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Sunday, October 7, 2012

SuperSpeed Math in Action!

Recently, my class has started using SuperSpeed Math to practice basic math facts. This Whole Brain Teaching game allows for fun and quick repetition of addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division facts as well as fraction reduction for older students. An Ebook is available on the WBT website.

Here's a short video of my class in action!


As you can tell, I count down in between the turns so the students know they should be getting ready to take their 2nd turn. I have found this makes the recording and resetting time shorter. I also use a similar, just longer count when it is time for the partners to switch rolls, but it is not shown in the video clip.  Partners remind each other what row they start on, just so there is no confusion at the start of that turn.

You may notice I have one student not playing with a partner. Since I have an odd number of students, we play a 3rd round for that extra player. Some teachers will serve as the odd player's partner, but I like to walk around and check in on those playing instead. I arrange our playing time so that the others who have already played are making restroom trips or have other work to begin for those couple of minutes. My odd player can be seen practicing with her Sockless Hand Puppet during the other students' turns.

For more detailed information about SuperSpeed Math and for a free record keeping sheet, see my earlier post SuperSpeed Math or view the recent webcast linked below.



I'll be making a post about our class using Chocolate Math, which is introduced at the end of the SuperSpeed Math webcast, later this month!

2 comments:

  1. Julie,

    Fantastic job! I love SuperSpeed Math! Your video is a great visual for illustrating the procedure.
    Nancy
    Mrs. Stoltenberg's Second Grade Class

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  2. I love it Julie. I've been doing Superspeed 100 as well. Even though we do it a little differently, I think the basic idea is the same. I teach third grade. I also posted a video. I'd love to hear what you think.

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