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 vballmom Joined: Jul 2007 Posts: 90 Full Member
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timed fact tests
04-29-2014, 05:17 PM
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How long do you give first graders to do 25 fact problems? They are all the same - adding 1's, 2's etc.

 sandyone Joined: Feb 2008 Posts: 449 Senior Member
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That seems like a lot of facts
04-29-2014, 05:27 PM
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I do 15 and I am not super picky about the timing. It usually is about a minute and a 1/2. Otherwise it gets to be really stressful. One of my brightest kids can never finish quickly and that's ok.

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30 facts
04-29-2014, 05:32 PM
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in one minute. If they know them, they can do it. If they do not have them memorized, then they fail miserably.

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04-29-2014, 05:54 PM
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I give my students 30 mixed addition and subtraction problems to complete in 1 minute. I have several who complete all of them sometimes with a few seconds to spare. Many of the problems are easier, but there are some problems like 9 + 5 on the page as well. My students enjoy the challenge and look forward to this everyday.

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timed math
04-29-2014, 06:25 PM
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I bought a timed math book. Each page/level has 35 problems. I kept adjusting the time until I found a time that most students could complete the page - 2 minutes and 35 seconds. That was around the beginning of the year. Now, most students are done before the time is up. But there are still a few kids who can't finish in that amount of time. One teacher I work with suggested that, if after 2 tries at a certain level the student still doesn't finish, I cut off the last row of problems so they don't get frustrated.

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04-30-2014, 09:23 AM
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Can you please tell me the name of the timed math book you mentioned? I think it sounds like something I'd like to start using next year instead of making up my own all the time. Thanks!

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Names of the timed math books
04-30-2014, 02:44 PM
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Bobcat - the names of the books are:

Subtraction Facts: Practice Worksheets

Both are by Anne Fairbanks

ISBN-10 1468137670

ISBN-10 1468138804
ISBN-13 978-1468138801 (Subtraction)

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3 seconds each
05-15-2014, 03:33 PM
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We have to follow 3 seconds to answer each 1 fact to show mastery....so they do 50 facts in 2.5 minutes....well.... trying to!

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Math fluency
06-05-2014, 12:50 PM
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This year my first grade team did a "Sundae" themed addition and subtraction fluency activity. We gave our kids 3 minutes to answer 30 questions.

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