In a perfect world, students would enter a new grade level having already mastered all standards from previous grades.
In this imperfect World, we can’t reteach every previous standard. We can, however, make sure our students have their basic fact fluencies. These standards are the key to future success in math.
Without a strong fact fluency background, math becomes overwhelmingly difficult for our students.
For the Fifth Grade Freebies’ Freebie Frenzy, I wanted to share an intervention screening packet I’ve been working on.
Have you ever been in the middle of teaching equivalent fractions and realized your students don’t have the grasp on their multiplication facts they need to be successful? Have you ever tried teaching students to add and subtract with decimals only to realize they don’t know how to regroup?
As we all start back to school, it is worth a bit of time to make sure your students have the background they need to be successful. If you discover a few of your 5th graders don’t know their multiplication facts now, you can intervene in time for them to be successful when you work with fractions.
For these free screening quizzes, simply click the picture below.
There are 8 screening tests. They include:
Add and Subtract within 5
Add and Subtract within 10
Add and Subtract within 20
Add and Subtract within 100
Multiply and Divide within 100
Add and Subtract within 1,000
Add and Subtract within 1,000,000
Wondering what to do once you’ve given the screening quizzes and found gaps? Be sure to follow me on Bloglovin’, Facebook, Instagram or Twitter. As an intervention teacher, I spend a lot of time helping students with fact fluency and I’ll be sharing some simple, fun ways to practice.
You can check out the labels on the right of my blog for specific math subjects like Multiplication.
I also have a Fact Fluency: Basics section in my TPT store and a Fact Fluency: Multi-Digit section if you are looking for resources.
I also have a freebie that has the fact fluencies as posters. If you don’t have them, you can pick them up by clicking on the picture below.
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