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POWER STUDENT OLYMPICS
WATCH STUDENTS BREAK PERSONAL RECORDS IN READING, MATH, WRITING AND ART!

Chris Biffle Crafton Hills College Yucaipa, California CBiffle@AOL.com

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Introduction Power Student Olympics Overview Events Weekly Schedule Power Student Olympics Awards Power Student Olympics Advantages Additional Resources Appendix A: SuperSpeed 100 Appendix B: SuperSpeed 1000 Appendix C: SuperSpeed Math

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Power Teachers of Southern California, the sponsors of

this e-book, is a grass roots education reform organization founded by three instructors (Chris Biffle, Jay Vanderfin, Chris Rekstad) in 1999. Since that time we, and colleagues who have joined us, have presented free teaching seminars to over 4,000 educators representing over 150,000 students. Our classroom management conferences, offered three times a year at Crafton Hills College in Yucaipa, California, are among the largest in the United States. Videos illustrating our teaching strategies are available at: www.YouTube.com/ChrisBiffle and http://www.teachertube.com/uprofile.php?UID=32259 More about our organization can be found at: www.powerteachers.org Hundreds of pages of free downloads may be accessed at: http://homepage.mac.com/chrisbiffle/Menu38.html In addition to offering education seminars, we also distribute, through our websites, free, classroom tested, teaching materials focused on core knowledge (the state standards) and basic skills (reading, writing and math.) Central to our approach is a great deal of educational tomfoolery which produces some of the sweetest sounds teachers ever hear, on task laughter. In the following pages you’ll find a description of the Power Student Olympics, a remarkably powerful and flexible series of learning events, modeled on, but more inclusive than, the international Olympics. The goal of the Power Student Olympics is for students to set and break personal records in reading, math, writing, artistic and athletic events ... while having tremendous fun.

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Imagine that every day a slow runner and a fast runner compete against each other. Before long the slow
runner, who always loses, stops trying; the fast runner, who always wins, loafs to victory. In many ways, our school system mirrors this contest. Bright students often do as little work as possible to win the academic competition; weak students opt out of the race. If an administrator announced that grades would be given to students based on family stability, income, and students’ genetic heritage, there would be an uproar. “Outrageous!”, critics would exclaim. “We’re grading children, based on nonacademic issues! How can we punish kids who are poor, come from broken homes and do not have the intellectual aptitude of their peers? UnAmerican!” But that is what is happening in our schools. Though there are wonderful exceptions, if students live in poverty, have an unstable family and are slow learners, those students will, almost certainly, receive low grades ... through no fault of their own! And the more low grades these kids get, the less interested they are in running our race. Hey! If you’re a really slow runner, come on over here and let us hang some heavy baggage around your neck. Now, run harder, because you’re way behind! Not only does the grade system work to the disadvantage of our weakest students, but also it often fails to motivate our brightest. As we try to adapt lessons to the needs of struggling learners, our most intelligent kids spend too much time staring out the window. Often bright children use their gifts to discover the least challenging path to good grades. The race is short, the competition is slow, too many gifted students lope to the finish line.

6 But what is the alternative? We’d like to propose abandoning the grade system. But we know that won’t happen. Instead, let’s introduce, as often as possible, a new set of learning exercises, with a highly motivating goal for all students no matter their ability. What if there was an Olympics for everyone ... and what if gold medals were not given for breaking international marks, but for breaking personal records? This would be an Olympics for the masses, not the elite. If the goal was breaking personal records, the slowest runners could compete with human jackrabbits! In the Power Student Olympics, students race in a variety of academic, artistic and physical events, against themselves. Juan has to beat Juan. No one cares if he beats LaTasha. The only fair race, perfectly fair race, is the one you run against yourself. Who are you more equally matched against, than you? In the Power Student Olympics, we don’t care if you beat Juan and LaTasha. They don’t care either. Juan’s racing Juan; LaTasha is desperately trying to outstrip herself. You win a prize this week, only if beat your best effort from last week. As you’ll see, the weakest learners in the Power Student Olympics can earn as many rewards as the strongest. In fact, our experience has been that it is easier for students at the bottom of the academic scale to break personal records than it is for kids at the top. If you read 30 words per minute aloud, it is possible to double your reading speed after a few weeks of practice; if you read 160 words per minute aloud you can’t double your reading speed, because your lips won’t move any faster! In the Power Student Olympics, Special Ed kids can compete, on a level playing field, with students bound for Harvard. Now that’s American way.

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The international success of the Special Olympics and Academic Decathlon indicates the widespread appeal of
olympics style competitions. Everyone loves to win prizes, receive recognition from peers, family and the community, feel like a winner. One of the unique features of the Power Student Olympics (PSO) is that it is not designed for unique populations, elite athletes, top students or students with special needs; the PSO welcomes everyone, no matter their skills. The goal of the PSO is for students to set and break personal records in academic, athletic and artistic events. Here is a description of core events (materials described below are in Appendix A, B and C.). 1. Power Speed Reading: Using SuperSpeed 100 (Appendix A) and SuperSpeed 1000 (Appendix B), classroom tested, K-12 learning games designed by Power Teachers of Southern California, students strive to break personal records for the number of sight words read in 60 seconds. Every personal record scores a PSO point. 2. Power Comprehension Reading: Students silently read a selection chosen by their teacher for five minutes (or longer if the teacher wishes.) Students are then paired up in teams of two. One team member is the Player, the other is the Scorekeeper. When the teacher says “Go!”, every Player stands and speaks as many sentences as possible in a minute about the reading selection. Players pause briefly between each sentence, so that the Scorekeeper can make a tally mark. The total number of tally marks after 60 seconds is the Player’s personal record. Players are then given a second chance to beat their records; then teams switch roles. Players become Scorekeepers; Scorekeepers

8 become Players. To add additional excitement, the teacher may choose to add any of the following options: -- Players cannot begin a sentence with “and” -- Players cannot begin a sentence with “then” -- Players must use an explanatory, graphic gesture with each sentence. -- Players can make notes about the reading material before they begin. -- Players can, or cannot, look at the reading selection as they speak. 3. Power Math: Using SuperSpeed Math (Appendix C) students break personal records for the number of addition, subtraction, multiplication and division problems they can solve in a minute. Every personal record scores a PSO point. 4. Power Writing: The teacher creates a set of writing rules. These rules might include the following: -- Every sentence must begin with a capital letter. -- Every sentence must end with a period, question mark or exclamation mark. -- Every word must be spelled correctly. -- Every letter must be easily readable. -- No sentence can be shorter than five words or longer than 12 words (these limits can be adjusted for grade levels.) -- Consecutive sentences cannot begin with the same word. -- Singular and plural possessives are used with the correct placement of apostrophes. And so forth. Depending upon the students’ skill, the rules can be introduced all at once, or only a few at a time. Students then are given a writing assignment to complete (in or out of class). The finished writing assignments are handed to peers to check and annotate for violations of the writing rules. The teacher reads the peers’ annotations. Students’ personal record score is determined by the number of error free sentences they write consecutively, counting from

9 the first sentence. For example, if Juan makes no mistakes on a 15 sentence essay except for a spelling error in sentence four, then his personal record is three. He only wrote three, consecutive, error free sentences, counting from the first sentence. 5. Power Spelling: Students are given a spelling test. Their personal record is determined by the number of words they spell correctly. Thus, if Juan spells 15 out of 20 words correctly, his personal record is 15. He receives one PSO point. If on the next test he spells all 20 words correctly, his new personal record is 20 and he receives another PSO point. However, now that he has made a perfect score, he only receives PSO points for perfect scores on each succeeding spelling tests. 6. Power Drawing: Students make two drawings of any subject. They strive to make the second drawing more detailed, more colorful, more energetic, “better” than the first drawing. If the teacher can easily judge which drawing was second, then the student wins a PSO point. Students are encouraged to make multiple drawings of the same subject, each one visibly superior to the last. The teacher gives instructions about how students can improve their artwork. This process can continue until both teacher and student agree a “masterpiece” has been completed which leaves little or no room for improvement. A new subject is then selected. 7. Power P.E.: Physical education teachers set up fitness, coordination and athletic events in which students set and break personal records. At lower grades, these events might be as simple as the number of times a basketball can be bounced in a minute, or the number of times a jump rope can be skipped in a minute. At higher grades, events might include total number of pull-ups, total number of consecutive free throws made, one mile timed run, etc. Every personal record scores a PSO point. 8. Power Silence: The teacher brings in a timer and tells the class that they will begin working quietly. The goal is to see how long

10 everyone can stay on task without making a noise. As soon as someone speaks, the teacher stops the timer and writes the result on the board. This becomes the class record for length of quiet work. When the timer is used again, and a new class record is set, everyone in class receives a PSO point.

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In general, students train in class and at home from Monday-Thursday on PSO events chosen by their instructors. Inclass training (game) time, which students will, of course, work hard to earn, should be determined by teachers based upon class behavior. A well behaved class might earn five minutes per hour of training (i.e. playing any of the games listed above.) Disorderly classes receive no training time all day, and are encouraged to groan miserably. Then they are told to energetically instruct their neighbors to behave better the next day. Friday is Game Day. PSO events are played “for real.” Students record their achievements on Personal Record Cards (for durability, these should be printed on card stock.) Players celebrate, shout, holler, whistle, when they break their own records ... and cheer even louder when teachers introduce participants who have smashed, crushed, destroyed their personal records. A rowdy, merry time is had by all ... as rowdy as neighboring teachers who aren’t involved in the PSO will permit!

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It is entirely possible, and should be seriously contemplated by a teaching staff, to give no awards for any event in
the PSO, except the accumulation of PSO points. Students are thrilled by setting and breaking personal records. Greek victors in the original Olympics received nothing but an olive wreath and an “acclamation”, a loud, sustained cheer by the audience. In addition, giving awards can set up substantial bookkeeping and administration problems. Who should get the awards? How and when are awards handed out? How accurate are student records? What awards would provide the most motivation for students? Where does the money come from for the awards? Nonetheless, students love winning small mementos that mark their triumphs. Setting and breaking personal records is truly a wonderful achievement and might be worth the staff’s efforts to provide additional recognition. Here are several, inexpensive awards suggestions. 1. Plastic wrist bands: Bought in bulk, plastic wrist bands (which students love) cost about 35 cents apiece. The bands can have a message or logo. We suggest the PSO motto (Stronger! Faster! Smarter!) Wrist bands should be awarded in the following denominations: White: 5 Personal Record Points Light Blue: 10 Personal Record Points Red: 15 Personal Record Points Dark Blue or Pink (student’s choice ... guess which the girls and boys will pick): 20 Personal Record Points ... this level is quite

13 important because players get to “become” a boy or a girl based on their wristband Camo or Rainbow: 30 Personal Record Points Metal (silver looking): 50 Personal Record Points Metal (gold looking): 100 Personal Record Points 2. Alphabet Beads (with bookkeeping): Alphabet beads, and other varieties of beads are incredibly cheap, 300 for $4.95 (on the Internet, go to: Oriental Trading Company). Students are awarded one bead per personal record point. It is suggested for convenience that the beads be placed in small baggies, 5 per baggie and only handed out when a student has broken 5 new records. Beads can be worn as bracelets, necklaces, hung from key chains, backpacks, etc. If the beads are distributed at the end of the period, then the problem of students playing with their beads, instead of attending to lessons, will be reduced. Alphabet beads, used creatively, could have a remarkable educational, even moral, power. Teachers could use the beads to construct their own motto, or a message they are going to give to one of their family members and show the message to their class. Students become intensely interested when teachers talk about their own lives. Instructors could share what the message/motto means to them. A teacher whose mother survived cancer might make a message, “You’re a winner” Another teacher with a son or daughter graduating from high school might even make a Latin message, “Ad astra, per astera.” (To the stars, despite hardships.) Pupils would see that alphabet beads could be used for more important purposes than merely spelling out their name. Students should have their message okayed by the teacher before they string their beads; this is to keep beads from being used as profanity or as a gang slogan. In addition, requiring students to have their message approved provides an excellent opportunity for one on one counseling. “Do you want to talk a little more about the problems your brother is having? How do you feel about what he is doing with his life?” Too often we don’t know enough about our pupils’ experience

14 outside of school; letting them know that we care about their personal lives, and that they always have someone they can talk to, will help many students cope with emotional difficulties. As a final feature of alphabet beads, clear, plastic “jewel beads” without letters could be called Morphin’ Power Beads. To make Morphin’ Power Beads valuable, they should be distributed in a ratio of approximately one to 15 alphabet beads. When pupils receive a Morphin’ Power Beads, they can go to the office (or wherever), turn it in and receive back any letter they ask for politely, “Please, thank you...” etc. Without Morphin’ Power Beads students may have to wait too long to complete their bead strings. To see the effect of students creating messages with their beads, imagine a child whose older brother is in prison. The child makes a bead message to give to his brother that says, “I will always love you” and tells the brother that the beads represent personal records the child has won in school. Beads that are used to construct messages could become one of the most effective ways students have of responding to family chaos. Imagine our child thinking, “My brother is in prison, but I’m going to work hard in school and give him a present I have made from my personal records. He’s going to love it ... and I’m going to love giving it to him.” 3. Alphabet beads (without bookkeeping): After students understand the general idea of the PSO, teachers present their own bead messages/mottos as described above. Then the instructor says something like the following, “When I see you working really hard in the Power Student Olympics, when you’re making real progress in breaking your records, or even when you’re being very attentive in class, I’ll give you from 1 to 3 Power Beads. If you complain about the number of beads I give you, I’ll take them back!” The teacher then rehearses handing out beads for good behavior and taking them back when students pretend like they’re complaining. The advantage of handing out beads that are not rigidly tied to each student’s record, is

15 that no bookkeeping is necessary. The beads are distributed when and how the instructor wishes. Very bright students who are loafing might get fewer beads; weaker students who are striving energetically might get more beads. On days when the class is unruly, no one wins anything. On days when the class is hardworking, everyone wins something. Thus, beads could be awarded not only for the PSO but also for any behavior the teacher wishes to reinforce. If you have a large number of students or don’t have time for complex record keeping, this system of rewards for the PSO is ideal. 4. YouTube Video: Our students love YouTube. Let’s use it to education’s advantage. As a collective reward for success (say, the entire class amasses 100 PSO points) students could begin creating a video of their PSO experiences and post it on YouTube (and TeacherTube). Of course, taping could only take place if the class was well behaved. On an excellent day, five minutes might be shot; other days only a few seconds might be recorded. If several classes at a school submit a video, a wonderfully exciting competition could result. Students in each video would be encouraged to contact family, friends, use MySpace, FaceBook, text messaging. to generate as many hits on the video as possible. The tape with the most hits by the end of the school year wins. The prize for winning, or coming in second, third, fourth, etc., will be determined by school staff.

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There are several obvious advantages to the PSO. First, unlike the grade system, students compete on a level playing
field. Everyone can set and break personal records. Weaker students, who are the ones most likely to be “left behind”, can often compete more successfully than gifted students. Second, students love contests, but have a special passion for surpassing their own previous best effort. The PSO provides pupils with a continuous record of their own wonderful achievements. Third, because the PSO is focused only on individual achievement, no student can lord it over another; no student needs to feel cowed by the ability of classmates. Fourth, the PSO is extremely flexible. Teachers can use as many or few events as they wish. Rewards can be used, ignored, or saved for later in the competition. One teacher, a grade level or an entire school can create a PSO. We would be delighted to hear about your experiences with this new olympics. Contact me, Chris Biffle at: CBiffle@AOL.com

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Free copies of materials to use in the Power Student Olympics are available in the appendices of this book. Other
materials are available at: http://homepage.mac.com/chrisbiffle/Menu38.html To find out more about Power Teaching visit our website: www.powerteachers.org View our YouTube videos at http://www.youtube.com/user/ChrisBiffle Or see the same videos on TeacherTube http://www.teachertube.com/uprofile.php?UID=32259

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Appendix A SuperSpeed 100
A Game That Teaches Students To Rapidly Read 100 of the Most Common Sight Words

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Introduction How To Play SuperSpeed 100 SuperSpeed 100 Sample Page SuperSpeed 100 For One on One Tutorials SuperSpeed 100 SuperSpeed Personal Record Stars

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SuperSpeed 100 is a lively, entertaining game designed to teach beginning readers of any age 100 of the most
common sight words. Versions of this game have been successfully classroom tested by thousands of students since 1999. Sight words, like “the, to, and, of”, are the most common words in English. Only 100 sight words make up over 50% of all the words students read! If these words cannot be read quickly, at a rate of at least 90 words per minute by the end of 3rd grade, students’ odds of success in the rest of their education are significantly diminished. The more rapidly students can read sight words, the greater their reading fluency and pleasure. SuperSpeed 100 is appropriate for readers from kindergarten through 3rd grade, and can be used in remedial work at higher levels. In addition, the game adapts superbly to the needs of English learners, including adults who are taking a beginning reading course. Though it is not meant to replace, but only supplement, traditional phonics based reading systems, students can successfully play SuperSpeed 100 even if they have no knowledge of letter sounds ... or the alphabet! As you will see, the pedagogical structure of the game teaches reading by recognition of word shapes. If your students play SuperSpeed 100 for only a few minutes, several times a week, you’ll see substantial improvements in overall reading speed; gains of 20% -40% within a month are not uncommon. SuperSpeed 100 is so entertaining that teachers have used it as a reward for good behavior! Students work hard in class, to gain the privilege of playing SuperSpeed!! The game is especially powerful if used the context of the Power Student Olympics (see details above.)

22 The words in SuperSpeed 100 are arranged in order of frequency. “The” is the most common word in English, and thus it is the first word learned. “To” is the next most common word in English and is the second word learned, and so forth. The 100 words in SuperSpeed 100 are a combination of the well known Dolch and Frye lists, but, for copyright purposes, are not arranged in an order identical to either. SuperSpeed 100 contains 100 levels. One new word is added in each level from 1-100; previously learned words are frequently repeated. Every 10 levels, there is a Challenge. The Challenge contains all the words from previous levels. If you want your students to completely master all the words in the game, they should not advance beyond any Challenge they can’t perfectly complete. Level 100 contains all 100 of the words used in the game; for mastery, Level 100 must be completed in 60 seconds or less. When students have mastered Level 100, they can go on to SuperSpeed 1000 (Appendix B).

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Playing SuperSpeed 100 is simple.
First, decide what word you want your students to begin with. Below are the 100 words in SuperSpeed 100. (It is recommended that kindergartners begin at word 1, “the”.) If you want your students to begin with “up”, word 24 below, then they will start at Level 24. If you want your students to begin with “so”, word 50 below, then they will start with Level 50 and so forth.

the1, to2, and3, he4, a5, I6, you7, it8, of9, in10, was11, said12, his13, that14, she15, for16, on17, they18, but19, had20, at21, him22, with23, up24, see25, all26, look27, is28, her29, there30, some31, word32, out33, as34, be35, each36, have37, go38, we39, am40, then41, little42, down43, do44, can45, could46, when47, did48, what49, so50, not51, were52, get53, them54, like55, one56, this57, my58, would59, me60, will61, yes62, big63, more64, went65, are66, come67, if68, number69, now70, long71, no72, way73, came74, too75, ask76, very77, than78, an79, over80, yours81, its82, ride83, into84, just85, blue86, red87, from88, good89, any90, about91, around92, want93, don’t94, how95, know96, part97, right98, put99, sound100
Arrange your class in groups of twos. If you have an odd number of students, you will pair with the extra student. Without telling your pupils, be sure that a weaker reader is always paired with a stronger reader. Begin by saying something like the following, “We’re going to play SuperSpeed, a game you’ll love! When I say ‘go!’, one person on your team reads the first word, then the other person on the team reads the next word, and so on. Keep taking turns. If your partner doesn’t know a word, or mispronounces it, ‘helpsies’ is allowed. Say the word for him or her. Keep taking turns, reading as fast as you can. I’ll say ‘stop!’ after a minute. Mark your team’s record on the page and then I’ll

24 give you another try for a minute. Start over with the first word you read, but whoever started goes second and whoever went second, now goes first. You’ll be trying to beat your previous record. Tell your teammate right now how badly the two of you want to keep breaking your records!” Conclude by telling your class what level they will all begin with. Only two additional rules need to be added. 1. Every time the game is replayed, the team starts at the beginning of whatever level (or Challenge) they ended in. For example, the first time Jane and Juana play, Jane, starting for her team, begins at Level 1, and the team, taking turns, reads to the 5th word in Level 3. Juana then starts for her team and the team, taking turns, reads to the 10th word in Level 3. The next time Jane and Juana play, they begin at the first word in Level 3. This assures you that teams receive plenty of repetitions on the most common sight words. Whenever students achieve a new starting level, and they will frequently, you should encourage them to give themselves a merry cheer. 2. When players break personal records, they should place a checkmark inside a new personal record star on page 55. You may be surprised at how much your students enjoy creating, and sharing!, a visual record of their own achievements. If SuperSpeed 100 is used in the context of the Power Student Olympics, other awards are described on page 12. Now, here is a very important point. Students love to play SuperSpeed 100 because they love to set and break personal records. Teams are never competing against each other, but against their own previous best effort. Thus, the learning goal is set at exactly the right level, no matter the team’s ability. The only standard they must exceed is the one they set for themselves the last time they played the game. Until you try SuperSpeed 100 in class, you won’t believe the enthusiasm your students will have while playing. Students love the feeling of being

25 record breakers, and the unique structure of SuperSpeed 100 gives them this feeling over and over. Now, let’s look at the unique pedagogical structure of SuperSpeed 100. The first three levels are on the following page.

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Level 1:

the the, to

the first line identifies all the words in a level.

the, the, the, the, the
the last word, always highlighted, is the new word for the level.

Level 2:

the, to, the, to, to, the, the, to, to, the the, to, to, the, the, to, to, the, to, the the, to, the, to, to, the, the, to, to, the Level 3: the, to, and, and, to, the, and, the, to, to to, to, the, and, the, to, and, and, to, the the, to, and, and, to, the, and, the, to, to
the new word is repeated more frequently than any other word on the level. Every 10 levels, a Challenge reviews the words learned on all previous levels.

the, to, and

--------------------------------Challenge: Read these 10 words perfectly! the, to, and, he, a, I, you, it, of, in ---------------------------------

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And that’s all there is to it! Playing SuperSpeed 100 is an ideal reward for good behavior in class. Wouldn’t you rather see your students eagerly mastering sight words than giving them candy? The game literally takes a few minutes ... and the most common comment we hear from teachers is “My class loves it!” Students, effortlessly, receive hundreds of repetitions reading the most common sight words while setting and breaking team records. The goal is not to break another team’s record, but to surpass your own team’s previous best mark. Even better than increasing reading speed, players of SuperSpeed 100 are rewarded with one of the most deeply powerful lessons in education: I can set and break personal records. I can always do better than my own previous best. If you want to make the game easier for your students, limit the timed sessions to 30 seconds; if you want to move the game along more quickly for higher grade students (3rd-6th) , change the timed sessions to 90 seconds or 2 minutes.

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You can easily adapt SuperSpeed 100 to the special needs of individual students.
Simply have your students read the list of 100 words on page 7. Note the first word a student misses, and then start him/her at that level in SuperSpeed 100. For example, if Joe misses “could”, word 46, then he would start at Level 46. You can then fill the role of his partner, as described above and take turns reading words. Or, for variety, simply have Joe read the words on his own, as fast as possible. Encourage him to keep breaking personal records.

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Level 1:

the the, to

the, the, the, the, the
Level 2:

the, to, the, to, to, the, the, to, to, the the, to, to, the, the, to, to, the, to, the the, to, the, to, to, the, the, to, to, the Level 3: the, to, and, and, to, the, and, the, to, to to, to, the, and, the, to, and, and, to, the the, to, and, and, to, the, and, the, to, to
Level 4:

the, to, and

the, to, and, he

the, to, and, he, he, and, to, the, and, he he, and, the, to, and, he, he, and, to, the the, to, and, he, he, and, to, the, and, he

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Level 5:

the, to, and, he, a the, to, and, he, a, I

the, to, and, he, a, a, he, and, to, a a, to, and, he, a, a, he, and, to, the the, to, and, he, a, a, he, and, to, a
Level 6:

the, to, and, he, a, I, I, a, he, and and, he, a, I, I, a, he, and, to, the the, to, and, he, a, I, I, a, he, and
Level 7:

to, and, he, a, I, you

to, and, he, a, I, you, you, I, a, he he, a, I, you, you, I, a, he, and, a to, and, he, a, I, you, you, I, a, he
Level 8:

and, he, a, I, you, it

and, he, a, I, you, it, it, you, I, a a, I, you, it, it, you, I, a, he, and and, he, a, I, you, it, it, you, I, a Level 9: he, a, I, you, it, of, of, it, you, I

he, a, I, you, it, of

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I, you, it, of, of, it, you, I, a, he he, a, I, you, it, of, of, it, you, I Level 10 a, I, you, it, of, in, in, of, it, you you, it, of, in, in, of, it, you, I, a a, I, you, it, of, in, in, of, it, you

: a, I, you, it, of, in

--------------------------------Challenge: Read these 10 words perfectly! the, to, and, he, a, I, you, it, of, in --------------------------------Level 11: I, you, it of, in, was I, you, it, of, in, was, was, in, of, it It, of, in, was, was, in, of, it, you, I I, you, it, of, in, was, was, in, of, it Level 12: you, it, of, in was, said you, it, of, in, was, said, said, was, in, of of, in, was, said, said, was, in, of, it, you you, it, of, in, was, said, said, was, in, of Level 13: it,

of, in, was, said, his

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it, of, in, was, said, his, his, said, was, in in, was, said, his, his, said, was, in, of, it it, of, in, was, said, his, his, said, was, in Level 14: of, in, was, said, his, that of, in, was, said, his, that, that, his, said, was was, said, his, that, that, his, said, was, in, of of, in, was, said, his, that, that, his, said, was Level 15: in, was, said, his, that, she in, was, said, his, that, she, she, that, his, said said, his, that, she, she, that, his, said, was, in in, was, said, his, that, she, she, that, his, said Level 16: was, said, his, that, she, for was, said, his, that, she, for, for, she, that, his his, that, she, for, for, she, that, his, said, was was, said, his, that, she, for, for, she, that, his Level 17: said, his, that, she, for, on said, his, that, she, for, on, on, for, she, that that, she, for, on, on, for, she, that, his, said said, his, that, she, for, on, on, for, she, that

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Level 18: his, that, she, for, on, they his, that, she, for, on, they, they, on, for, she she, for, on, they, they, on, for, she, that, his his, that, she, for, on, they, they, on, for, she Level 19: that, she, for, on, they, but that, she, for, on, they, but, but, they, on, for for, on, they, but, but, they, on, for, she, that that, she, for, on, they, but, but, they, on, for

Level 20: she, for, on, they, but, had she, for, on, they, but, had, had, but, they, on on, they, but, had, had, but, they, on, for, she she, for, on, they, but, had, had, but, they, on

--------------------------------Challenge: Read these 20 words perfectly! the, to, and, he, a, I, you, it, of, in,was, said, his, that, she, for, on, they, but, had --------------------------------Level 21: for, on, they, but, had, at

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for, on, they, but, had, at, at, had, but, they they, but, had, at, at, had,but, they, on for, on, they, but, had, at, at, had, but, they Level 22: on, they, but, had, at, him on, they, but, had, at, him, him, at, had, but but, had, at, him, him, at, had, but, they, on on, they, but, had, at, him, him, at, had, but Level 23: they, but, had, at, him, with they, but, had, at, him, with, with, him, at, had had, at, him, with, with, him, at, had, but, they they, but, had, at, him, with, with, him, at, had

Level 24: but, had, at, him, with, up but, had, at, him, with, up, up, with, him, at at, him, with, up, up, with, him, at, had, but but, had, at, him, with, up, up, with, him, at
Level 25: had,

at, him, with, up, see

had, at, him, with, up, see, see, up, with, him him, with, up, see, see, up, with, him, at, had

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had, at, him, with, up, see, see, up, with, him
Level 26: at,

him, with, up, see, all

at, him, with, up, see, all, all, see, up, with with, up, see, all, all, see, up, with, him, at at, him, with, up, see, all, all, see, up, with
Level 27: him,

with, up, see, all, look

him, with, up, see, all, look, look, all, see, up up, see, all, look, look, all, see, up, with, him him, with, up, see, all, look, look, all, see, up
Level 28: with,

up, see, all, look, is

with, up, see, all, look, is, is, look, all, see see, all, look, is, is, look, all, see, up, with with, up, see, all, look, is, is, look, all, see
Level 29: up,

see, all, look, is, her

up, see, all, look, is, her, her, is, look, all all, look, is, her, her, is, look, all, see, up up, see, all, look, is, her, her, is, look, all

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Level 30: see,

all, look, is, her, there

see, all, look, is, her, there, there, her, is, look look, is, her, there, there, her, is, look, all, see see, all, look, is, her, there, there, her, is, look

--------------------------------Challenge: Read these 30 words perfectly! the, to, and, he, a, I, you, it, of, in, was, said, his, that, she, for, on, they, but, had, at, him, with, up, see, all, look, is, her, there --------------------------------Level 31:

all, look, is, her, there, some

all, look, is, her, there, some, some, there, her, is is, her, there, some, some, there, her, is, look, all all, look, is, her, there, some, some, there, her, is
Level 32: look, is, her, there, some, word look, is, her, there, some, word, word, some, there, her her, there, some, word, word, some, there, her, is, look look, is, her, there, some, word, word, some, there, her Level 33: is,

her, there, some, word, out

is, her, there, some, word, out, out, word, some, there there, some, word, out, out, word, some, there, her, is

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is, her, there, some, word, out, out, word, some, there
Level 34: her,

there, some, word, out, as

her, there, some, word, out, as, as, out, word, some some, word, out, as, as, out, word, some, there, her her, there, some, word, out, as, as, out, word, some
Level 35: there,

some, word, out, as, be

there, some, word, out, as, be, be, as, out, word word, out, as, be, be, as, out, word, some, there there, some, word, out, as, be, be, as, out, word
Level 36: some,

word, out, as, be, each

some, word, out, as, be, each, each, be, as, out out, as, be. each, each, be, as, out, word, some some, word, out, as, be, each, each, be, as, out
Level 37: word,

out, as, be, each, have

word, out, as, be, each, have, have, each, be, as as, be, each, have, have, each, be, as, out, word word, out, as, be, each, have, have, each, be, as

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Level 38: out,

as, be, each, have, go

out, as, be, each, have, go, go, have, each, be be, each, have, go, go, have, each, be, as, out out, as, be, each, have, go, go, have, each, be
Level 39: as,

be, each, have, go, we

as, be, each, have, go, we, we, go, have, each each, have, go, we, we, go, have, each, be, as as, be, each, have, go, we, we, go, have, each
Level 40: be,

each, have, go, we, am

be, each, have, go, we, am, am, we, go, have have, go, we, am, am, we, go, have, each, be be, each, have, go, we, am, am, we, go, have

--------------------------------Challenge: Read these 40 words perfectly! the, to, and, he, a, I, you, it, of, in, was, said, his, that, she, for, on, they, but, had, at, him, with, up, see, all, look, is, her, there, some, word, out, as, be, each, have, go, we, am ---------------------------------

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Level 41: each,

have, go, we, am, then

each, have, go, we, am, then, then, am, we, go go, we, am, then, then, am, we, go, have, each each, have, go, we, am, then, then, am, we, go
Level 42: have,

go, we, am, then, little

have, go, we, am, then, little, little, then, am, we we, am, then, little, little, then, am, we, go, have have, go, we, am, then, little, little, then, am, we
Level 43: go,

we, am, then, little, down

go, we, am, then, little, down, down, little, then, am am, then, little, down, down, little, then, am, we, go go, we, am, then, little, down, down, little, then, am
Level 44: we,

am, then, little, down, do

we, am, then, little, down, do, do, down, little, then then, little, down, do, do, down, little, then, am, we we, am, then, little, down, do, do, down, little, then
Level 45: am,

then, little, down, do, can

am, then, little, down, do, can, can, do, down, little little, down, do, can, can, do, down, little, then, am am, then, little, down, do, can, can, do, down, little

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Level 46:

then, little, down, do, can, could

then, little, down, do, can, could, could, can, do, down down, do, can, could, could, can, do, down, little, then then, little, down, do, can, could, could, can, do, down Level 47: little, down, do, can, could, when little, down, do, can, could, when, when, could, can, do do, can, could, when, when, could, can, do, down, little little, down, do, can, could, when, when, could, can, do Level 48: down, do, can, could, when, did down, do, can, could, when, did, did, when, could, can can, could, when, did, did, when, could, can, do, down down, do, can, could, when, did, did, when, could, can Level 49: do, can, could, when, did, what do, can, could, when, did, what, what, did, when, could could, when, did, what, what, did, when, could, can, do do, can, could, when, did, what, what, did, when, could Level 50: can,

could, when, did, what, so

can, could, when, did, what, so, so, what, did, when when, did, what, so, so, what, did, when, could, can can, could, when, did, what, so, so, what, did, when

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--------------------------------Challenge: Read these 50 words perfectly! the, to, and, he, a, I, you, it, of, in, was, said, his, that, she, for, on, they, but, had, at, him, with, up, see, all, look, is, her, there, some, word, out, as, be, each, have, go, we, am, then, little, down, do, can, could, when, did, what, so --------------------------------Level 51: could, when, did, what, so, not
could, when, did, what, so, not, not, so, what, did did, what, so, not, not, so, what, did, when, could could, when, did, what, so, not, not, so, what, did
Level 52: when,

did, what, so, not, were

when, did, what, so, not, were, were, not, so, what what, so, not, were, were, not, so, what, did, when when, did, what, so, not, were, were, not, so, what
Level 53: did,

what, so, not, were, get

did, what, so, not, were, get, get, were, not, so so, not, were, get, get, were, not, so, what, did did, what, so, not, were, get, get, were, not, so

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Level 54: what,

so, not, were, get, them

what, so, not, were, get, them, them, get, were, not not, were, get, them, them, get, were, not, so, what what, so, not, were, get, them, them, get, were, not
Level 55: so,

not, were, get, them, like

so, not, were, get, them, like, like, them, get, were were, get, them, like, like, them, get, were, not, so so, not, were, get, them, like, like, them, get, were
Level 56: not,

were, get, them, like, one

not, were, get, them, like, one, one, like, them, get get, them, like, one, one, like, them, get, were, not not, were, get, them, like, one, one, like, them, get
Level 57: were,

get, them, like, one, this

were, get, them, like, one, this, this, one, like, them them, like, one, this, this, one, like, them, get, were were, get, them, like, one, this, this, one, like, them
Level 58: get,

them, like, one, this, my

get, them, like, one, this, my, my, this, one, like like, one, this, my, my, this, one, like, them, get get, them, like, one, this, my, my, this, one, like

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Level 59: them,

like, one, this, my, would

them, like, one, this, my, would, would, my, this, one one, this, my, would, would, my, this, one, like, them them, like, one, this, my, would, would, my, this, one
Level 60: like,

one, this, my, would, me

like, one, this my, would, me, me, would, my, this this, my, would, me, me, would, my, this, one, like like, one, this, my, would, me, me, would, my, this

--------------------------------Challenge: Read these 60 words perfectly! the, to, and, he, a, I, you, it, of, in, was, said, his, that, she, for, on, they, but, had, at, him, with, up, see, all, look, is, her, there, some, word, out, as, be, each, have, go, we, am, then, little, down, do, can, could, when, did, what, so, not, were, get, them, like, one, this, my, would, me --------------------------------Level 61: one, this, my, would, me, will
one, this, my, would, me, will, will, me, would, my my, would, me, will, will, me, would, my, this, one

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one, this, my, would, me, will, will, me, would, my
Level 62: this,

my, would, me, will, yes

this, my, would, me, will, yes, yes, will, me, would would, me, will, yes, yes, will, me, would, my, this this, my, would, me, will, yes, yes, will, me, would
Level 63: my,

would, me, will, yes, big

my, would, me, will, yes, big, big, yes, will, me me, will, yes, big, big, yes, will, me, would, my my, would, me, will, yes, big, big, yes, will, me
Level 64: would,

me, will, yes, big, more

would, me, will, yes, big, more, more, big, yes, will will, yes, big, more, more, big, yes, will, me, would would, me, will, yes, big, more, more, big, yes, will
Level 65: me,

will, yes, big, more, went

me, will, yes, big, more, went, went, more, big, yes yes, big, more, went, went, more, big, yes, will, me me, will, yes, big, more, went, went, more, big, yes
Level 66: will,

yes, big, more, went, are

will, yes, big, more, went, are, are, went, more, big big, more, went, are, are, went, more, big, yes, will

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will, yes, big, more, went, are, are, went, more, big
Level 67: yes,

big, more, went, are, come

yes, big, more, went, are, come, come, are, went, more more, went, are, come, come, are, went, more, big, yes yes, big, more, went, are, come, come, are, went, more
Level 68: big,

more, went, are, come, if

big, more, went, are, come, if, if, come, are, went went, are, come, if, if, come, are, went, more, big big, more, went, are, come, if, if, come, are, went
Level 69: more,

went, are, come, if, number

more, went, are, come, if, number, number,come, are, went went, are, come,number, number, if, come, are, went, more more, went, are, come, if, number, number,come, are, went
Level 70: went,

are, come, if, number, now

went, are, come, if, number, now, now, number, if, come come, if, number, now, now, number, if, come, are, went went, are, come, if, number, now, now, number, if, come

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--------------------------------Challenge: Read these 70 words perfectly! the, to, and, he, a, I, you, it, of, in, was, said, his, that, she, for, on, they, but, had, at, him, with, up, see, all, look, is, her, there, some, word, out, as, be, each, have, go, we, am, then, little, down, do, can, could, when, did, what, so, not, were, get, them, like, one, this, my, would, me, will, yes, big, more, went, are, come, if, number, now --------------------------------Level 71: are, come, if, number, now, long
are, come, if, number, now, long, long, now, number, if if, number, now, long, long, now, number, if, come, are are, come, if, number, now, long, long, now, number, if
Level 72: come,

if, number, now, long, no

come, if, number, now, long, no, no, long, now, number number, now, long, no, no, long, now, number, if, come come, if, number, now, long, no, no, long, now, number
Level 73: if,

number, now, long, no, way

if, number, now, long, no, way, way, no, long, now now, long, no, way, way, no, long, now, number, if

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if, number, now, long, no, way, way, no, long, now
Level 74: number,

now, long, no, way, came

number, now, long, no, way, came, came, way, no, long long, no, way, came, came, way, no, long, now, number number, now, long, no, way, came, came, way, no, long
Level 75: now,

long, no, way, came, too

now, long, no, way, came, too, too, came, way, no no, way, came, too, too, came, way, no, long, now now, long, no, way, came, too, too, came, way, no
Level 76: long,

no, way, came, too, ask

long, no, way, came, too, ask, ask, too, came, way way, came, too, ask, ask, too, came, way, no, long long, no, way, came, too, ask, ask, too, came, way
Level 77: no,

way, came, too, ask, very

no, way, came, too, ask, very, very, ask, too, came came, too, ask, very, very, ask, too, came, way, no no, way, came, too, ask, very, very, ask, too, came
Level 78: way,

came, too, ask, very, than

way, came, too, ask, very, than, than, very, ask, too too, ask, very, than, than, very, ask, too, came, way, no

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way, came, too, ask, very, than, than, very, ask, too
Level 79: came,

too, ask, very, than, an

came, too, ask, very, than, an, an, than, very, ask ask, very, than, an, an, than, very, ask, too, came came, too, ask, very, than, an, an, than, very, ask
Level 80: too,

ask, very, than, an, over

too, ask, very, than, an, over, over, an, than, very very, than, an, over, over, an, than, very, ask, too too, ask, very, than, an, over, over, an, than, very

--------------------------------Challenge: Read these 80 words perfectly! the, to, and, he, a, I, you, it, of, in, was, said, his, that, she, for, on, they, but, had, at, him, with, up, see, all, look, is, her, there, some, word, out, as, be, each, have, go, we, am, then, little, down, do, can, could, when, did, what, so, not, were, get, them, like, one, this, my, would, me, will, yes, big, more, went, are, come, if, number, now, long, no, way, came, too, ask, very, than, an, over

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Level 81: ask,

very, than, an, over, yours

ask, very, than, an, over, yours, yours, over, an, than than, an, over, yours, yours, over, an, than, very, ask ask, very, than, an, over, yours, yours, over, an, than
Level 82: very,

than, an, over, yours, its

very, than, an, over, yours, its, its, yours, over, an an, over, yours, its, its, yours, over, an, than, very very, than, an, over, yours, its, its, yours, over, an
Level 83: than,

an, over, yours, its, ride

than, an, over, yours, its, ride, ride, its, yours, over over, yours, its, ride, ride, yours, over, an, than, very than, an, over, yours, its, ride, ride, its, yours, over
Level 84: an,

over, yours, its, ride, into

an, over, yours, its, ride, into, into, ride, its, yours yours, its, ride, into, into, ride, its, yours, over, an an, over, yours, its, ride, into, into, ride, its, yours
Level 85: over,

yours, its, ride, into, just

over, yours, its, ride, into, just, just, into, ride, its its, ride, into, just, just, into, ride, its, yours over over, yours, its, ride, into, just, just, into, ride, its

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Level 86: yours,

its, ride, into, just, blue

yours, its, ride, into, just, blue, blue, just, into, ride ride, into, just, blue, blue, just, into, ride, its, yours yours, its, ride, into, just, blue, blue, just, into, ride
Level 87: its,

ride, into, just, blue, red

its, ride, into, just, blue, red, red, blue, just, into into, just, blue, red, red, blue, just, into, ride, its its, ride, into, just, blue, red, red, blue, just, into
Level 88: ride,

into, just, blue, red, from

ride, into, just, blue, red, from, from, red, blue, just just, blue, red, from, from, red, blue, just, into, ride ride, into, just, blue, red, from, from, red, blue, just
Level 89: into,

just, blue, red, from, good

into, just, blue, red, from, good, good, from, red, blue blue, red, from, good, good, from, red, blue, just, into into, just, blue, red, from, good, good, from, red, blue
Level 90: just,

blue, red, from, good, any

just, blue, red, from, good, any, any, good, from, red red, from, good, any, any, good, from, red, blue, just just, blue, red, from, good, any, any, good, from, red

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--------------------------------Challenge: Read these 90 words perfectly! the, to, and, he, a, I, you, it, of, in, was, said, his, that, she, for, on, they, but, had, at, him, with, up, see, all, look, is, her, there, some, word, out, as, be, each, have, go, we, am, then, little, down, do, can, could, when, did, what, so, not, were, get, them, like, one, this, my, would, me, will, yes, big, more, went, are, come, if, number, now, long, no, way, came, too, ask, very, than, an, over, yours, its, ride, into, just, blue, red, from, good, any --------------------------------Level 91: blue, red, from, good, any, about
blue, red, from, good, any, about, about, any, good, from from, good, any, about, about, any, good, from, red, blue blue, red, from, good, any, about, about, any, good, from
Level 92: red, from, good, any, about, around red, from, good, any, about, around, around, about, any, good good, any, about, around, around, about, any, good, from, red red, from, good, any, about, around, around, about, any, good

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Level 93: from, good, any, about, around, want from, good, any, about, around, want, want, around, about, any any, about, around, want, want, around, about, any, good, from from, good, any, about, around, want, want, around, about, any Level 94: good,

any, about, around, want, don’t

good, any, about, around, want, don’t, don’t, want, around, about about, around, want, don’t, don’t, want, around, about, any, good good, any, about, around, want, don’t, don’t, want, around, about

Level 95: any, about, around, want, don’t, how any, about, around, want, don’t, how, how, don’t, want, around around, want, don’t, how, how, don’t, want, around, about, any any, about, around, want, don’t, how, how, don’t, want, around Level 96: about, around, want, don’t, how, know about, around, want, don’t, how, know, know, how, don’t, want want, don’t, how, know, know, how, don’t, want, around, about about, around, want, don’t, how, know, know, how, don’t, want Level 97: around, want, don’t, how, know, part around, want, don’t, how, know, part, part, know, how, don’t don’t, how, know, part, part, know, how, don’t, want, around around, want, don’t, how, know, part, part, know, how, don’t Level 98: want, don’t, how, know, part, right want, don’t, how, know, part, right, right, part, know, how

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how, know, part, right, right, part, know, how, don’t, want want, don’t, how, know, part, right, right, part, know, how Level 99: don’t, how, know, part, right, put don’t, how, know, part, right, put, put, right, part, know know, part, right, put, put, right, part, know, how, don’t don’t, how, know, part, right, put, put, right, part, know Level 100: how, know, part, right, put, sound how, know, part, right, put, sound, sound, put, right, part part, right, put, sound, sound, put, right, part, know, how how, know, part, right, put, sound, sound, put, right, part

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--------------------------------Final Challenge: Read these 100 words perfectly!, the 100 most common words in English. This level must be completed in 60 seconds or less! the, to, and, he, a, I, you, it, of, in, was, said, his, that, she, for, on, they, but, had, at, him, with, up, see, all, look, is, her, there, some, word, out, as, be, each, have, go, we, am, then, little, down, do, can, could, when, did, what, so, not, were, get, them, like, one, this, my, would, me, will, yes, big, more, went, are, come, if, number, now, long, no, way, came, too, ask, very, than, an, over, yours, its, ride, into, just, blue, red, from, good, any, about, around, want, don’t, how, know, part, right, put, sound

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Place a checkmark in a star each time you break a personal record! If SuperSpeed 100 is used in the context of the Power Student Olympics, other awards are described on page 12.

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Appendix B SuperSpeed 1000
A Game That Teaches Students To Rapidly Read 1000 of the Most Common Sight Words

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SuperSpeed 1000 is a game designed to teach readers 1000 of the most common sight words.
Versions of this game have been successfully classroom tested by hundreds of students since 1999. SuperSpeed 1000 is especially effective when used in the Power Student Olympics, described in the first section of this book. Sight words, like “the, to, and, of”, are the most common words in English. Only 100 sight words make up over 50% of all the words students read! If these words cannot be read quickly, at a rate of at least 90 words per minute, by the end of 3rd grade, students’ odds of success in the rest of their education are significantly diminished. The more rapidly students can read sight words, the greater their reading fluency and pleasure. SuperSpeed 1000 is appropriate for readers from 3rd grade through 12th. In addition, the game adapts superbly to the needs of English learners, including adults who are taking a beginning reading course. If you let your students play SuperSpeed 1000 for only a few minutes, several times a week, you’ll see substantial improvements in

62 overall reading speed; gains of 20% -40% within a month are not uncommon. SuperSpeed 1000 is so entertaining that many teachers have used it as a reward for good behavior! Students work hard in class, to gain the privilege of playing SuperSpeed!! The words in SuperSpeed 1000 are arranged in order of frequency. “The” is the most common word in English, and thus it is the first word read. “To” is the next most common word in English and is the second word read, and so forth. The 1000 words in SuperSpeed 1000 are a compilation of the well known Dolch and Frye lists, but are not arranged in an order identical to either.

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Playing SuperSpeed 1000 is quite simple. Arrange your class in groups of twos. If you have an odd number of students,
you will pair with the extra student. Without telling your pupils be sure that a weaker reader is always paired with a stronger reader. After you hand out the SuperSpeed 1000 word list (see page 8) say something like the following, to your students, “We’re going to play SuperSpeed, a game you’ll love! When I say ‘go!’, one person on your team reads the first word, then the other person on the team reads the next word, and so on. Keep taking turns. If your partner doesn’t know a word, or mispronounces it, ‘helpsies’ is allowed. Say the word for him or her. Keep taking turns, reading as fast as you can. I’ll say ‘stop!’ after a minute. Mark your team’s record on the page; then I’ll give you another try for a minute. Start over with the first word you read, but this time your partner goes first and you go second. Your partner reads the first word, you read the second word, and so forth. If you beat your team record after a minute, give yourselves a merry cheer. Now, explain some of the rules of SuperSpeed 1000 to each other.” After you students have explained the game to each other, add the following.

64 “On the SuperSpeed 1000 list you’ll occasionally see underlined italics words called zingers. Every zinger is a nonsense word like splootz! or zoink! When you finish playing, count up the number of zingers your team read when you set your best team record. Every zinger gives you a five word bonus. So, if your team read two zingers, then the next time you play, you can start 10 words from your previous starting place. For example, if you began at the first word 'the’ and read through two zingers, then you earn a two bonuses and next time you can start 10 words further on, with word ‘was.’ Tell each other how much you love those nonsense. bonus zingers!” Only one additional rule needs to be added. When players break personal records, they should place a checkmark inside a new personal record star on page 18. You may be surprised at how much your students enjoy creating, and sharing!, a visual record of their own achievements. Students love setting and breaking records and also, for some reason, they love nonsense words. Virtually every time a team plays, they will break a previous record, and will often spontaneously cheer. Zingers give them an excuse to be silly and, because they are scattered through SuperSpeed 1000, teams have additional incentives, besides trying to break a record, for reading quickly. “Look, there’s a zinger down there ... we’ve got to get to it.” Zingers also automatically move

65 players forward through the game, so that they are always reading a few words more than the previous time they played. The repetitive structure of SuperSpeed 1000 assures you that students receive plenty of practice on the most common sight words. Whenever students achieve a new starting level, and they will frequently, you should encourage them to give themselves a merry cheer (and put a checkmark inside a new personal record star on page 18). Playing SuperSpeed 1000 is an ideal reward for good behavior in class. Wouldn’t you rather see your students eagerly mastering sight words than giving them candy? The game literally takes a few minutes ... and the most common comment we hear from teachers is “My class loves it!” Students, effortlessly, receive hundreds of repetitions reading the most common sight words while setting and breaking team records. The goal is not to break another team’s record, but to surpass your own team’s previous best mark. Even better than increasing reading speed, players of SuperSpeed 1000 are rewarded with one of the most deeply powerful lessons in education: I can set and break personal records. I can always do better than my own previous best.

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You can easily adapt SuperSpeed 1000 to the special needs of individual students.
You can fill the role of the student’s partner, as described above and take turns reading words. Or, for variety, simply have your students read the words on their own, as fast as possible. Encourage them to keep breaking personal records.

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Directions: Make a team of two readers. Beginning at line 1 below, you read the first word and your partner reads the second word. Keep taking turns, reading as quickly as possible for a minute. When your team is finished, mark the last word you or your partner read. This is your team record. Play again for a minute, trying to break this record, but this time, your partner goes first. Your partner reads the first word, you read the second word, and so forth. At the end of a minute if your team beats your team record give a merry cheer. Every underlined word in italics is a nonsense word called a zinger. For example, the first two zingers are splootz! (line 6) and zoink! (line 13.) Count the number of zingers your team reads when it sets its best team record. Each zinger gives your team a five word bonus. So, if your team read two zingers, then the next time you play you can begin 10 words from your previous starting place. For example, if you began at word “the” and read through two zingers, then you can start next time 10 words further on, with the word “was.”

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got, take, where, every, pretty, place, jump, green, four, away,old, by, most,their, here, saw, call, after, well, moop! think, name, ran, sentence, let, follow, help, make, going, great, sleep, brown, yellow, you, through, other, walk, line, since, or, before, mean, eat, same, again, home, play, who, been, may, boy, aggh! stop, off, never, also, seven, eight, form, set, cold, today, goes,myself, round, set, tell, much, keep, give, large, work, first, even, such, try, find, new, must, start, black, white, turn, ten, does, bring, men, women, point, always, drink, need, once, different, soon, made, move, run, gave, open, has, hand, yatz! only, picture, us, our, change, three, spell, air, better, hold, buy, animal, house, page, write, letter, mother, father, funny, warm, answer, ate, learn, full, small, those, done, use, cried, say, light, pick, hurt, pull, cut, kind, both, high, sit, near, add, food, between, which, below, plant, country, fall, school, carry, gleep-rumple!

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tree, under,read, why, own, found, wash, cold, hot, because,32 far, live, draw, earth, eye, clean, grow, thought, head, best, 33 story,upon,these, sing, car, left, together,please, few, dizle! 34 while, along, might, close, thank, wish, seem, man shall, 35 hard, laugh, example, begin, life, paper, group, often, 36 important, until, side, feet, dorf! 37

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cows, it’s, your, being, sun, questions, fish, dog, mark, horse, birds, area, room, door, ship, table, farm, ground, town, wood, road, box, friends, stars, street, building, red, black, green, wheels, ocean, island, field, fire, waves,wind, rock, space, however, low, hours, complete, products, happened, whole, measure, remember, early during, short better, best, listen, reached, covered, fast, several, hold, himself, toward, true, step, morning passed, vowel, five, ten, hundred, numeral, thousands, knew, north, south, money, map, since, pulled, draw, voice, seen, slow, fast, plan, notice, slowly, sing, war, ever, tall, king, piece, I’ll, unit, figure, certain, across, travel, told, today, upon, bap!

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done,English,usually, half, pattern, fly,gave, didn’t, finally, 50 wait, correct, oh, quickly, person, became, shown, goinch! 51 minutes, strong, verb, easy, front, feel, fact, inches, rarlup! 52 heard, decided, contain, course, surface, produce, order, 53 sure, class, note, nothing, rest, carefully, scientists, inside, 54 become, stay top, known, problem, week, less, machine, 55 base, ago, stood, zingy-doingy! 56 plane, system, behind, ran, round, boat, game, force, brought, understand, warm, common, bring, explain, dry, though, language, shape, deep, against, America, dear, equation, yet, government, filled, heat, full, hot, check, object, am, rule, among, noun, power, cannot, able, six, size, dark, ball, material, special, heavy, fine, pair, circle, include, built, clickwaddle! 57 58 59 60 61 62 63

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can’t, matter, square,syllables, perhaps, bill, felt, suddenly, test, direction, center, farmers, ready, anything, divided, general, energy, subject, Europe, moon, region, return, believe, dance, members, picked, simple, cells, paint,mind, love, cause, rain, exercise,eggs, train, blue, wish, kizwiddy! drop, developed, window, difference, distance, heart, sit, sum, summer, wall, forest, probably, tazzzz! legs, sat, main, winter, wide, written, length, reason, kept, interest, arms, brother, race, present, beautiful, store, job, edge, past, sign, record, finished, discovered, wild, happy, beside, gone, sky, glass, million, west, lay, weather, root, instruments, meet, third, months, paragraph, raised, represent, soft, whether, clothes, flowers, shall, teacher, held, describe, drive, boing-gorplump! cross, speak, solve, appear, metal, son, either, ice, sleep, village, factors, result, jumped, snow, ride, care, floor, hill, pushed, baby, buy, century, outside, everything, tall, already, instead, phrase, soil, bed, copy, free, hope, spring, case, laughed, nation, quite, type, themselves, temperature, bright, lead, everyone, method, section, lake, consonant, within, dictionary, flooooooop! moop! barloopy! hair, age, amount, scale, pounds, although, per, broken, moment, tiny, possible, gold, milk, quite, natural, lot,stone, act, build, middle, speed, count, cat, someone, sail, rolled, bear, wonder, smiled, angle, fraction, Africa, killed,

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Place a checkmark in a star each time you break a personal record! If SuperSpeed 1000 is used with the Power Student Olympics, other rewards are described on page 12.

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Appendix C SuperSpeed Math
A Game That Teaches Students To Rapidly Solve 100’s Of The Most Common Addition, Subtraction, Multiplication And Division Problems

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Introduction The SuperSpeed Math Grids How To Play SuperSpeed Math Adjusting For Stronger and Weaker Learners One on One Tutorials The Gnarlies SuperSpeed Addition SuperSpeed Subtraction SuperSpeed Multiplication SuperSpeed Division SuperSpeed Gnarlies SuperSpeed Personal Record Stars

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SuperSpeed Math is a lively, entertaining game designed to teach beginning learners of any age math facts in
addition, subtraction, multiplication and division using the numbers from 0-10. Versions of this game have been successfully classroom tested by thousands of students since 1999. SuperSpeed Math is especially useful if used in the context of the Power Student Olympics described in the first section of this book. Because it begins with the simplest arithmetic operations and continues through the most difficult, SuperSpeed Math is appropriate for learners from kindergarten through 12th grade. The game also adapts superbly to the needs of English learners, including adults who are taking a beginning math course. If your students play SuperSpeed Math for only a few minutes, several times a week, you’ll see substantial improvements in overall mathematics accuracy; gains of 20% within a month are not uncommon. SuperSpeed Math is so entertaining that teachers have used it as a reward for good behavior! Students work hard in class, to gain the privilege of playing SuperSpeed!!

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As a representative of our approach, we’ll focus the following on SuperSpeed Addition. The other math games,
subtraction, multiplication and division, follow the same format. (You’ll learn more about Gnarlies, the most common math errors, in a few moments.) Except for “carrying”, all addition operations involve nothing more complex than adding the numbers from 0-10. And yet in every class, students make countless addition errors. Why? The reason is obvious: students have too little addition practice. Your class will not be able to flawlessly total columns of numbers until they can master adding two numbers. The more rapidly students can add (and perform the other three math operations, subtraction, multiplication and division), the greater their mathematics fluency and confidence SuperSpeed Addition (like the rest of SuperSpeed Math) is played with a grid of problems. There are only two levels, termed, appropriately enough, Level 1 and Level 2. Level 1 is simpler; Level 2 is more complex. Each level is composed of a test and a set of answers. Students work in pairs. One student orally takes the test; the other student checks the answers (more details in a moment.) Look at the next page to see the first three rows of the test and answer grid from Level 1 of SuperSpeed Addition.

79 Here are the first three rows of the test and the answer grid from Level 1 for SuperSpeed Addition. Note that the test grid is identical to the answer grid, except, of course, that it lacks answers.
Level 1: ADDITION Test

A 1 2
0 +0 1 +0 1 +1

B
0 +1 2 +0 1 +2

C
0 +2 3 +0 1 +3

D
0 +3 4 +0 1 +4

E
0 +4 5 +0 1 +5

F
0 +5 6 +0 1 +6

G
0 +6 7 +0 1 +7

H
0 +7 8 +0 1 +8

I
0 +8 9 +0 1 +9

H
0 +9 10 +0

K
0 +10 11 +0

3

1 1 +10 +11

Level 1: ADDITION Answers

A 1 2
0 +0 0 1 +0 1 1 +1 2

B
0 +1 1 2 +0 2 1 +2 3

C
0 +2 2 3 +0 3 1 +3 4

D
0 +3 3 4 +0 4 1 +4 5

E
0 +4 4 5 +0 5 1 +5 6

F
0 +5 5 6 +0 6 1 +6 7

G
0 +6 6 7 +0 7 1 +7 8

H
0 +7 7 8 +0 8 1 +8 9

I
0 +8 8 9 +0 9 1 +9 10

H
0 +9 9 10 +0 10 1 +10 11

K
0 +10 10 11 +0 11 1 +11 12

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80 On the next page you’ll find, in reduced form, the entire Answer grid for Level 1. Here, shrunk to fit this page, is the Answer grid for Level 1.

A 1 2 3
4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11
0 +0 0 1 +0 1 1 +2 3 4 +1 5 2 +6 8 9 +2 11 5 +3 8 4 +9 13 5 +8 13 6 +9 15 9 +7 16

B
0 +1 1 2 +0 2 1 +3 4 5 +1 6 2 +7 9 10 +2 12 6 +3 9 4 +10 14 5 +9 14 6 +10 16 10 +7 17

C
0 +2 2 3 +0 3 1 +4 5 6 +1 7 2 +8 10 3 +3 6 7 +3 10 5 +4 9 5 +10 12 7 +6 13 8 +8 16

D
0 +3 3 4 +0 4 1 +5 6 7 +1 8 2 +9 11 3 +4 7 8 +3 11 6 +4 10 6 +5 11 8 +6 14 8 +9 17

E
0 +4 4 5 +0 5 1 +6 7 8 +1 9 2 +10 12 3 +5 8 9 +3 12 7 +4 11 7 +5 12 9 +6 15 8 +10 18

F
0 +5 5 6 +0 6 1 +7 8 9 +1 10 3 +2 5 3 +6 9 10 +3 13 8 +4 12 8 +5 13 10 +6 16 9 +8 17

G
0 +6 6 7 +0 7 1 +8 9 10 +1 11 4 +2 6 3 +7 10 4 +4 8 9 +4 13 9 +5 14 7 +7 14 10 +8 18

H
0 +7 7 8 +0 8 1 +9 10 2 +2 4 5 +2 7 3 +8 11 4 +5 9 10 +4 14 10 +5 15 7 +8 15 9 +9 18

I
0 +8 8 9 +0 9 1 +10 11 2 +3 5 6 +2 8 3 +9 12 4 +6 10 5 +5 10 6 +6 12 7 +9 16 9 +10 19

H
0 +9 9 10 +0 10 2 +1 3 2 +4 6 7 +2 9 3 +10 13 4 +7 11 5 +6 11 6 +7 13 7 +10 17 10 +9 19

K
0 +10 10 1 +1 2 3 +1 4 2 +5 7 8 +2 10 4 +3 17 4 +8 12 5 +7 12 6 +8 14 8 +7 15 10 +10 20

81 Every possible combination of addition problems 0-10 is included in numerical order. The problems move from simpler, adding 0, 1, 2, 3 to more complex, adding 6, 7, 8, 9. Note the shaded boxes of the 15 problems, the Gnarly 15, near the end. The Gnarlies have been identified by college math instructors as the most common addition errors. The closer pairs of numbers approach 10 (6 + 7, 8 + 9, etc.), the more likely students are to make an addition error. With one exception. Students seem to make fewer errors when they are adding doubles, 6 + 6, 7 + 7, 8 + 8 and 9 + 9. Spend some time helping yours students master the Gnarlies … there are only 15 in addition (and somewhat more in the other math operations.) When they learn there are only 15 problems that cause the majority of addition errors in college, they’ll be motivated to focus especially hard on these challenging pairs. (Think about that. There are only 15 addition problems that cause the majority of difficulty in higher grades … let’s rid the world of the Gnarlies!) On the next page, you’ll find the first three rows of the Level 2 Addition grids.

82 Here are the first three rows of the Level 2 Addition grids. Level 2: ADDITION Test 1 2 3 A 7 +9 8 +4 1 +2 B 0 +1 6 +7 2 +8 C 8 +6 8 +8 7 +6 D 3 +6 8 +5 E 7 +5 10 +8 F 4 +4 6 +8 G 7 +8 6 +2 H 0 +7 6 +9 6 +5 I 6 +4 4 +7 9 +7 J 10 +5 8 +7 2 +1 K 9 +6 3 +8 7 +1

5 8 +10 +9

9 10 +10 +3

Level 2: ADDITION Answers 1 2 3 A 7 +9 16 8 +4 12 1 +2 3 B 0 +1 1 6 +7 13 2 +8 10 C 8 +6 14 8 +8 16 7 +6 13 D 3 +6 9 8 +5 13 5 +10 15 E 7 +5 12 10 +8 18 8 +9 17 F 4 +4 8 6 +8 14 9 +10 18 G 7 +8 15 6 +2 8 10 +3 13 H 0 +7 7 6 +9 15 6 +5 11 I 6 +4 10 4 +7 11 9 +7 16 J 10 +5 15 8 +7 15 2 +1 3 K 9 +6 15 3 +8 11 7 +1 8

Level 2 presents the same 121 addition problems as Level 1 but in random order and the Gnarlies are much closer to the beginning. When students master Level 2, they have mastered all the basic addition facts

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and will have had plenty of practice adding the most troublesome pairs of numbers. One final, and important note. When you hand out these grids to your students, print each Level on one page, back to back. Level 1 Test is on one side of the page; Level 1 Answers is on the other side of the same sheet. Same for Level 2 Test and Answers.

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Playing SuperSpeed Math is simple. We’ll continue to use SuperSpeed Addition as our example.
The game is played in 60 second time periods, with students working in pairs. As quickly as possible, one student orally solves the questions on the Test; the other student checks the Answers. Arrange your class in groups of twos. If you have an odd number of students, you will pair with the extra student. Without telling your pupils, be sure that a weaker learner is always paired with a stronger learner. Each student gets two 60 second attempts. Thus, if Juana and Paul are playing, Juana, looking at the test sheet, orally solves as many addition problems as possible in 60 seconds while Paul, looking at the answer sheet, orally corrects her mistakes. Then, Juana gets a second try and attempts to break her previous record. When Juana is finished, Paul gets two 60 second attempts; Juana orally corrects his mistakes. The goal is for each player to solve as many math problems as possible in 60 seconds, setting and breaking personal records. Juana is not trying to beat Paul’s record or vice versa. Juana’s only focus is on improving her fastest time. Students are racing against themselves … which is the fairest race of all. Emphasize to your class that “helpsies” is not only allowed but encouraged. If Juana doesn’t know an answer, Paul, making a dot on the troublesome problem on the answer sheet, immediately helps her. Players, because they are slowed down when they are corrected, soon understand that studying the problems on the answer sheet with the most dots is the best way to improve their personal records.

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Only three additional rules needs to be added. 1. Before players begin they should mark a goal on the math grid; this indicates the problem they hope to complete by the end of 60 seconds. Goal setting is not only a crucial feature in SuperSpeed … it certainly makes the game even more exciting, but also, obviously, an important component in education and life. 2. When players break personal records, they should place their score inside a personal record star on page111. Thus, for example, if Juana finishes problem C in row 8, she would write C8 in her personal record star. You will be surprised at how much your students enjoy creating, and sharing!, a visual record of their own achievements. 3. If students can accurately solve every problem they attempt in 60 seconds, then the next time they play they can start one row further down. For example, if Juana begins at row 1 and in 60 seconds solves every problem up to row 8, then the next time she plays she can begin at row 2. This allows students to move forward who are making no math errors. Now, here is a very important point. Students love to play SuperSpeed Math because they love to strive for goals and to set and break personal records. Players are never competing against each other, but against their own previous best effort. Thus, the learning objective is set at exactly the right level, no matter a player’s ability. The only standard Juana must exceed is the one she set for herself the last time she played. Until you try SuperSpeed Math in class, you won’t believe the enthusiasm your students will have while playing. Students love the feeling of being record breakers, and the unique structure of SuperSpeed Math gives them this feeling over and over

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Let’s say that Juana is a math whiz and Paul isn’t.
That’s all right. When you think she’s ready, simply move Juana on to Level 2. This will present a new, significantly harder challenge. If she can solve all the addition problems set up in random order in 60 seconds, then when she gets to the end, she starts over at the beginning. In many cases you will find that students like Paul, a weaker learner, will set more personal records than students like Juana. It is easier to set and break personal records when you are a slow than when you are fast! Isn’t that wonderful? When playing SuperSpeed Math, your weakest learners can be the biggest winners!!!! If you are a lower grade teacher or want to simplify the game, limit students to the first few rows of any of the SuperSpeed Level 1 Math grids (addition, subtraction, multiplication, division … and the Gnarlies.) In general, rows 1-3 contain nothing but math problems involving 0, 1, 2, 3. If you are a higher grade teacher or want to increase the difficulty of the game, either begin with Level 2 (the random collection of math problems) or limit your students to competing on the last four or five rows of Level 1 (these rows contain the larger numbers and all the Gnarlies.) If you decide to limit your students to a smaller set of numbers for either of the above reasons, then their task is simply to see how many times they can complete the assigned set in 60 seconds. If you want to significantly increase the difficulty of the game, or any subset of the game, then tell students to subtract one from their score for each problem missed. Thus, if Juana completes 121 problems in 60

87 seconds, but misses 10 according to Paul’s dots, then her personal record is 111 (120 – 10 = 111). Playing SuperSpeed Math is an ideal reward for good behavior in class. Wouldn’t you rather see your students eagerly mastering addition than giving them candy? The game literally takes a few minutes ... and the most common comment we hear from teachers is “My class loves it!” Students effortlessly receive hundreds of repetitions solving the most common addition problems while setting and breaking personal records. Even better than increasing math fluency, players of SuperSpeed Math are rewarded with one of the most deeply powerful lessons in education: I can set and break personal records. I can always do better than my own previous best.

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It is easy to adapt SuperSpeed Math for students with special needs. When working one on one, you, a peer tutor, or any
stronger learner takes the role of the weaker student’s partner. For added excitement the stronger learner can make addition mistakes on purpose and complain about his/her math problems. If 60 seconds is too long a time period, shorten the game to a minute or even 30 seconds. When the weaker learner breaks his or her record, loudly celebrate; the stronger learner should demand an equally rowdy celebration when he or she breaks a record. Kids love to make a racket.

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As noted earlier, the Gnarlies are the most common math errors. College teachers report that the numbers 6, 7, 8 and
9 cause students the most difficulty, no matter whether they are adding, subtracting, multiplying or dividing. Thus, each SuperSpeed grid contains its own set of Gnarlies. In Level 1, the Gnarlies occur near the bottom of the grid; in Level 2, where the math problems are randomly distributed, the Gnarlies have all magically gravitated toward the beginning of the grid where students will receive the most practice… gosh, those dang Gnarlies. After the grids for addition, subtraction, multiplication and division, SuperSpeed Math concludes with two surprises. Yes, you’ve guessed it. We finish with two grids, Level 1 and Level 2, of nothing but addition, subtraction, multiplication and division Gnarlies… and even worse, Level 2 has these horrible problems randomly mixed! Oh, those dang, dang Gnarlies. If you want to produce a high level of math fitness in your class, we recommend the following weekly schedule: -- Monday: SuperSpeed Addition -- Tuesday: SuperSpeed Subtraction -- Wednesday: SuperSpeed Multiplication -- Thursday: SuperSpeed Division -- Friday: SuperSpeed Gnarlies Move your students from Level 1 to Level 2 as you think best. Tailor the game to your needs. Use some or all the rows of each grid …

90 lengthen or shorten the timed periods as necessary. Dream up wacky, hilarious ways to celebrate students breaking personal records. One last, but important thought. We in Power Teaching believe that teachers and students should not only set personal but also class goals. We suggest that you set your class goal, for each time they play SuperSpeed at, initially, 50% of your students breaking a personal record. The class as a whole should have a reward, a small one, whenever this goal is achieved. For example, everyone, even the non-record breakers, should receive 1 point extra credit, or one minute more of free time at the end of the day. When the 50% goal is routinely achieved, then raise the bar to 60% and eventually 75% or higher. We want to teach our students that the success of one, effects many others … and the success of many, can influence one. Thus, playing SuperSpeed Math creates a powerful learning community in which all players benefit from group record breaking.

SuperSpeed Addition Level 1: Test

A 1 2 3
4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 0 +0 1 +0 1 +2 4 +1 2 +6 9 +2 5 +3 4 +9 5 +8 6 +9 9 +7

B
0 +1 2 +0 1 +3 5 +1 2 +7 10 +2 6 +3 4 +10 5 +9 6 +10 10 +7

C
0 +2 3 +0 1 +4 6 +1 2 +8 3 +3 7 +3 5 +4 5 +10 7 +6 8 +8

D
0 +3 4 +0 1 +5 7 +1 2 +9 3 +4 8 +3 6 +4 6 +5 8 +6 8 +9

E
0 +4 5 +0 1 +6 8 +1 2 +10 3 +5 9 +3 7 +4 7 +5 9 +6 8 +10

F
0 +5 6 +0 1 +7 9 +1 3 +2 3 +6 10 +3 8 +4 8 +5 10 +6 9 +8

G
0 +6 7 +0 1 +8 10 +1 4 +2 3 +7 4 +4 9 +4 9 +5 7 +7 10 +8

H
0 +7 8 +0 1 +9 2 +2 5 +2 3 +8 4 +5 10 +4 10 +5 7 +8 9 +9

I
0 +8 9 +0 1 +10 2 +3 6 +2 3 +9 4 +6 5 +5 6 +6 7 +9 9 +10

J
0 +9 10 +0 2 +1 2 +4 7 +2 3 +10 4 +7 5 +6 6 +7 7 +10 10 +9

K
0 +10 1 +1 3 +1 2 +5 8 +2 4 +3 4 +8 5 +7 6 +8 8 +7 10 +10

92

SuperSpeed Addition Level 1: Answers

A 1 2 3
4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 0 +0 0 1 +0 1 1 +2 3 4 +1 5 2 +6 8 9 +2 11 5 +3 8 4 +9 13 5 +8 13 6 +9 15 9 +7 16

B
0 +1 1 2 +0 2 1 +3 4 5 +1 6 2 +7 9 10 +2 12 6 +3 9 4 +10 14 5 +9 14 6 +10 16 10 +7 17

C
0 +2 2 3 +0 3 1 +4 5 6 +1 7 2 +8 10 3 +3 6 7 +3 10 5 +4 9 5 +10 15 7 +6 13 8 +8 16

D
0 +3 3 4 +0 4 1 +5 6 7 +1 8 2 +9 11 3 +4 7 8 +3 11 6 +4 10 6 +5 11 8 +6 14 8 +9 17

E
0 +4 4 5 +0 5 1 +6 7 8 +1 9 2 +10 12 3 +5 8 9 +3 12 7 +4 11 7 +5 12 9 +6 15 8 +10 18

F
0 +5 5 6 +0 6 1 +7 8 9 +1 10 3 +2 5 3 +6 9 10 +3 13 8 +4 12 8 +5 13 10 +6 16 9 +8 17

G
0 +6 6 7 +0 7 1 +8 9 10 +1 11 4 +2 6 3 +7 10 4 +4 8 9 +4 13 9 +5 14 7 +7 14 10 +8 18

H
0 +7 7 8 +0 8 1 +9 10 2 +2 4 5 +2 7 3 +8 11 4 +5 9 10 +4 14 10 +5 15 7 +8 15 9 +9 18

I
0 +8 8 9 +0 9 1 +10 11 2 +3 5 6 +2 8 3 +9 12 4 +6 10 5 +5 10 6 +6 12 7 +9 16 9 +10 19

J
0 +9 9 10 +0 10 2 +1 3 2 +4 6 7 +2 9 3 +10 13 4 +7 11 5 +6 11 6 +7 13 7 +10 17 10 +9 19

K
0 +10 10 1 +1 2 3 +1 4 2 +5 7 8 +2 10 4 +3 7 4 +8 12 5 +7 12 6 +8 14 8 +7 15 10 +10 20

93

SuperSpeed Addition Level 2: Test

A 1 2 3
4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 7 +9 8 +4 1 +2 4 +1 2 +6 9 +2 5 +3 4 +9 5 +8 10 +0 6 +0

B
0 +1 6 +7 2 +8 2 +5 2 +7 10 +2 6 +3 5 +6 5 +9 6 +10 10 +7

C
8 +6 8 +8 7 +6 6 +1 7 +4 0 +9 2 +4 5 +4 3 +10 3 +0 2 +0

D
3 +6 8 +5 5 +10 9 +8 2 +9 3 +4 8 +3 0 +10 9 +3 1 +10 7 +3

E
7 +5 10 +8 8 +9 9 +4 1 +9 3 +5 1 +3 1 +6 0 +3 5 +0 8 +10

F
4 +4 6 +8 9 +10 9 +1 3 +2 0 +2 1 +7 1 +8 1 +0 10 +6 4 +2

G
7 +8 6 +2 10 +3 10 +1 4 +8 3 +7 0 +4 1 +1 9 +5 7 +7 4 +0

H
0 +7 6 +9 6 +5 9 +9 5 +2 10 +9 4 +5 10 +4 0 +8 2 +2 2 +10

I
6 +4 4 +7 9 +7 2 +3 7 +0 3 +9 4 +6 7 +10 6 +6 5 +5 3 +3

J
10 +5 8 +7 2 +1 8 +0 7 +2 1 +4 0 +6 0 +0 8 +1 3 +1 0 +5

K
9 +6 3 +8 7 +1 4 +10 8 +2 4 +3 5 +1 5 +7 1 +5 9 +0 10 +10

94

SuperSpeed Addition Level 2: Answers

A 1 2 3
4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 7 +9 16 8 +4 12 1 +2 3 4 +1 5 2 +6 8 9 +2 11 5 +3 8 4 +9 13 5 +8 13 10 +0 10 6 +0 6

B
0 +1 1 6 +7 13 2 +8 10 2 +5 7 2 +7 9 10 +2 12 6 +3 9 5 +6 11 5 +9 14 6 +10 16 10 +7 17

C
8 +6 14 8 +8 16 7 +6 13 6 +1 7 7 +4 11 0 +9 9 2 +4 6 5 +4 9 3 +10 13 3 +0 3 2 +0 2

D
3 +6 9 8 +5 13 5 +10 15 9 +8 17 2 +9 11 3 +4 7 8 +3 11 0 +10 10 9 +3 12 1 +10 11 7 +3 10

E
7 +5 12 10 +8 18 8 +9 17 9 +4 13 1 +9 10 3 +5 8 1 +3 4 1 +6 7 0 +3 3 5 +0 5 8 +10 18

F
4 +4 8 6 +8 14 9 +10 19 9 +1 10 3 +2 5 0 +2 2 1 +7 8 1 +8 9 1 +0 1 10 +6 16 4 +2 6

G
7 +8 15 6 +2 8 10 +3 13 10 +1 11 4 +8 12 3 +7 10 0 +4 4 1 +1 2 9 +5 14 7 +7 14 4 +0 4

H
0 +7 7 6 +9 15 6 +5 11 9 +9 18 5 +2 7 10 +9 19 4 +5 9 10 +4 14 0 +8 8 2 +2 4 2 +10 12

I
6 +4 10 4 +7 11 9 +7 16 2 +3 5 7 +0 7 3 +9 12 4 +6 10 7 +10 17 6 +6 12 5 +5 10 3 +3 6

J
10 +5 15 8 +7 15 2 +1 3 8 +0 8 7 +2 9 1 +4 5 0 +6 6 0 +0 0 8 +1 9 3 +1 4 0 +5 5

K
9 +6 15 3 +8 11 7 +1 8 4 +10 14 8 +2 10 4 +3 7 5 +1 6 5 +7 12 1 +5 6 9 +0 9 10 +10 20

95

SuperSpeed Subtraction Level 1: Test

A 1 2 3
4 5 6 7 8 9 10 0 -0 1 -1 3 -2 6 -3 10 -4 10 -6 20 -10 18 -9 16 -8 14 -7 12 -6

B
1 -1 2 -1 4 -2 7 -3 5 -5 7 -7 20 -9 18 -8 16 -7 14 -6 11 -10

C
2 -0 3 -1 5 -2 8 -3 6 -5 8 -7 20 -8 18 -7 16 -6 13 -10 11 -9

D
3 -0 4 -1 6 -2 9 -3 7 -5 9 -7 20 -7 18 -6 15 -10 13 -9 11 -8

E
4 -0 5 -1 7 -2 10 -3 8 -5 10 -7 20 -6 17 -10 15 -9 13 -8 11 -7

F
5 -0 6 -1 8 -2 4 -4 9 -5 8 -8 19 -10 17 -9 15 -8 13 -7 11 -6

G
6 -0 7 -1 9 -2 5 -4 10 -5 9 -8 19 -9 17 -8 15 -7 13 -6 11 -5

H
7 -0 8 -1 10 -2 6 -4 6 -6 10 -8 19 -8 17 -7 15 -6 12 -10 11 -4

I
8 -0 9 -1 3 -3 7 -4 7 -6 9 -9 19 -7 17 -6 14 -10 12 -9 11 -3

J
9 -0 10 -1 4 -3 8 -4 8 -6 10 -9 19 -6 16 -10 14 -9 12 -8 11 -2

K
10 -0 2 -2 5 -3 9 -4 9 -6 10 -10 18 -10 16 -9 14 -8 12 -7 11 -1

11

96 SuperSpeed Subtraction Level 1: Answers

A 1 2 3
4 5 6 7 8 9 10 0 -0 0 1 -1 0 3 -2 1 6 -3 3 10 -4 6 10 -6 4 20 -10 10 18 -9 9 16 -8 8 14 -7 7 12 -6 6

B
1 -1 0 2 -1 1 4 -2 2 7 -3 4 5 -5 0 7 -7 0 20 -9 11 18 -8 10 16 -7 9 14 -6 8 11 -10 1

C
2 -0 2 3 -1 2 5 -2 3 8 -3 5 6 -5 1 8 -7 1 20 -8 12 18 -7 11 16 -6 10 13 -10 3 11 -9 2

D
3 -0 3 4 -1 3 6 -2 4 9 -3 6 7 -5 2 9 -7 2 20 -7 13 18 -6 12 15 -10 5 13 -9 4 11 -8 3

E
4 -0 4 5 -1 4 7 -2 5 10 -3 7 8 -5 3 10 -7 3 20 -6 14 17 -10 7 15 -9 6 13 -8 5 11 -7 4

F
5 -0 5 6 -1 5 8 -2 6 4 -4 0 9 -5 4 8 -8 0 19 -10 9 17 -9 8 15 -8 7 13 -7 6 11 -6 5

G
6 -0 6 7 -1 6 9 -2 7 5 -4 1 10 -5 5 9 -8 1 19 -9 10 17 -8 9 15 -7 8 13 -6 7 11 -5 6

H
7 -0 7 8 -1 7 10 -2 8 6 -4 2 6 -6 0 10 -8 2 19 -8 11 17 -7 10 15 -6 9 12 -10 2 11 -4 7

I
8 -0 8 9 -1 8 3 -3 0 7 -4 3 7 -6 1 9 -9 0 19 -7 12 17 -6 11 14 -10 4 12 -9 3 11 -3 8

J
9 -0 9 10 -1 9 4 -3 1 8 -4 4 8 -6 2 10 -9 1 19 -6 13 16 -10 6 14 -9 5 12 -8 4 11 -2 9

K
10 -0 10 2 -2 0 5 -3 2 9 -4 5 9 -6 3 10 -10 0 18 -10 8 16 -9 7 14 -8 6 12 -7 5 11 -1 10

11

97

SuperSpeed Subtraction Level 2: Test

A 1 2 3
4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 19 -7 1 -1 16 -9 6 -3 10 -4 10 -6 20 -10 6 -1 16 -8 14 -7 12 -6

B
1 -0 15 -6 4 -2 15 -9 5 -5 7 -7 20 -9 7 -1 3 -3 11 -6 11 -10

C
19 -6 3 -1 2 -0 8 -3 14 -8 8 -7 8 -1 6 -5 9 -7 16 -6 18 -8

D
11 -9 14 -8 6 -2 12 -8 3 -2 12 -10 17 -7 11 -4 9 -2 10 -9 11 -8

E
18 -9 11 -2 0 -0 10 -3 15 -8 10 -7 10 -1 8 -2 14 -10 7 -6 11 -7

F
17 -6 18 -6 2 -1 15 -7 9 -5 8 -8 19 -10 5 -3 7 -4 6 -4 8 -0

G
20 -8 4 -4 17 -10 5 -4 13 -7 9 -8 19 -9 18 -7 10 -5 3 -0 11 -5

H
7 -0 20 -7 10 -2 13 -8 6 -6 10 -8 19 -8 10 -0 5 -1 15 -10 4 -0

I
20 -6 9 -1 7 -5 8 -4 13 -9 9 -9 5 -0 6 -0 7 -2 12 -9 11 -3

J
9 -0 17 -8 4 -3 14 -9 8 -6 13 -6 18 -10 16 -10 4 -1 8 -5 5 -2

K
17 -9 2 -2 16 -7 9 -4 9 -6 10 -10 12 -7 7 -3 9 -3 13 -10 11 -1

98 SuperSpeed Subtraction Level 2: Answers

A
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11
19 -7 12 1 -1 0 16 -9 7 6 -3 3 10 -4 6 10 -6 4 20 -10 10 6 -1 5 16 -8 8 14 -7 7 12 -6 6

B
1 -0 1 15 -6 9 4 -2 2 15 -9 6 5 -5 0 7 -7 0 20 -9 11 7 -1 6 3 -3 0 11 -6 5 11 -10 1

C
19 -6 13 3 -1 2 2 -0 2 8 -3 5 14 -8 6 8 -7 1 8 -1 7 6 -5 1 9 -7 2 16 -6 10 18 -8 10

D
11 -9 2 14 -8 6 6 -2 4 12 -8 4 3 -2 1 12 -10 2 17 -7 10 11 -4 7 9 -2 7 10 -9 1 11 -8 3

E
18 -9 9 11 -2 9 0 -0 0 10 -3 7 15 -8 7 10 -7 3 10 -1 9 8 -2 6 14 -10 4 7 -6 1 11 -7 4

F
17 -6 11 18 -6 12 2 -1 1 15 -7 8 9 -5 4 8 -8 0 19 -10 9 5 -3 2 7 -4 3 6 -4 2 8 -0 8

G
20 -8 12 4 -4 0 17 -10 7 5 -4 1 13 -7 6 9 -8 1 19 -9 10 18 -7 11 10 -5 5 3 -0 3 11 -5 6

H
7 -0 7 20 -7 13 10 -2 8 13 -8 5 6 -6 0 10 -8 2 19 -8 11 10 -0 10 5 -1 4 15 -10 5 4 -0 4

I
20 -6 14 9 -1 8 7 -5 2 8 -4 4 13 -9 4 9 -9 0 5 -0 5 6 -0 6 7 -2 5 12 -9 3 11 -3 8

J
9 -0 9 17 -8 9 4 -3 1 14 -9 5 8 -6 2 13 -6 7 18 -10 8 16 -10 6 4 -1 3 8 -5 3 5 -2 3

K
17 -9 8 2 -2 0 16 -7 9 9 -4 5 9 -6 3 10 -10 0 12 -7 5 7 -3 4 9 -3 6 13 -10 3 11 -1 10

99

SuperSpeed Multiplication Level 1: Test

A
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11
0 x0 1 x0 1 x2 4 x1 2 x6 9 x2 5 x3 4 x9 5 x8 6 x9 9 x7

B
0 x1 2 x0 1 x3 5 x1 2 x7 10 x2 6 x3 4 x10 5 x9 6 x10 10 x7

C
0 x2 3 x0 1 x4 6 x1 2 x8 3 x3 7 x3 5 x4 5 x10 7 x6 8 x8

D
0 x3 4 x0 1 x5 7 x1 2 x9 3 x4 8 x3 6 x4 6 x5 8 x6 8 x9

E
0 x4 5 x0 1 x6 8 x1 2 x10 3 x5 9 x3 7 x4 7 x5 9 x6 8 x10

F
0 x5 6 x0 1 x7 9 x1 3 x2 3 x6 10 x3 8 x4 8 x5 10 x6 9 x8

G
0 x6 7 x0 1 x8 10 x1 4 x2 3 x7 4 x4 9 x4 9 x5 7 x7 10 x8

H
0 x7 8 x0 1 x9 2 x2 5 x2 3 x8 4 x5 10 x4 10 x5 7 x8 9 x9

I
0 x8 9 x0 1 x10 2 x3 6 x2 3 x9 4 x6 5 x5 6 x6 7 x9 9 x10

J
0 x9 10 x0 2 x1 2 x4 7 x2 3 x10 4 x7 5 x6 6 x7 7 x10 10 x9

K
0 x10 1 x1 3 x1 2 x5 8 x2 4 x3 4 x8 5 x7 6 x8 8 x7 10 x10

100 SuperSpeed Multiplication Level 1: Answers

A
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11
0 x0 0 1 x0 0 1 x2 2 4 x1 4 2 x6 12 9 x2 18 5 x3 15 4 x9 36 5 x8 40 6 x9 54 9 x7 63

B
0 x1 0 2 x0 0 1 x3 3 5 x1 5 2 x7 14 10 x2 20 6 x3 18 4 x10 40 5 x9 45 6 x10 60 10 x7 70

C
0 x2 0 3 x0 0 1 x4 4 6 x1 6 2 x8 16 3 x3 9 7 x3 21 5 x4 20 5 x10 50 7 x6 42 8 x8 64

D
0 x3 0 4 x0 0 1 x5 5 7 x1 7 2 x9 18 3 x4 12 8 x3 24 6 x4 24 6 x5 30 8 x6 48 8 x9 72

E
0 x4 0 5 x0 0 1 x6 6 8 x1 8 2 x10 20 3 x5 15 9 x3 27 7 x4 28 7 x5 35 9 x6 54 8 x10 80

F
0 x5 0 6 x0 0 1 x7 7 9 x1 9 3 x2 6 3 x6 18 10 x3 30 8 x4 32 8 x5 40 10 x6 60 9 x8 72

G
0 x6 0 7 x0 0 1 x8 8 10 x1 10 4 x2 8 3 x7 21 4 x4 16 9 x4 36 9 x5 45 7 x7 49 10 x8 80

H
0 x7 0 8 x0 0 1 x9 9 2 x2 4 5 x2 10 3 x8 24 4 x5 20 10 x4 40 10 x5 50 7 x8 56 9 x9 81

I
0 x8 0 9 x0 0 1 x10 10 2 x3 6 6 x2 12 3 x9 27 4 x6 24 5 x5 25 6 x6 36 7 x9 63 9 x10 90

J
0 x9 0 10 x0 0 2 x1 2 2 x4 8 7 x2 14 3 x10 30 4 x7 28 5 x6 30 6 x7 42 7 x10 70 10 x9 90

K
0 x10 0 1 x1 1 3 x1 3 2 x5 10 8 x2 16 4 x3 12 4 x8 32 5 x7 35 6 x8 48 8 x7 56 10 x10 100

101 SuperSpeed Multiplication Level 2: Test

A
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11
6 x7 1 x0 7 x6 4 x1 2 x6 9 x2 5 x3 4 x9 5 x8 0 x0 6 x0

B
10 x3 8 x8 4 x2 6 x9 9 x3 10 x2 6 x3 4 x0 0 x6 1 x10 2 x0

C
6 x8 7 x3 10 x9 3 x4 9 x6 3 x3 5 x0 5 x4 5 x10 3 x8 0 x5

D
10 x7 9 x7 6 x4 7 x1 2 x9 1 x6 8 x3 5 x1 1 x9 4 x4 0 x8

E
7 x7 2 x10 6 x5 2 x4 9 x0 0 x7 0 x10 7 x4 7 x5 3 x10 8 x10

F
5 x9 8 x9 10 x10 9 x1 3 x2 6 x10 0 x3 7 x0 8 x5 4 x7 0 x4

G
9 x9 9 x4 10 x1 10 x1 1 x5 3 x7 1 x7 3 x1 9 x5 0 x2 3 x0

H
8 x4 10 x8 10 x8 2 x2 5 x2 1 x3 4 x5 10 x4 10 x5 1 x4 3 x6

I
8 x7 6 x2 6 x2 2 x3 8 x6 3 x9 8 x0 5 x5 4 x10 2 x8 9 x10

J
4 x6 6 x6 2 x1 7 x8 7 x2 10 x0 10 x6 5 x6 6 x1 7 x10 2 x7

K
9 x8 1 x1 7 x9 2 x5 8 x2 4 x3 4 x8 5 x7 0 x1 3 x5 1 x2

102 SuperSpeed Multiplication Level 2: Answers

A
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11
6 x7 42 1 x0 0 7 x6 42 4 x1 4 2 x6 12 9 x2 18 5 x3 15 4 x9 36 5 x8 40 0 x0 0 6 x0 0

B
10 x3 30 8 x8 64 4 x2 8 6 x9 54 9 x3 27 10 x2 20 6 x3 18 4 x0 0 0 x6 0 1 x10 10 2 x0 0

C
6 x8 48 7 x3 21 10 x9 90 3 x4 12 9 x6 54 3 x3 9 5 x0 0 5 x4 20 5 x10 50 3 x8 24 0 x5 0

D
10 x7 70 9 x7 63 6 x4 24 7 x1 7 2 x9 18 1 x6 6 8 x3 24 5 x1 5 1 x9 9 4 x4 16 0 x8 0

E
7 x7 49 2 x10 20 6 x5 30 2 x4 8 9 x0 0 0 x7 0 0 x10 0 7 x4 28 7 x5 35 3 x10 30 8 x10 80

F
5 x9 45 8 x9 72 10 x10 100 9 x1 9 3 x2 6 6 x10 60 0 x3 0 7 x0 0 8 x5 40 4 x7 28 0 x4 0

G
9 x9 81 9 x4 36 10 x1 10 10 x1 10 1 x5 5 3 x7 21 1 x7 7 3 x1 3 9 x5 45 0 x2 0 3 x0 0

H
8 x4 32 10 x8 80 10 x8 80 2 x2 4 5 x2 10 1 x3 3 4 x5 20 10 x4 40 10 x5 50 1 x4 4 3 x6 18

I
8 x7 56 6 x2 12 6 x2 12 2 x3 6 8 x6 48 3 x9 27 8 x0 0 5 x5 25 4 x10 40 2 x8 16 9 x10 90

J
4 x6 24 6 x6 36 2 x1 2 7 x8 56 7 x2 14 10 x0 0 10 x6 60 5 x6 30 6 x1 6 7 x10 70 2 x7 14

K
9 x8 72 1 x1 1 7 x9 63 2 x5 10 8 x2 16 4 x3 12 4 x8 32 5 x7 35 0 x1 0 3 x5 15 1 x2 2

103 SuperSpeed Division Level 1: Test

A
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
1/1 = 2/2 = 3/3= 4/4= 5/5= 6/6= 7/7= 8/8= 9/9=
10/10=

B
2/1 = 4/2 = 6/3= 8/4= 10/5= 12/6= 14/7= 16/8= 18/9=
20/10=

C
3/1 = 6/2 = 9/3= 12/4= 15/5= 18/6= 21/7= 24/8= 27/9=
30/10=

D
4/1 = 8/2 = 12/3= 16/4= 20/5= 24/6= 28/7= 32/8= 36/9=
40/10=

E
5/1 = 10/2= 15/3= 20/4= 25/5= 30/6= 35/7= 40/8= 45/9=
50/10=

F
6/1 = 12/2= 18/3= 24/4= 30/5= 36/6= 42/7= 48/8= 54/9=
60/10=

G
7/1 = 14/2= 21/3= 28/4= 35/5= 42/6= 49/7= 56/8= 63/9=
70/10=

H
8/1 = 16/2= 24/3= 32/4= 40/5= 48/6= 56/7= 64/8= 72/9=
80/10=

I
9/1 = 18/2= 27/3= 36/4= 45/5= 54/6= 63/7= 72/8= 81/9=
90/10=

J
10/1= 20/2= 30/3= 40/4= 50/5= 60/6= 70/7= 80/8= 90/9=
100/10=

104 SuperSpeed Division Level 1: Answers

A
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
1/1 = 1 2/2 = 1 3/3= 1 4/4= 1 5/5= 1 6/6= 1 7/7= 1 8/8= 1 9/9= 1
10/10= 1

B
2/1 = 2 4/2 = 2 6/3= 2 8/4= 2 10/5= 2 12/6= 2 14/7= 2 16/8= 2 18/9= 2
20/10= 2

C
3/1 = 3 6/2 = 3 9/3= 3 12/4= 3 15/5= 3 18/6= 3 21/7= 3 24/8= 3 27/9= 3
30/10= 3

D
4/1 = 4 8/2 = 4 12/3= 4 16/4= 4 20/5= 4 24/6= 4 28/7= 4 32/8= 4 36/9= 4
40/10= 4

E
5/1 = 5 10/2= 5 15/3= 5 20/4= 5 25/5= 5 30/6= 5 35/7= 5 40/8= 5 45/9= 5
50/10= 5

F
6/1 = 6 12/2= 6 18/3= 6 24/4= 6 30/5= 6 36/6= 6 42/7= 6 48/8= 6 54/9= 6
60/10= 6

G
7/1 = 7 14/2= 7 21/3= 7 28/4= 7 35/5= 7 42/6= 7 49/7= 7 56/8= 7 63/9= 7
70/10= 7

H
8/1 = 8 16/2= 8 24/3= 8 32/4= 8 40/5= 8 48/6= 8 56/7= 8 64/8= 8 72/9= 8
80/10= 8

I
9/1 = 9 18/2= 9 27/3= 9 36/4= 9 45/5= 9 54/6= 9 63/7= 9 72/8= 9 81/9= 9
90/10= 9

J
10/1= 10 20/2= 10 30/3= 10 40/4= 10 50/5= 10 60/6= 10 70/7= 10 80/8= 10 90/9= 10
100/10=

10

105 SuperSpeed Division Level 2: Test

A
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
36/6= 18/6= 64/8=
100/10=

B
15/5= 42/7= 10/5= 36/9= 6/3=
30/10=

C
48/8= 8/8= 72/8= 14/7= 30/6= 14/2= 2/2 =
60/10=

D
45/9= 56/8= 12/2= 40/8= 9/1 = 8/2 = 15/3= 16/8= 4/2 = 5/5=

E
49/7=
50/10=

F
27/9= 42/6= 40/5= 10/2= 32/8= 4/1 = 28/7= 90/9= 9/9= 3/3=

G
48/6=
80/10=

H
12/4= 56/7= 9/3= 6/1 = 45/5= 32/4= 16/4= 35/5=
70/10=

I
54/6= 25/5= 72/9= 20/5= 24/8= 36/4=
40/10=

J
2/1 = 63/7= 24/6= 81/9= 28/4= 24/3= 18/9= 10/1= 30/5= 20/2=

54/9= 1/1 = 35/7=
10/10=

63/9= 12/3= 5/1 = 21/3= 6/2 = 6/6= 60/6= 8/4=

24/4= 7/7= 7/1 = 70/7= 18/2= 12/6=

27/3=
90/10=

50/5= 3/1 = 21/7= 20/4=

16/2= 80/8= 4/4=

40/4= 20/10=

30/3= 18/3=

8/1 =

106 SuperSpeed Division Level 2: Answers

A
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
36/6= 6 18/6= 3 64/8= 8
100/10=

B
15/5= 3 42/7= 6 10/5= 2 36/9= 4 6/3= 2
30/10= 3

C
48/8= 6 8/8= 1 72/8= 9 14/7= 2 30/6= 5 14/2= 7 2/2 = 1
60/10= 6

D
45/9= 5 56/8= 7 12/2= 6 40/8= 5 9/1 = 9 8/2 = 4 15/3= 5 16/8= 2 4/2 = 2 5/5= 1

E
49/7= 7
50/10= 5

F
27/9= 3 42/6= 7 40/5= 8 10/2= 5 32/8= 4 4/1 = 4 28/7= 4 90/9= 10 9/9= 1 3/3= 1

G
48/6= 8
80/10= 8

H
12/4= 3 56/7= 8 9/3= 3 6/1 = 6 45/5= 9 32/4= 8 16/4= 4 35/5= 7
70/10= 7

I
54/6= 9 25/5= 5 72/9= 8 20/5= 4 24/8= 3 36/4= 9
40/10= 4

J
2/1 = 2 63/7= 9 24/6= 4 81/9= 9 28/4= 7 24/3= 8 18/9= 2 10/1= 10 30/5= 6 20/2= 10

54/9= 6 1/1 = 1 35/7= 5
10/10= 1

63/9= 7 12/3= 4 5/1 = 5 21/3= 7 6/2 = 3 6/6= 1 60/6= 10 8/4= 2

10

24/4= 6 7/7= 1 7/1 = 7 70/7= 10 18/2= 9 12/6= 2

27/3= 9
90/10= 9

50/5= 10 3/1 = 3 21/7= 3 20/4= 5

16/2= 8 80/8= 10 4/4= 1

40/4= 10
20/10= 2

30/3= 10 18/3= 6

8/1 = 8

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A
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11
5 +8 6 +9 17 -8 19 -7 17 -8 9 x6 7 x6 8 x8 48/8= 48/8= 48/8=

B
8 +5 6 +7 16 -9 19 -6 16 -9 9 x7 6 x9 9 x7 56/7= 42/7= 54/9=

C
8 +6 8 +9 16 -7 18 -9 16 -7 6 x9 8 x6 8 x9 54/9= 49/7= 63/9=

D
7 +6 7 +9 15 -9 20 -8 15 -9 9 x8 9 x8 7 x7 81/9= 56/7= 72/9=

E
9 +6 8 +5 12 -8 20 -6 15 -7 9 x9 9 x9 7 x8 63/7= 63/7= 81/9=

F
6 +8 8 +7 15 -7 17 -9 19 -7 6 x6 6 x6 7 x9 42/6= 56/7= 49/7=

G
7 +9 9 +8 13 -8 15 -6 19 -6 8 x9 8 x7 6 x8 54/6= 54/6= 56/7=

H
9 +7 9 +7 14 -9 14 -8 18 -9 7 x7 6 x7 9 x6 72/9= 48/8= 63/7=

I
7 +8 9 +9 14 -8 18 -6 20 -6 7 x8 8 x9 9 x7 63/7= 48/6= 42/6=

J
9 +8 6 +7 15 -8 20 -7 15 -8 8 x9 7 x9 6 x9 42/7= 72/9= 36/6=

108

SuperSpeed Gnarlies Level 1: Answers

A
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11
5 +8 13 6 +9 15 17 -8 9 19 -7 12 17 -8 9 9 x6 54 7 x6 42 8 x8 64 48/8= 6 48/8= 6 48/8= 6

B
8 +5 13 6 +7 13 16 -9 7 19 -6 13 16 -9 7 9 x7 63 6 x9 54 9 x7 63 56/7= 8 42/7= 6 54/9= 6

C
8 +6 14 8 +9 17 16 -7 9 18 -9 9 16 -7 9 6 x9 54 8 x6 48 8 x9 72 54/9= 6 49/7= 7 63/9= 7

D
7 +6 13 7 +9 16 15 -9 6 20 -8 12 15 -9 6 9 x8 72 9 x8 72 7 x7 49 81/9= 9 56/7= 8 72/9= 8

E
9 +6 15 8 +5 13 12 -8 4 20 -6 14 15 -7 8 9 x9 81 9 x9 81 7 x8 56 63/7= 9 63/7= 9 81/9= 9

F
6 +8 14 8 +7 15 15 -7 8 17 -9 8 19 -7 12 6 x6 36 6 x6 36 7 x9 63 42/6= 7 56/7= 8 49/7= 7

G
7 +9 16 9 +8 17 13 -8 5 15 -6 9 19 -6 13 8 x9 72 8 x7 56 6 x8 48 54/6= 9 54/6= 9 56/7= 8

H
9 +7 16 9 +7 16 14 -9 5 14 -8 6 18 -9 9 7 x7 49 6 x7 42 9 x6 54 72/9= 8 48/8= 6 63/7= 9

I
7 +8 15 9 +9 18 14 -8 6 18 -6 12 20 -6 14 7 x8 56 8 x9 72 9 x7 63 63/7= 9 48/6= 8 42/6= 7

J
9 +8 17 6 +7 13 15 -8 7 20 -7 13 15 -8 7 8 x9 72 7 x9 63 6 x9 54 42/7= 6 72/9= 8 36/6= 6

109

SuperSpeed Gnarlies Level 2: Test

A
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11
6 x9 9 x7 54/6= 17 -8 8 x7 14 -8 18 -6 20 -6 9 x6 56/7= 8 x6

B
15 -9 42/6= 48/8= 16 -9 6 x7 7 x8 63/7= 63/7= 9 9 x7 54/9= 9 x7

C
81/9= 20 -8 48/6= 16 -7 8 x9 9 x6 7 x6 8 x8 54/6= 6 +7 56/7=

D
9 x9 8 x9 72/9= 48/8= 7 x9 81/9= 48/8= 5 +8 72/9= 42/6= 6 x6

E
9 +8 15 -7 6 x6 42/7= 7 +6 49/7= 7 x9 56/7= 63/7= 36/6= 16 -7

F
6 x9 7 +9 15 -6 19 -6 8 x9 56/7= 6 x8 8 +9 42/7= 9 +9 16 -9

G
18 -9 7 x8 9 x8 8 +5 49/7= 63/7= 9 +7 9 +7 14 -9 14 -8 15 -9

H
56/7= 54/9= 9 x9 6 +9 17 -8 19 -7 15 -8 20 -7 15 -8 8 x9 13 -8

I
7 x7 9 x8 9 +6 8 +5 12 -8 20 -6 9 +8 6 +7 7 +9 63/9= 48/8=

J
8 +6 6 x9 6 +8 8 +7 15 -7 17 -9 19 -7 18 -9 7 x7 72/9= 7 +8

110

SuperSpeed Gnarlies Level 2: Answers

A
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11
6 x9 54 9 x7 63 54/6= 9 17 -8 9 8 x7 56 14 -8 6 18 -6 12 20 -6 14 9 x6 54 56/7= 8 8 x6 48

B
15 -9 6 42/6= 7 48/8= 6 16 -9 7 6 x7 42 7 x8 56 63/7= 9 63/7= 9 9 x7 63 54/9= 6 9 x7 63

C
81/9= 9 20 -8 12 48/6= 8 16 -7 9 8 x9 72 9 x6 54 7 x6 42 8 x8 64 54/6= 9 6 +7 13 56/7= 8

D
9 x9 81 8 x9 72 72/9= 8 48/8= 6 7 x9 63 81/9= 9 48/8= 6 5 +8 13 72/9= 8 42/6= 7 6 x6 36

E
9 +8 17 15 -7 8 6 x6 36 42/7= 6 7 +6 13 49/7= 7 7 x9 63 56/7= 8 63/7= 9 36/6= 6 16 -7 9

F
6 x9 54 7 +9 16 15 -6 9 19 -6 13 8 x9 72 56/7= 8 6 x8 48 8 +9 17 42/7= 6 9 +9 18 16 -9 7

G
18 -9 9 7 x8 56 9 x8 72 8 +5 13 49/7= 7 63/7= 9 9 +7 16 9 +7 16 14 -9 5 14 -8 6 15 -9 6

H
56/7= 8 54/9= 6 9 x9 81 6 +9 15 17 -8 9 19 -7 12 15 -8 7 20 -7 13 15 -8 7 8 x9 72 13 -8 5

I
7 x7 49 9 x8 72 9 +6 15 8 +5 13 12 -8 4 20 -6 14 9 +8 17 6 +7 13 7 +9 16 63/9= 7 48/8= 6

J
8 +6 14 6 x9 54 6 +8 14 8 +7 15 15 -7 8 17 -9 8 19 -7 12 18 -9 9 7 x7 49 72/9= 8 7 +8 15

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