# 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*.

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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