Last week in the midst of proctoring state testing, I came up with an idea to help monitor basic skills for my students. I couldn’t wait to get home and have time to hash it out so that I could see how it would all work.

Knowing that my students (*and many others around the world*) love the **Solve and Snips** series that I have created, I wanted it to be similar. I wanted something that was self-checking so the students to monitor their success as they went along as well as something that wouldn’t take forever and a day to complete.

With all of this in mind I started drafting my first set of **Quick Snips**. **Quick Snips** are just that… a quick assessment that allows students to work interactively with an assignment and monitor their progress as they go because the answers are provided and they have to find where they fit in.

Currently I am testing out the first set of **Quick Snips** that covers **Addition with Decimals**. Each set will contain * 5 different* Quick Snips covering the same skill the requires computation. These are so easy to give a student independently to let them show their skills on basic computation.

Students simply snip off the bottom part containing the answers.

Then cut each of the answers apart so they are available.

Then it’s time to solve! Grab that whiteboard that all students love to work on, let them show their work and match the answers to each question.

Once they have solved each problem they can then glue them down to turn in to you. I am so happy to be using these in my Resource Math classes so that my students can quickly practice their computation skills and easily know by checking their work how well they did and give themselves a grade. They are already asking me to finish the other decimal operations so they can show what they know!

What skills do your students need practice in computation on? Leave a comment and if/when I create that Quick Snip, you will get it for **FREE**!

Ready to grab the Quick Snips for Addition with Decimals to try out in your own classroom? Check them out today in my Teachers Pay Teachers store for only $1.50!

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Kim Arnold says

This is a wonderful activity. What a great idea you had!! I love that there are 5 different versions — that makes it possible for everyone in a group to do a different sheet, or for the class to practice the same skill for several days. Would you be able to make any for long division? Or for any operations with fractions? Thanks for sharing these!

Dawn says

I’d love 4th grade level adding fractions (including mixed numbers), multiplying a fraction by a whole number, equivalent fractions, multiplying 2 by 1 and 2 by 2 digit numbers, rounding to the nearest ten/hundred/thousand, and practicing order of operations (without exponents for my little ones). These look terrific!

Layla says

What a fun way to review this skill! Way better than kill and drill ๐

Thanks!

Fancy Free in Fourth

Fabulous Fifth Grade Fun says

Love this idea! This would be great for math rotations!

3 digits x 2 digits ??? ๐

Stephanie says

What a fun way to practice skills:). I just LOVE your solve and snips (I have bought 4 of them from teacherspayteachers.com) so of course, I am going to love this idea too! I have so many ideas for quick snips…order of operations, solving equations (one and two step), solving expressions by substitution (ie. 4x-9 when x=6) just to name a few;) thanks!

Jennifer Smith-Sloane says

OOh, I love those ideas! Definitely adding them to my list!

Lisa Ruiz says

These look like such a fun a way for the students to practice their decimal skills. I just finished my decimal chapter last week so I have this pinned for next year! I would love to see something like this for fraction operations or one step algebra equations with the 4 operations.

Najda says

I am your newest follower! Miss Math Dork sent me. You are amazing! Love the QuickSnips!

Kelly Yerigan says

Great activity. I love that it is quick and can give you a quick snapshot of the student’s ability.

Lucy Davis says

Tow digit multiplication! ๐

Melissa Chiappone says

Fractions, decimals & percents! Also anything involving tax, tip & commission! Great ideas! keep ’em coming!

Patricia Espinoza says

Thank you so much for creating this for other teachers who need it for their students. I just reviewed my data and have a total of 6 weak TEKS. Do you have anything else for 4.2A, 4.2D, 4.3A, 4.10, 4.14B?

Sara Crow says

I would love to get long division, interpreting remainders, multiplication, and measuring angles!!!