# What are mad minutes?

Mad Minute is **a 30- to 40-day sequence of speed drills on the basic number facts**. It’s perfect for teachers that need to supplement their regular instruction in mathematics with some systematic drill and practice on the number facts – all in as little as five minutes a day!

## How does Mad Minute work?

Pham (2018) explains this strategy: Mad Minute is a fast-paced math fact practice strategy that our class does every day. **My students get one minute to finish as many problems as they can, working towards getting the highest number of consecutive problems correct**.

## What does Mad Minute stand for?

Mad-minute definition

**A test of marksmanship with 15 aimed shots at a 12-inch target at 200 yards within one minute**.

## What is a Mad Minute army?

The Mad Minute was **a pre-World War I bolt-action rifle speed shooting exercise used by British Army riflemen**, using the Lee–Enfield service rifle.

## How many questions is a Mad Minute?

Each page has **30 questions**. The goal is for students to be able to answer all 30 questions in 1 minute!

## How many multiplication facts should a 4th grader do in a minute?

The minimum correct rate for basic facts should be set at **30 to 40 problems per minute**, since this rate has been shown to be an indicator of success with more complex tasks (Miller & Heward, 1992, p.