FREE January 2020 Problem of the Day Calendars

Looking for a quick and easy way to review math skills? Try this set of FREE January 2020 problem of the day calendars! 3 versions for grades K-8.

Are you looking for a way to squeeze some extra review into your math routine? Or maybe just a quick and fun change of pace as you start the new year? Or maybe you need a way to encourage math talk and practice at home. No matter what you’re looking for, I’ve got you covered with this set of January 2020 Problem of the Day Calendars! There’s a math problem for every day of the month, with a fun twist that allows kids to self check. And the best part? There are three levels, allowing you to find a set of problems that’s just right for your students!

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January 2020 Problem of the Day Calendars:

So what’s unique about this set of calendars? The fun twist is that everyday, the solution to the math problem is equal to the date.

This allows kids to self check, knowing what their answer should be.

I also realize that this means some kids will fill it in without actually doing any math.

That’s not what we want, so here are some additional ways to use this calendars to encourage math thinking and problem solving:

  • Have kids throw a coin on their calendar and solve the problem they land on (rather than doing them in order)
  • Combine the calendar with a math journal and require them to show their thinking using visuals or pictures
  • Cut up the calendar like a puzzle and have kids glue the completed problems onto a blank calendar as they solve them

Wondering what types of problems are included? I tried to cover as many math skills as possible, in a variety of formats, for a variety of grade levels.

In the download, you will receive 3 different January calendars. The first is geared towards grades K-2, the second towards grades 3-5 and the third towards grades 6-8.

They are simply labeled as level 1, 2, and 3, however, in case you have older kids who need the simpler calendar set.

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 (level 3) are “create your own” problems. Occasionally, rather than a given problem, kids are asked to create a math problem with a given solution.

Hopefully this adds some fun practice to your bell work, calendar time, number of the day, etc!

Math Problem of the Day Calendars for the Entire Year:

If you love this idea, you might like my complete calendar set for the entire 2020 year! This includes calendars for January through December, as well as a blank calendar and list of teaching tips and ideas for how you might incorporate these.

You can purchase each grade band separately, or you can save by purchasing the entire calendar bundle.

When you purchase, you will also receive future updates (so that the calendars correspond the the new calendar year) at no additional cost to you!

Learn more at the links below, and scroll down to grab the free set for January 2020.

K-2 Math Calendars

3-5 Math Calendars

6-8 Math Calendars


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!

{Click HERE to go to my shop and grab the FREE January 2020 Problem of the Day Calendars!}

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