Well I keep slipping up on my blog posts. It is not like I am short on ideas just time. Aren't we all? This time I wanted to link up with Kelly at Teaching Fourth Fun Friday where we share something we are using in our classrooms. This year I am trying to move away from the traditional paper and pencil timed multiplication facts quizzes. This felt like it would take forever to take, peer check and then I would quickly check them again. Let alone the amount of paper I would use to print out the quizzes for the kids & the time to print all the copies. Big time UGH! If the student passed with 100% I would give them a sticker on the class chart. If not they needed to retake the quiz next week until they pass.
Now we take our quizzes on Fun 4 the Brain website which has math type games and self-checking addition, subtraction and multiplication quizzes. The student types in their name and clicks start to start the timer. There is 36 multiplication problems they need to complete. When the student clicks finished and then print, it also prints out the date, time and score. I then collect the quizzes. They can take home the quizzes under 100% and practice the facts they got wrong and then retake that quiz next week. Those that pass get a sticker on the classroom chart. My only complaint is that my students with test anxiety (I have quite a few) get overwhelmed with all the problems shown at once and just freeze up.
Does anyone know of a online quiz that only shows one problem at a time? Please leave me a comment!!!! I would LOVE it!
It seems to be going well after a bit of training with the kids. I do not think it has cut down on time yet since I have not been setting a time limit. So for those quick test takers I let them play a math game on the Fun 4 the Brain website while the slower ones finish up. I told the kids as they get the hang of the new quiz I will be setting a time limit, I just hope it makes this new procedure quicker & more efficient for the kids & myself. The kids love using the computers so the interest level is high.
Soooo I hope you enjoyed my Fun Friday. Leave me a comment and enjoy the others that have linked up.