Mad Minute math workbooks teach students basic number facts. The timed practice drills help students master addition, subtraction, multiplication and division by providing worksheets that cover the basic foundational elements of math.
Mad Minute math is also known to teachers as minute math. Mad Minute math is a drill-and-practice concept that teachers use to help students learn math through repetition. Students practice basic math facts such as 10 + 10, 50 + 50 and 15 + 15. Each worksheet or workbook builds on a specific skill like adding by twos or subtracting by tens. Repetition is key for students to master the basic number facts that are necessary to move on to more complex mathematical equations.
Teachers often time the Mad Minute math practice, as indicated by the name, to see how many number facts students can complete in one minute or other designated time frame. They use the timed results to chart student progress showing how much they have improved in number facts completed and correct answers given. Mad Minute math workbooks are not to be used as an overall curriculum. Rather, they are used as supplemental materials for teachers to use to help students improve their mathematical skills in conjunction with a more structured, in-depth textbook or curriculum.