There is a slight possibility that I know the real reason that T hates being timed on his math pages. Where is the fun in just doing the problems?
When he had taken 20 minutes to do 3 problems this morning, but had this beautiful art work bordering his page, I offered him $.50 if he beat P, who was also piddling on her math facts sheet today. He did the entire page of 64 problems in about 3 minutes.
I'm working on basic fact review all summer to work on speed. I don't want to stifle his creative, artist mind. That is 100% from God and I don't want to squash it. On the other hand, I would prefer to not spend 3 hours doing a page of math each day, and if left alone, he would have a picture in every box on the page. Here is a post I did on this same topic 3 years ago, so this isn't a new thing for us.
I'm working on a happy medium. He likes doing flashcards, while he swings. So we do that some days. He sometimes likes doing Math Ninja on the ipad, but that depends on his mood. I don't think he has to sit and do a worksheet everyday, but I also think he needs to be able to do one if I ask him to. Right?
How do you review math facts? Please share so we can add them into the rotation this summer.