I love spending some time each day looking at the calendar with my kids and learning things like the days of the week, and exploring math concepts by asking questions such as, “How many days until Daddy’s birthday?” or “How many more days are in January than February?” But lately, we’ve gotten out of the habit, as my kids know the days of the week, months of the year, etc. So I came up with a new idea to still spend some time with the calendar, but also having a quick and easy math review each day: **a printable math problem of the day calendar**!

This calendar is appropriate for grades 1-2, and covers a variety of math skills, including addition and subtraction, greater than or less than and word problems.

**What’s unique about this calendar, though, is that the solution is equal to the day of the month.Β **

So as my kids solve the problem of the day, they will also learn what day it is, and we can have other conversations related to the month of February as well!

This is a great opportunity to spark **math conversations**! (Find more ideas for Math Talk here).

Obviously, this could be a problem if they already know the date. Then they can “solve” the math problem without *actually* doing the math.

But I’m not concerned, because I will be doing this with them, and asking questions like, “Can you prove that’s the right answer?” or “Can you show me how you got that?”

And knowing what the solution is supposed to be is a great way for **self-checking**. For instance, if my daughter knows that the date is February 12 (and the solution should therefore be 12), but gets 14 as the answer, she will know to go back and fix her error.

I also tried to keep this printable simple, so it is **just one page**, with a box to fill in the solution right on each calendar day.

It’s also **black and white**, for easy printing, and so kids can color the fun February themed pictures if they want (my kids love to color, so I thought they would like that).

I’m hoping to continue this for each month of 2016, so if you like the idea and would like to see additional grade levels, let me know! π

**I hope you enjoy this printable math problem of the day calendar!**

**{Click HERE to go to my shop and get your copy of the February Math Problem of the Day Calendar!}**

**Have fun!**

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T says

What a great idea! Definitely going to have my kids do this! What a great idea to get a little extra math practice/review every day! Easy to hole punch and add to their notebook. It would be nice to have other grade levels.

Bethany says

Thanks! I hope you enjoy it, and thanks for letting me know! I’ll probably add some different levels to the March calendar! π

Jena says

I love this idea! It’s a great warm-up exercise I can use to get our daily math started. I do hope you create more of these!

Bethany says

That’s great! Thank you! I appreciate the feedback, I’ll definitely be making more! π

Kristina says

I love this idea!!! Great for other subjects/ grades, too!

Kristina says

Pleas make more if you are able! ?

Bethany says

Thank you so much!!

Andrea says

What a great idea! I would love you to continue for the rest of 2016! I love your website and all the wonderful ideas you have!

Bethany says

That is so sweet! Thank you so much!

Julie says

This is great would love it for more months

Bethany says

Thanks! I look forward to making more! π

Andrea says

Would love to see 3rd grade. What a great idea!!

Bethany says

Great! Thanks!

Mary says

This is super cute! I just shared all over the place. Thanks for the free printable!

Bethany says

That’s so sweet! Thank you!!

Bethany says

Love this idea!! Always looking for ways to sneak in a little extra math practice and this is perfect! Thanks!

Bethany says

Great! I’m glad you like it! π

zulma rosario says

love the idea , yes I will like to see it

for upper grades, but this way is basic and simple.

thank you for sharing…

Bethany says

Great, thanks! π

Anita says

I love this and hope you are doing this monthly as it is a great way to start the day. I’m new to this site!

Bethany says

Thanks so much Anita! I will be posting a calendar for March next week! π

Donna says

My girls love doing this. Thank you so much!

Bethany says

I’m so glad to hear that! π

Dotty says

Thank you

Bethany says

You’re welcome! π

Linda says

The Calendars are fabulous. A great way of doing calendar where all children are involved. Whole group calendar has it’s place, but so many learners are not engaged. Your calendars gives everyone a job and it is not as repetitive as some daily calendar routines!

Thank you kindly for this freebie!

Bethany says

I am so glad to hear you and your kids love these! π

Bernice Keels says

Great problem sets for a rising 2nd grade to use as review for the summer