It's Time to Warm-up!

Math facts warm-up challenge


A warm-up is a short activity at the start of a lesson to jump-start students' thinking.  Warm-ups have many purposes including: 

  • to introduce a new topic
  • to reinforce skills
  • to motivate students
  • to prepare students to learn
  • to assess how much students know


Warm-up time is also a great time to promote higher order thinking.  For example, students who have mastered the math facts may be bored with the following warm-up:



Fact masters need the "benefits of a proper warm-up" such as,  

Math facts warm up challenge


Needless to say, the second warm-up:

  • is more challenging.
  • reinforces relationships between facts.
  • requires higher-order thinking!  

Contact Information

Debra Lemieux

If Then Creativity



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