In math, we have speed drills for multiplication. I try to make it as fun as possible, because a spoon full of sugar helps the medicine go down, right?
Our speed drills are called, “The 50’s Club.” I give them a sheet of 50 times tables that they are to fill out correctly in 3 minutes. If they get it right, they get a snack, and then they get to move up to the next level. Almost all of my students are competitive with not only each other, but with themselves. We use Times Table Challenge, and I highly recommend this book! Just make sure you make copies of the pages – do NOT use the book as a consumable, because the student might need more practice than just twice!
To make it fun, I took pictures of the kids in silly poses, but with at least one hand reaching up(I didn’t want to end up sticking a thumbtack through a head, after all). Then, I had the pictures developed, cut them out, and pinned them up according to their level. Now they get to see themselves moving along. They loved it!