While I am all about the kids understanding the concepts behind the math, there comes a time when they need to be fluent. They need to know those facts quickly and accurately.
Have y'all used Mad Minutes?
Gosh, I loathed correcting those.
Plus, my kids are really into The Lorax and think they speak for the trees.
So we're trying to limit the amount of paper we use.
Enter www.xtramath.org. It let's you set up a class list, parents can check it from home, and you can track their progress. The site starts with addition and then moves each student through subtraction, multiplication, and division at their pace.
I use it daily as part of my math workshop and the kiddos access it at home as well. It's quick. It's easy. Best of all it's free.
Check it out and let me know what you think.