school year.
When students pass a test, they receive a new set of math fact flash cards to study at home. Moreover, they will also receive a part for their individual Robot. Students will be “Building a Robot” with each passing test. When all “Robot Recall” tests are completed, students will have a completed robot in their designated folder.
In addition, students will be tracking their own progress on their individual “Robot Recall Tracker” sheets. Students will clearly see where they are and where they are going to further develop reflection and self-assessment skills with these first grade math facts.
~Preparing to launch this activity directions, photographs (2 pages)
~Teacher Binder Cover
~Robot Recall Family Letter
~Addition and Subtraction Learning Target Posters
~~Robot Parts (4 pages)
~Addition Fact Test Pages (9 pages)
~Subtraction Fact Test Pages (9 pages)
~~ “Build-a-Bot” Display Directions
~ “Build-a-Bot” Display Posters (2 pages)
~“Build-a-Bot” Display Pocket Cards (2 pages)
~Robot Tag Guider Directions
~Name plate for student folder & Robot Tag Guider (2 pages)
~Robot Recall Individual Student Tracker Folder Directions
~Addition and Subtraction Robot Recall Tracker pages (2 pages)
~Robot Recall Test and Teacher Tracker page Directions
~Teacher Trackers for Addition and Subtraction Facts (4 pages)
~ Directions for Robot Recall Flash Cards and Grading Tests
~Robot Recall Test Tracker Addition and Subtractions Fact pages
~ Addition Flash Cards (9 pages)
~ Subtraction Flash Cards (9 pages)
~Robot Sticks and Number Lines (2 pages)
~ Answer Keys for Addition Tests (9 pages)
~ Answer Keys for Subtraction Tests (9 pages)
~ Robot Recall System Check Directions
~Robot Recall System Check Slips (2 pages)
~Robot Recall Organizational Labels
~Robot Recall Addition and Subtraction Certificates of Completion
Here's to learning First Grade Math Facts fluently and building a Robot along the way!