Friday, July 7, 2023

Mental Math for 6th Grade Unit 2 - 100 Free Exercises

Mental Math for 6th Grade Unit 2 
100 Free Exercises

Are your sixth-graders ready for the next set of Mental Math questions?
Here it is!
If you missed set one you can grab it on my math resource page for free as well! This second unit builds off of that unit and has some all-new fresh questions, with a few new beginning-of-the-year sixth-grade skills too! These questions are great for students following ANY math curriculum or standards, homeschoolers, or classroom teachers.

Take a look at all that is included below and how the units work - then download your free folder to get started!

Mental Math Practice Made Easy!

Practicing mental math exercises is not only important in order to prepare for math exams (especially in Quebec!) but can greatly benefit students as well. Being able to quickly calculate 5.6 x 1000 and coming up with strategies is an important step in students' math journeys. We use quick calculations in daily life every day - allowing students to practice this skill empowers them both in and out of school, well into adulthood.

Mental math exercises can also be beneficial when having to solve larger math problems, like situational problems or project-based learning situations. Students can sort information and make quick calculations to get themselves started and decode math vocabulary much quicker. So whether you're teaching for exams or tests or not, using these slides at home or in school can be a bonus!

The slides included in this unit can be used in any order - so you can mix and match them within this set or even with other mental math sets I've made! This is one way you can eventually re-use these questions later on in the year, doing them in a new order so that students will have forgotten about them and their answers.

Teacher Guide and Student Response Sheets

Mental math isn't a skill that can be memorized - it takes practice and learning new strategies. Included in each unit are different types of student response sheets, a quick-start guide, and responses to the questions for teachers/home educators. It is very important to explain to students that memorizing these answers won't help them answer quicker or be better at the problems. Strategy and practice will help the most - that is why I am hoping to make quite a few of these sets.

You can download this free unit below. You'll be taken to a folder in Google Drive with all of the resources mentioned. These include:
  • Google Slides link (to make your own copy) with mental math questions
  • PDF version of the slides that can be printed or projected onto a tablet easily
  • Student response sheets with 5 or 10 answer spaces and a scorecard below
  • Teacher guide with tips and answers
I hope this helps you in your class or homeschool!
**Please note: This FREE resource may be shared for FREE, used in online teaching or in-person teaching so long as my website address ( remains on every page. You may NOT sell this unit for a fee or distribute it as your own work. Let's keep education free and accessible to everyone! Thank you**

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