Math Facts Race
Builds math skills while reinforcing math facts
Create on the board or on chart paper two grids numbered across 1 to 9 and down 1 to 9. Divide the class into two teams. Decide whether the students will practice addition, subtraction, or multiplication facts in this game of speed. When the chart is set, say "Go!" The first person on each team races to the board and fills in any square on the math facts grid. For example, if you are using the game to reinforce addition facts, the student will write the number 6 in the square that meets where the 4 column and the 2 row meet. If any student on either team sees a mistake made by a teammate during the game, he or she can use his/her turn to correct that error. The first team to finish is the winning team if they have every correct answer on their chart.
Article by Gary Hopkins
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