Sometimes, our students in 4th and 5th grade have gaps in their learning or they need to work on their math fluency. These gaps can often hold them back with grade level skills. On this post, you will find a few free math intervention activities (and I will be adding more throughout the year) to provide additional instruction and intervention to your students with those gaps or who just need more practice or better fluency in specific math skills.
Note: I will be adding to this post as I create new math intervention activities to use with my students.
The math skills that I add to this post will most likely fall in the 1st-3rd grade range. However, they will be presented in a way that is more acceptable to 3rd-5th grade students. Also, I will try to keep them as low prep as possible.
Addition and Subtraction Fluency
Free math intervention activities for addition and subtraction fluency! Grab these free basic addition and subtraction activities to help your students with mental math and to help with embedded addition and subtraction skills that are keeping them from performing grade level work.
There are a total of 19 tic-tac-toe games in this resource. Use the table of contents to choose the ones that work best for your students. Some of the games work best for mental math fluency practice and some are perfect for helping students gain fluency with addition and subtraction while they are working on grade level math skills (such as multi-digit multiplication).
***Click here to grab the addition and subtraction fluency tic-tac-toe games. Make sure you check out the table of contents for the specific skills your students need and the notes for what they work best for (mental math or helping with multi-digit operations).
Multiplication and Division Strategies
When are students are working on memorizing multiplication and division facts, they still very much need strategies to help them get the answer. This printable intervention activity works for that.
On these mats, the students are prompted to solve a multiplication or division problem using four different strategies. Depending on the needs of your students, you have a few options for how you want the students to work with the mats.
Option #1 – Have the students use all four strategies to solve the problem.
Option #2 – Have the students choose the most efficient way (in their opinions) to solve the problem. For example, some problems can be solved efficiently with repeated addition (4 x 9 = 9 + 9 + 9 + 9) and some work better when using related facts (7 x 8 = 2 x 8 and 5 x 8).
Not sure of the different multiplication and division strategies? I will also link multiplication and division strategy cards that you can use to review these strategies and that the students can then use as references.
***Click here to grab the free mats to help your students work on their conceptual multiplication and division strategies.
***Click here to grab the strategy cards for multiplication and division.
Want MORE Free Math Centers and Activities?
Click here or on the image below to check out my favorite math centers and activities for grades 3-5 and download lots of free ones to try out with your students.
**These are grade level math centers and activities.
Travis Chropk says
I have a very low group of math students, but need to still teach 3rd grade curriculum. I have a small group time that I work with them, but wanted to know if you have anything that works? Thanks!
I work with students who have numeracy issues, and simply cannot remember times tables.
I really love these multiplication/division mats an strategy cards. Thank you for the great ideas!
That’s amazing! Thank you so much 😀
Shelia Bergner says
I am doing intervention with 3 and 4 graders in Math. This is my first year…any help would be great!
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