# {FREE} January 2019 Math Problem of the Day Calendars

It’s time for a new year and a fresh start! If you’re looking for a simple way to weave in daily math practice or just a fun way to help kids continually review important skills, try these math problem of the day calendars. There are so many ways to use these, making consistent review possible. And I’m excited to share that this set of **January 2019 Math Problem of the Day Calendars** includes 3 different calendars with different levels of math difficulty. So hopefully you can find a set that is just right for your students.

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**How to Use the January 2019 Math Problem of the Day Calendars:**

These can be incorporated into your home or classroom lessons in a lot of different ways, depending on the age of your kids and what purpose you want them to serve.

With younger kids, include the problem each day in **your daily calendar time**.

This will add an additional math element and review to what is already a daily habit for your kids.

Another idea is to use this as **daily “bell work” or “seat work” at the start of class**. So when students come into class, they know that the first thing they ought to do is complete their problem of the day in their math journal, and be ready to discuss it together.

A different option is to **complete the calendar like a puzzle**. To do this, put kids into small groups and have them cut all the problems out. They can then divide the problems up and solve them, then **glue them in order** onto a blank calendar.

Lastly, if you’re a classroom teacher, you can use this as a way encourage math talk/review at home. Send a blank calendar home at the beginning of the month and **challenge parents to complete and discuss the problems together** throughout the month.

You might even have a prize for students who submit completed calendars in the end of the month (showing all their work/thinking, of course).

**How These Math Problem of the Day Calendars Are Unique:**

These calendars are designed to be easy and low-prep, meaning they are a single page, black and white calendar with one math problem per day.

The fun twist is that everyday **the solution to the math problem is equal to the date**!

This makes it a **self-checking activity** for students.

Obviously, this also lends it to the temptation to merely write in all the answers, without actually doing the math. To avoid this, I would encourage students to **show their thinking on a blank paper, white board or math journal**.

Using the calendar **as a puzzle** also eliminates this temptation *(see above)*.

**Topics Covered on the Math Calendars for 2019: **

There are a lot of different math skills covered on each calendar, including word problems. Here’s a quick overview of each one.

**Grades K-2 Topics Covered: **

- Place value
- Addition and subtraction
- Sequences and skip counting
- Time
- Money (U.S.)
- Word Problems

**Grades 3-5 Topics Covered:**

- Place value
- Addition and subtraction with 3-4 digit numbers
- Multiplication and division
- Basic operations with fractions
- Elapsed time
- Area and perimeter
- Word problems
- Math Vocabulary

**Grades 6-8 Topics Covered: **

- Multiplication and division
- Operations with fractions and decimals
- Exponent properties
- Order of operations
- Solving linear equations
- Area and perimeter
- Surface area and volume
- Math vocabulary
- Word problems

An additional challenge included on the middle school calendar are “create your own” problems. Occasionally, rather than a given problem, **kids are asked to create a math problem with a given solution**.

This is a great opportunity to really stretch students and also allow them to be creative as they write their own problems.

**Included in the 2019 Calendars Download: **

This set of January calendars **includes all 3 levels of calendars** in one download, which are labeled for you.

And again, each day the solution is equal to the date, making checking your answers super easy. 🙂

If you love this idea and want a set for every month of the year, **grab the complete set of 2019 calendars**!

You can purchase** individual grade sets**, or save 50% by purchasing **the calendar bundle**, which includes all three sets of calendars for every month of 2019.

Each set includes **12 months of calendars**, a **blank calendar**, plus **teaching ideas and tips** to put this into use. Learn more at the links below, and * scroll down to grab the free set for January*.

And of course, if you want to try these out first, simply **click the link below to go to my shop and grab the free sample**. Enjoy!

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