Kaira has finished her bookwork for second grade math, but needed faster recall of some of her multiplication facts to meet my standards, so we are doing a little extra drill.
Here she’s practicing “skip counting” by fours by literally skipping. On the floor are papers, each bearing a number: 4, 8,12,16, 20, 24, 28, 32, 36, 40. Some of the time I’m having her just skip or hop to each number and say it, other times she gives the equation, “Four time 1, Four” and so on…
Kendra’s joining in too, just for fun.
She’s been doing online math drill sites too. (The kind that isn’t very gimicky, but pretty much just does the rote work of flashing flash cards for me.) I especially like this Math Fact Cafe and This MathFact site.
Jumping around provided a fun change of pace.