I have been meaning to post about this fabulous exercise for over a year now...
One of the fourth grade teachers at my school told us about how she had started using PowerPoint to practice Fast Facts with her kids. All her kids would have out their slates or white boards instead of little pieces of paper (Totally speaking for the trees here!). You set your PowerPoint to have whatever facts you want. The best part is the fact flashes on the board and you put the sum on the following slide. GENIUS. They practice it correctly every.time.
I tell my kids all the time "It's not practice that makes perfect. It is perfect practice." If students guess and get it wrong, they are training their brains incorrectly.
*For a challenge, I turn up the automatic speed from 5 seconds to 3 seconds. They really enjoy this challenge.
My kids absolutely LOVE this drill. I uploaded my doubles version to TPT for free. Click on the picture to check it out!
I found this little note on my desk at the end of the day and it made me cry... in case you can't read it a very simple "You make my day!" It doesn't get much better than that.