I am participating in The Teaching Tribune's Summer Blogging Event for Two for Tuesday! What that means is I have discounted two of my top selling products at 50% off for one day only, Tuesday, June 10th (and since I am a little late to the party due to kids' doctors appointments, the items will remain on sale until 4:00 PM June 11th to give you a full 24 hours to save!
You can read the full post about how I implement this in my class here.
Happy students wearing the "belts" they have won!
Yes, belts, as in karate belts. The program involves a karate theme and the students pass levels to earn different belts. They LOVE this!
We start by practicing our math facts orally. Each student has their own key ring with "belts" that have the math facts on them - problems only on one side and problems and answers on the other. One student says all of the problems and answers while the other student coaches, then they switch. This takes about 2-3 minutes.
Here is a close-up of the cards.
Then we complete a 1 minute timed test. The students have folders with their current level in a sheet protector. They answer using a dry erase marker. I only make copies at the beginning of the year! Yeah!
If they finish before the time is up, they raise their folder above their head, I collect them, grade them, and change the sheet out if they are all correct.
Their name is also changed on our level board.