'Sixty Second Maths' takes
exactly that - sixty seconds! Children practise their sixty second maths
sheet each day for sixty seconds as homework. The children follow a
set trail of questions giving the solutions as quickly as they can until
their time is up. The cell containing their last correct response is
coloured in and dated. The next day the children try again and see if
they can get further along the trail. The children see the progress
that they are making each day. When a sheet can be completed in sixty
seconds at home they 'perform' in front of the class. Successful attempts
are rewarded and the next sheet is given.
I began with number bonds
to ten; 2 x table (commutative and inverse examples included); 5 x table
Number bonds within 20; 6 x table; 7 x table; Addition of three single
digit numbers etc. etc. I have developed this to 13 x table. When the
children have have completed all sheets they then repeat from the beginning
but following the sheet in reverse (from finish to start)
IMPORTANT - Keep a ready
sheet of the answers as the children rattle off the answers very quickly!!!
I have found this to be extremely popular with the girls who are fiercely
Tips to encourage the boys
to learn tables and number bonds please!