Friday, September 22, 2023

Mixed Addition and Subtraction Timed Test Program

Are you looking for a quick way to practice and assess each of your student's addition and subtraction math fact fluency?  These Mixed Addition and Subtraction Timed Tests are a perfect fit!

Mixed Addition and Subtraction Timed Test Program

Not only does this program practice and assess addition and subtraction fact fluency, but it also motivates students through rewards and recognition along the way.

Mixed Addition and Subtraction Fact Fluency Practice

Here’s how to setup and use my Mixed Addition and Subtraction Timed Test program in your classroom:

Mixed Addition and Subtraction Test - Full Page

First, decide if you would like to use the full page or half page timed tests.
Mixed Addition and Subtraction Tests - Half Page

If you choose the half page option, you can use brochure holders to display your tests in for a neat and streamlined setup.  It will keep your tests organized and make it easy for your students to find and grab their test papers.

Brochure Holders in the Classroom

I purchased my brochure holders from Amazon.  You can find them here:

Addition and Subtraction Activities

You can choose to print your tests on either white or colored paper.  Color coding the papers can also help students quickly identify their test.  

Math Fact One Minute Tests for Mixed Addition and Subtraction

Decide on a time limit you would like to set for your timed tests.  The time limit I like to use is one minute, but you can adjust that based on the age and skill level of your students.

Mixed Addition and Subtraction Assessments

Not only does this program include timed tests for facts 0-12, but it also includes doubles and two mixed assessments.  Decide if you would like to assess your students on just facts 0-12 or if you would like to also include doubles and/or mixed facts for your program.

Mixed Addition and Subtraction Practice Test

Choose how often you would like to give these timed tests in your classroom.  For example: daily, weekly, every other day, etc.  I like to give the tests 2-3 times a week.

Math Fact Fluency Parent Note

Before you start the program, send home this parent note.  It will explain how the program works and ways parents can help their child improve their fact fluency at home.

Mixed Addition and Subtraction One-Minute Tests

To begin the program, have every student start with the +/-0 test.  When taking the tests, I have my students put their name on their test and then turn their test face down on their desk.  This will help prevent those “early starters.”

Set your timer.  When you say, “Go!” have your students flip over their test and begin working.  When the timer goes off have them immediately flip their test back over and turn their papers in.  This will help prevent those kids who continue to work even after the timer goes off.

Math Fact Tests for Mixed Addition and Subtraction

Using the answer keys provided, grade each student’s test.
Math Fact Tests with Answer Keys

These printable answer keys make grading the tests quick and easy.  

Math Fact Fluency Tests with Answer Keys

If you print your timed tests on colored paper, I recommend using the same colors for the answer keys.  This will simplify pairing each test with its corresponding answer key.

Math Fact Fluency - Mixed Addition and Subtraction Tests

Mixed Addition and Subtraction for Facts 0-12

You can laminate your answer keys to make them more durable or place them in clear plastic sleeves and organize them in a binder or folder.

Fact Fluency Tests for Mixed Addition and Subtraction

Mixed Addition and Subtraction Math Fact Tests

While grading the tests, when a student passes the math fact test, you will highlight, “next test” that is located by the score box.  If the student does not pass their math fact test, you will highlight, “try again.”

Math Assessments

When a student passes a test, mark an X on the Teacher Recording Sheet in the box of the math fact test they passed.  This will help you keep a running record on how each student is doing.

When you give the timed test again, any students that passed their test will move on to the next math fact level.  Any student that did not pass, will try again on their current math fact level.

Math Fact Brag Tags

Brag Tags for Math

When a student passes a level, give them the corresponding reward tag. 

Math Fact Rewards

Math Fact Fluency Reward Cards

Each reward tag has a cute riddle!  

Math Fact Reward Cards

Fact Fluency Rewards

A book ring is a great way to help students keep their tags organized and attached together.  

Brag Tags for Math Fact Fluency

Kids LOVE earning these reward tags!

Addition and Subtraction Math Bulletin Board

Another fun thing I included in my timed test program is a math fact fluency wall display.  It’s so simple to setup!  

Astrobrights Paper

All you have to do is copy the letters and numbers on different colored paper, laminate and cut them out, then attach them to your bulletin board.

Here is the colored paper I used:

Bulletin Boards for Math

Each time a student successfully passes a math fact test, have them sign their name with a Sharpie on the corresponding number located on the bulletin board.  

Math Bulletin Board Ideas

This not only helps track each student's progress, but it also helps celebrate and recognize their achievements along the way.  

Math Fact Bulletin Board Display

This math fact bulletin board is a fun and interactive way to motivate students to improve their math fact skills.  It can also create a heathy sense of competition among students.

Math Fact Tests

Be sure to hang or place your timed tests near your bulletin board for easy access.

Math Certificates

Have each student continue working at their own level and pace until they complete all the facts in the Mixed Addition and Subtraction timed test program.  Once a student has passed all the timed tests, they will earn the Math Fact Master Certificate!

Students can track their own progress using any one of the four tracking sheets.

Math Fact Student Tracking Graph

Tracking Graph Sheet:  Each student can fill out their own tracking sheet, simply by writing the number of facts they have correctly answered on their test in the appropriate box on the chart.  If the student has passed the test, they will color in the box green; otherwise, they will color it red.  

Math Facts Tracking Graph

This tracking sheet serves as a great visual, which can be shared with parents during parent-teacher conferences, highlighting how their child is performing on their tests and how many attempts were required to pass each test.  

Mixed Addition and Subtraction One-Minute Tests

Math Fact Practice

Color Sheet:  Students will simply color in each number once they have passed the corresponding math fact test, making it easy for them to keep track of which tests they have passed, and which test they are currently working on.

Student Stick Chart

Sticker Chart for Math

Sticker Chart:  To use these sticker charts, simply print them on cardstock paper and give one to each student.  

Sticker Chart for Math Facts

Once a student has passed a math fact test, reward them with a sticker and have them write the date they passed the test on their score card.  This helps students track their progress AND the time it takes for them to pass each test.

Punch Cards for Math

Math Fact Punch Cards

Punch Cards:  Simply print the punch cards on colored paper and laminate them for extra durability.  When a student passes a math fact test, they will receive a punch on their card.  You can use a regular hole punch or you can purchase one with a fun punch design such as a star or heart.  When a student has received all the required punches, they will be rewarded with a special prize for reaching the star box!

Math Timed Test Rewards

Math Fact Fluency Timed Test Rewards

These star hole punches were purchased at Hobby Lobby. 

Math Fact Tests

This timed test program is an excellent resource for any teacher looking to improve their students’ math fact fluency.

Math Fact Program

Mixed Addition and Subtraction Practice Worksheets

Everything you need is in a simple print-and-use download!  You can find it HERE!

Mixed Addition and Subtraction Timed Tests

Looking for just an Addition or Subtraction Timed Test Program?  Find the links below!

Addition Timed Test Program
Click HERE for the Addition Timed Test Program

Subtraction Timed Test Program
Click HERE for the Subtraction Timed Test Program