Math: 50’s Club

Standard

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!

There are the kids - all lined up and ready to move on to the next level!

There are the kids – all lined up and ready to move on to the next level!

Advertisements

4 responses »

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s