If you have ever taught upper elementary math, you understand just how crucial math fact fluency is! Having those math facts memorized makes it so much easier for students to master more challenging math standards including place value, division, fractions, area and perimeter, and so much more!
Speaking of math standards, math fact fluency is right in there!
Common Core Standard 1.OA.C.6 states that students should demonstrate fluency for addition and subtraction within 10.
Common Core Standard 2.OA.B.2 states that students should be able to “fluently add and subtract within 20” and “By end of Grade 2, know from memory all sums of two one-digit numbers.
Common Core Standard 3.OA.C.7 tells us that “By the end of Grade 3, (students will) know from memory all products of two one-digit numbers.”
But, while I love the program, I must admit that I don’t always love grading the fact fluency tests! Sure, I have come up with ways to make grading these tests easier, but I still don’t love it!
There had to be a better way!
Google Forms to the rescue!
Now, your entire class can take a math fact test on an Ipad, laptop, or desktop computer. They submit their answers and immediately receive their score an can see which facts they need to practice. You get a spreadsheet with each of their grades to let you know what facts they have mastered, and what facts they still need to work on.