Two Minute Math Drills
The purpose of a Two Minute Drill is to help students rapidly recall basic math facts. In a Two Minute Drill, students have two minutes to solve 50 math facts. Since math facts are introduced in first grade, by third grade students should not count on their fingers to solve addition or subtraction problems. To help prepare for a Two Minute Drill, you can practice with the sheets below. These PDF files can be printed and cut down the middle for two practice sheets. Addition and subtraction facts should be mastered by the end of second grade.
This is how a Two Minute Drill works... Everyone begins with +1 facts. To move to the next quiz, students must show mastery by earning a score of at least 90%. That means they can only miss two questions. Students who miss more than two questions on a drill have the same fact sheet the next day. As facts are mastered, students move from +1 to +2 to +3... all the way up to +10. Then we do subtraction facts, -1 through -10, followed by mixed addition facts, then mixed subtraction facts, multiplication, and division. Good luck!