Are you gearing up for back to school yet? Around here they’re starting back on August 3, which seems crazy early to me! But whether you’re ready to go back or not, I want to share a fun and free resource with you: the **August Problem of the Day Calendar**! I’m so excited to share the newest calendar, and I hope you will find this to be a great resource for your home or classroom. This calendar is such a simple way to **review important math concepts** for grades K-2, as well as grades 3-5.

**August Problem of the Day Calendar:**

This download includes **two different calendars**, one that focuses on math concepts for **grades K-2**, and another that focuses on skills for **grades 3-5**.

Each calendar is a simple, **black and white** August 2016 calendar, which includes a **math problem on each day** of the month.

The unique twist is that for each problem, the **solution is equal to the date**.

This allows students to **self-check** their work, if they know what the solution should be.

It also means, however, that they could “solve” the problems without actually doing the work. So just be sure to talk through each problem and require students to **justify or explain** their solution.

A creative way to use this that wouldn’t allow students to simply write the answer is to **turn it into a puzzle**.

Simply **cut the calendar apart**, then let students solve the problems and **glue them in the correct order onto a blank August calendar**.

**Other Ideas to Incorporate the August Problem of the Day Calendar:**

- Use it as a
**daily warm up**as soon as class (or your homeschool day) begins - Use it with your
**daily calendar time**and discuss other calendar math after completing the daily problem. For example, how many more days are in the month? Or, how many days until…(next holiday, someone’s birthday, etc.) - Have a “Math Challenge Monday” and complete the entire week at once

Or **use it any way you please** to incorporate fun math review into your school routine!

**Math Concepts Covered on the K-2 Calendar:**

- Addition and subtraction within 20
- Early multiplication (equal groups)
- Math vocabulary
- Telling time
- Money: adding coins
- Word problems
- Comparing numbers
- Place value

**Math Concepts Covered on the 3-5 Calendar:**

- Addition and subtraction with 2-3 digit numbers
- Multiplication and division
- Math vocabulary
- Area and perimeter
- Word problems
- Fractions
- Place value

**{Click HERE to go to my shop and grab your August Problem of the Day Calendar!}**

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I hope this calendar is a fun way to get back into the groove as you gear up for back to school!

**Do you use this in your home or classroom differently? Share in the comments!**

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