WARNING:If you do not intend to follow through on the implementation of the Mad Math Minute as designed, do not even present it to your class.

Congratulations on selecting the Mad Math Minute as a strategy for assisting your students in their attempt to master the multiplication facts.

Materials:A wall chart to list the names of all your students who will be participating and the multiplication fact sheets found on the following pages.

Procedure:Make one sheet of each set of facts for each participating student. There are three sets of facts on each page so after you have copied them cut each set at the line. On the first day of implementation explain to your students that they will be receiving a Mad Math Minute sheet face down on their desk and that they are not to turn it over until you say “begin.” While the paper is on their desk have them write their name on the back.

When all students are ready you say “begin” and the students will then turn the sheet over and answer the facts as fast as they can. While they are writing you will time one minute exactly. When the minute is up you will say stop and collect all the sheets.

When you collect the sheets you will correct them and each student who has answered all facts correctly you will place a star next to their name on the wall chart. On the next day, those students who have mastered the first set will move on to the second step and those students who did not answer all the facts correctly will remain on the same set until they master them.

This process will continue until all students have mastered all facts. If you find that some students master their facts quickly and others continue to struggle you may assign a student who has completed all sets to work with a struggling student and offer them both an incentive as the struggling student masters sets.

You may choose to reward your students for each set that they master. When I use the Mad Math Minute I always print raffle coupons that I give to each student as they master a set and then have a weekly raffle. For my students who are working as tutors they get an extra coupon each time the student they are working with masters a set.

I hope you have as much success with the Mad Math Minute as I have had and if you like it drop me a line at .

Mad Math Minute!(TWOS) 2 X 9 =2 X 1 = 2 X 2 =2 X 6 = 2 X 7 =

2 X 0 =2 X 5 = 2 X 8 =2 X 3 =2 X 6 =2 X 9 =2 X 4 =

2 X 1 =2 X 4 = 2 X 7 =2 X 5 =2 X 4 = 2 X 8 =2 X 5 =

2 X 3 =2 X 3 = 2 X 6 =2 X 7 =2 X 8 = 2 X 0 =2 X 3 =

(A)

Mad Math Minute!(TWOS)2 X 8 =2 X 0 = 2 X 9 =2 X 7 = 2 X 5 =

2 X 2 =2 X 4 = 2 X 6 =2 X 8 =2 X 0 =2 X 1 =2 X 3 =

2 X 6 =2 X 4 = 2 X 2 =2 X 9 =2 X 7 = 2 X 5 =2 X 3 =

2 X 2 =2 X 8 = 2 X 6 =2 X 0 =2 X 1 = 2 X 5 =2 X 4 =

(B)

Mad Math Minute!(TWOS)2 X 3 =2 X 1 = 2 X 4 =2 X 5 = 2 X 1 =

2 X 7 =2 X 5 = 2 X 0 =2 X 5 =2 X 6 =2 X 9 =2 X 4 =

2 X 6 =2 X 4 = 2 X 2 =2 X 8 =2 X 9 = 2 X 8 =2 X 7 =

2 X 3 =2 X 8 = 2 X 9 =2 X 7 =2 X 0 = 2 X 4 =2 X 3 =

Mad Math Minute!(THREES) 3 X 9 =3 X 1 = 3 X 2 =3 X 6 = 3 X 7 =

3 X 0 =3 X 5 = 3 X 8 =3 X 3 =3 X 6 =3 X 9 =3 X 4 =

3 X 1 =3 X 4 = 3 X 7 =3 X 5 =3 X 4 = 3 X 8 =3 X 5 =

3 X 3 =3 X 3 = 3 X 6 =3 X 7 =3 X 8 = 3 X 0 =3 X 3 =

(A)

Mad Math Minute!(THREES)3 X 8 =3 X 0 = 3 X 9 =3 X 7 = 3 X 5 =

3 X 2 =3 X 4 = 3 X 6 =3 X 8 =3 X 0 =3 X 1 =3 X 3 =

3 X 6 =3 X 4 = 3 X 2 =3 X 9 =3 X 7 = 3 X 5 =3 X 3 =

3 X 2 =3 X 8 = 3 X 6 =3 X 0 =3 X 1 = 3 X 5 =3 X 4 =

(B)

Mad Math Minute!(THREES)3 X 3 =3 X 1 = 3 X 4 =3 X 5 = 3 X 1 =

3 X 7 =3 X 5 = 3 X 0 =3 X 5 =3 X 6 =3 X 9 =3 X 4 =

3 X 6 =3 X 4 = 3 X 2 =3 X 8 =3 X 9 = 3 X 8 =3 X 7 =

3 X 3 =3 X 8 = 3 X 9 =3 X 7 =3 X 0 = 3 X 4 =3 X 3 =

Mad Math Minute!(FOURS) 4 X 9 =4 X 1 = 4 X 2 =4 X 6 = 4 X 7 =

4 X 0 =4 X 5 = 4 X 8 =4 X 3 =4 X 6 =4 X 9 =4 X 4 =

4 X 1 =4 X 4 = 4 X 7 =4 X 5 =4 X 4 = 4 X 8 =4 X 5 =

4 X 3 =4 X 3 = 4 X 6 =4 X 7 =4 X 8 = 4 X 0 =4 X 3 =

(A)

Mad Math Minute!(FOURS)4 X 8 =4 X 0 = 4 X 9 =4 X 7 = 4 X 5 =

4 X 2 =4 X 4 = 4 X 6 =4 X 8 =4 X 0 =4 X 1 =4 X 3 =

4 X 6 =4 X 4 = 4 X 2 =4 X 9 =4 X 7 = 4 X 5 =4 X 3 =

4 X 2 =4 X 8 = 4 X 6 =4 X 0 =4 X 1 = 4 X 5 =4 X 4 =

(B)

Mad Math Minute!(FOURS)4 X 3 =4 X 1 = 4 X 4 =4 X 5 = 4 X 1 =

4 X 7 =4 X 5 = 4 X 0 =4 X 5 =4 X 6 =4 X 9 =4 X 4 =

4 X 6 =4 X 4 = 4 X 2 =4 X 8 =4 X 9 = 4 X 8 =4 X 7 =

4 X 3 =4 X 8 = 4 X 9 =4 X 7 =4 X 0 = 4 X 4 =4 X 3 =

Mad Math Minute!(FIVES) 5 X 9 =5 X 1 = 5 X 2 =5 X 6 = 5 X 7 =

5 X 0 =5 X 5 = 5 X 8 =5 X 3 =5 X 6 =5 X 9 =5 X 4 =

5 X 1 =5 X 4 = 5 X 7 =5 X 5 =5 X 4 = 5 X 8 =5 X 5 =

5 X 3 =5 X 3 = 5 X 6 =5 X 7 =5 X 8 = 5 X 0 =5 X 3 =

(A)

Mad Math Minute!(FIVES)5 X 8 =5 X 0 = 5 X 9 =5 X 7 = 5 X 5 =

5 X 2 =5 X 4 = 5 X 6 =5 X 8 =5 X 0 =5 X 1 =5 X 3 =

5 X 6 =5 X 4 = 5 X 2 =5 X 9 =5 X 7 = 5 X 5 =5 X 3 =

5 X 2 =5 X 8 = 5 X 6 =5 X 0 =5 X 1 = 5 X 5 =5 X 4 =

(B)

Mad Math Minute!(FIVES)5 X 3 =5 X 1 = 5 X 4 =5 X 5 = 5 X 1 =

5 X 7 =5 X 5 = 5 X 0 =5 X 5 =5 X 6 =5 X 9 =5 X 4 =

5 X 6 =5 X 4 = 5 X 2 =5 X 8 =5 X 9 = 5 X 8 =5 X 7 =

5 X 3 =5 X 8 = 5 X 9 =5 X 7 =5 X 0 = 5 X 4 =5 X 3 =

Mad Math Minute!(SIXES) 6 X 9 =6 X 1 = 6 X 2 =6 X 6 = 6 X 7 =

6 X 0 =6 X 5 = 6 X 8 =6 X 3 =6 X 6 =6 X 9 =6 X 4 =

6 X 1 =6 X 4 = 6 X 7 =6 X 5 =6 X 4 = 6 X 8 =6 X 5 =

6 X 3 =6 X 3 = 6 X 6 =6 X 7 =6 X 8 = 6 X 0 =6 X 3 =

(A)

Mad Math Minute!(SIXES)6 X 8 =6 X 0 = 6 X 9 =6 X 7 = 6 X 5 =

6 X 2 =6 X 4 = 6 X 6 =6 X 8 =6 X 0 =6 X 1 =6 X 3 =

6 X 6 =6 X 4 = 6 X 2 =6 X 9 =6 X 7 = 6 X 5 =6 X 3 =

6 X 2 =6 X 8 = 6 X 6 =6 X 0 =6 X 1 = 6 X 5 =6 X 4 =

(B)

Mad Math Minute!(SIXES)6 X 3 =6 X 1 = 6 X 4 =6 X 5 = 6 X 1 =

6 X 7 =6 X 5 = 6 X 0 =6 X 5 =6 X 6 =6 X 9 =6 X 4 =

6 X 6 =6 X 4 = 6 X 2 =6 X 8 =6 X 9 = 6 X 8 =6 X 7 =

6 X 3 =6 X 8 = 6 X 9 =6 X 7 =6 X 0 = 6 X 4 =6 X 3 =

Mad Math Minute!(SEVENS) 7 X 9 =7 X 1 = 7 X 2 =7 X 6 = 7 X 7 =

7 X 0 =7 X 5 = 7 X 8 =7 X 3 =7 X 6 =7 X 9 =7 X 4 =

7 X 1 =7 X 4 = 7 X 7 =7 X 5 =7 X 4 = 7 X 8 =7 X 5 =

7 X 3 =7 X 3 = 7 X 6 =7 X 7 =7 X 8 = 7 X 0 =7 X 3 =

(A)

Mad Math Minute!(SEVENS)7 X 8 =7 X 0 = 7 X 9 =7 X 7 = 7 X 5 =

7 X 2 =7 X 4 = 7 X 6 =7 X 8 =7 X 0 =7 X 1 =7 X 3 =

7 X 6 =7 X 4 = 7 X 2 =7 X 9 =7 X 7 = 7 X 5 =7 X 3 =

7 X 2 =7 X 8 = 7 X 6 =7 X 0 =7 X 1 = 7 X 5 =7 X 4 =

(B)

Mad Math Minute!(SEVENS)7 X 3 =7 X 1 = 7 X 4 =7 X 5 = 7 X 1 =

7 X 7 =7 X 5 = 7 X 0 =7 X 5 =7 X 6 =7 X 9 =7 X 4 =

7 X 6 =7 X 4 = 7 X 2 =7 X 8 =7 X 9 = 7 X 8 =7 X 7 =

7 X 3 =7 X 8 = 7 X 9 =7 X 7 =7 X 0 = 7 X 4 =7 X 3 =

Mad Math Minute!(EIGHTS) 8 X 9 =8 X 1 = 8 X 2 =8 X 6 = 8 X 7 =

8 X 0 =8 X 5 = 8 X 8 =8 X 3 =8 X 6 =8 X 9 =8 X 4 =

8 X 1 =8 X 4 = 8 X 7 =8 X 5 =8 X 4 = 8 X 8 =8 X 5 =

8 X 3 =8 X 3 = 8 X 6 =8 X 7 =8 X 8 = 8 X 0 =8 X 3 =

(A)

Mad Math Minute!(EIGHTS)8 X 8 =8 X 0 = 8 X 9 =8 X 7 = 8 X 5 =

8 X 2 =8 X 4 = 8 X 6 =8 X 8 =8 X 0 =8 X 1 =8 X 3 =

8 X 6 =8 X 4 = 8 X 2 =8 X 9 =8 X 7 = 8 X 5 =8 X 3 =

8 X 2 =8 X 8 = 8 X 6 =8 X 0 =8 X 1 = 8 X 5 =8 X 4 =

(B)

Mad Math Minute!(EIGHTS)8 X 3 =8 X 1 = 8 X 4 =8 X 5 = 8 X 1 =

8 X 7 =8 X 5 = 8 X 0 =8 X 5 =8 X 6 =8 X 9 =8 X 4 =

8 X 6 =8 X 4 = 8 X 2 =8 X 8 =8 X 9 = 8 X 8 =8 X 7 =

8 X 3 =8 X 8 = 8 X 9 =8 X 7 =8 X 0 = 8 X 4 =8 X 3 =

Mad Math Minute!(NINES) 9 X 9 =9 X 1 = 9 X 2 =9 X 6 = 9 X 7 =

9 X 0 =9 X 5 = 9 X 8 =9 X 3 =9 X 6 =9 X 9 =9 X 4 =

9 X 1 =9 X 4 = 9 X 7 =9 X 5 =9 X 4 = 9 X 8 =9 X 5 =

9 X 3 =9 X 3 = 9 X 6 =9 X 7 =9 X 8 = 9 X 0 =9 X 3 =

(A)

Mad Math Minute!(NINES)9 X 8 =9 X 0 = 9 X 9 =9 X 7 = 9 X 5 =

9 X 2 =9 X 4 = 9 X 6 =9 X 8 =9 X 0 =9 X 1 =9 X 3 =

9 X 6 =9 X 4 = 9 X 2 =9 X 9 =9 X 7 = 9 X 5 =9 X 3 =

9 X 2 =9 X 8 = 9 X 6 =9 X 0 =9 X 1 = 9 X 5 =9 X 4 =

(B)

Mad Math Minute!(NINES)9 X 3 =9 X 1 = 9 X 4 =9 X 5 = 9 X 1 =

9 X 7 =9 X 5 = 9 X 0 =9 X 5 =9 X 6 =9 X 9 =9 X 4 =

9 X 6 =9 X 4 = 9 X 2 =9 X 8 =9 X 9 = 9 X 8 =9 X 7 =

9 X 3 =9 X 8 = 9 X 9 =9 X 7 =9 X 0 = 9 X 4 =9 X 3 =