Sunday, December 27, 2015
Math Races: The Math Game Your Students Will Beg to Play
In my classroom, I offer prizes for the first three students to finish the race. They all work quietly in order to not share where the cards are hidden. I love that I can let my higher kids work alone, and I can hang around the first few cards to provide support for students who aren't quite ready to complete the problems independently.
All of the students in the group begin by solving the first problem. In order to win the race, all of their cards must be in the correct order, AND have all of their work shown on their recording sheet.
I have also set class or group goals to further encourage fluency.