Once a student understands a math concept, the only way for him to get better at doing it accurately is by practicing. When state testing is looming, it is a good idea to get in some extra math practice wherever and whenever you can. One way to do that is by creating “On the Go Math Journals”.
Easy to create, an “On the Go Math Journal” is simply a collection of math worksheets that deal with the skills that students will be tested on. You can create a half-notebook size journal by reducing the size of the worksheets before you print them out. Save paper by printing on both sides. Fold a sheet of card stock in half and use it for the cover. Students can then decorate their booklets.
Keep them in a colorful basket by the door along with a cup full of sharpened pencils. Take them with you if you know your students will be standing in line or waiting somewhere for awhile. If you would rather not have students work on them in school, send them home as homework.
Below are some websites that offer free math worksheets that you can use in the journals. Some sites even allow you to create your own worksheets if you so desire. By making math practice a little different, your students will be more engaged in actually practicing their math facts.
Free Math Worksheets for Test Prep
Runaway Math Puzzle Worksheets
Advanced Math for Middle School & High School
Math Word Problems
Division Vocabulary Word Search
Counting Money – Mixed Coins
Be sure to browse around the sites listed. Many of them also offer worksheets for other math skills that may be more appropriate for your grade level. Whether you teach Kindergarten or High School, there are some excellent free worksheet websites out there for you.