Kindergarten Timed Tests – Building Fluency Within 5

Starting this quarter I want to reward my kinders with knowing they are increasing their skills by giving them a repetitive activity that’ll show growth. Dare I say, they will be getting a “timed test?” Most of my kinders will love the challenge and I’ve worked at putting it together so that it is meaningful to parents and will show my kinders their own growth. This will hopefully help them enhance the skills:

  • K.OA.5.a. Add fluently, orally or in writing, within 5.
  • K.OA.5.b. Subtract fluently, orally or in writing, within 5.

I’ll start at 5 mins. and then differentiate the time for my groups once they’ve felt success on the first few. I’ll be giving two each week during weeks 2, 3, 5 and 6 and that equals eight tests.

kindergarten timed tests - building fluency within 5

Timed Tests for Kindergarten

Timed Tests for Kindergarten

The first one has a parent explanation sheet, and all of them have a sheet that I am copying on the back for parent help. The last few tests increase in number of equations to help build their stamina. Let’s see how this goes, shall we?

They are also being photocopied onto overheads and placed as independent work in our practice zone because doing a “work sheet” just feels fun when you’re allowed to use a vis-a-vis marker! I hope they can be of use to you too!

It’s too early to start a count down, but its hard to believe we have nine weeks left! If you like what I do here on KindergartenWorks, then be sure to subscribe today. I look forward to sharing ideas with you weekly.

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  1. Thanks so much for sharing these sheets…I work with my grandson in Singapore Math and we are working on addition and subtraction facts right now. I follow your blog and really get a lot of great ideas. Thanks again.

  2. I teach second grade and have been using the website “Arcademic Skill Builders” to have my students practice their math facts. They have all kinds of games and we usually just stick to the addition and subtraction games. They can play each other privately or against other kids. If you have access to computers you should give it a go

  3. Thanks so much for sharing these. I did notice a typo in the first sentence of the explanation “building being…” so if you could correct that or make it possible for us to do that it, it would be great. Thanks again!

  4. These are fabulous! Thank you so much for sharing, I’ve been trying to figure out a way to test this standard. I also love the parent letter- thanks again!
    ~ Amy

  5. I’m not so sure I have the right words to express how helpful these are. This post has really helped me reflect on how to explain this concept to my parents. I am pinning this for TBA and I have to have it on my board as well. I would love to do a post about this!

  6. I love it! I plan to use it in my class. Since this is our first year with Common Core Math Standards, I am questioning how to best get my kids to be proficient in this area. This should really help! Will you also do the same for subtraction??

    1. That’s a great question! There are subtraction equations built into them and the frequency increases with each test. Building fluency is difficult because this is new to us too, but I hope they are up to the challenge!

  7. These are great! Thank you so much. We have Parent/Teacher conferences next week. I’m going to give the parents the parent letter at that time.

  8. Thanks! I will love to use this. I truly appreciate your talent & generosity. Most of my kids will LOVE this!

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