The Hall of Fame is the pinnacle of achievements in my classroom. This group of students have taken their learning of math facts to a new level. Each Friday, the class takes
a timed test. They have 5 minutes to complete 100 multiplication facts (3 seconds per fact, for those of you playing at home). After they complete those facts, they must complete
a 5 minute mixed multiplication test. Once that test is completed students are tested orally by myself, and if they have their facts memorized, I invite our principal into the room, and
she quizes the students. Should they complete this test, they are awarded the Powell Valley Math Medal. But the journey has only begun.
The next set of quizes are the division facts, followed by the mixed division test. Again, only 5 minutes per test.
Once division is out of the way, students return to multiplication facts, but this time it's double digit multiplication, again, 5 minutes.
When that test is completed, the students take an equivalent fraction test, which begins to show them just how diverse the use of multiplication really is.
Finishing that test, unlocks the Linear Equation quiz, which tests the soon to be Hall of Famer on their use of addition, subtraction, and division.
The final and most strenuous Hall of Fame test is the Order of Operations test, which pushes the 4th graders to their limits.
The challenge is set, will you reach the Hall of Fame?
Chandler Hill *
Jenna Jette *