I know you are probably gearing up for summer and the long awaited break from school, but today I wanted to share a simple way to keep learning over the summer! This June Math Problem of the Day Calendar can be used each day for a quick 5 minutes of math to keep those brains sharp in the midst of swimming pools and sleepovers, and any other summer fun you have planned!
*Note: This calendar is from June 2016. You can get a set of summer calendars for 2017 here!
If you’re not familiar with my calendars, let me explain how they work. Each calendar is a simple one page June calendar, with a math problem on each day of the month. The twist is that each day, the solution is equal to the date.
This allows kids to self check, and gives them a chance to prove themselves. Encourage them to write or talk through the solution and provide evidence that it is in fact true (rather than simply writing the solution because they already know the date).
If you are a classroom teacher who will be saying goodbye to your students soon, you may want to print these to send home with parents.
If you’re a parent looking for an easy way to review over the break, this is perfect for you as well! Simple, low prep and fun!
And if the thought of giving your kids math to do everyday sounds like torture, feel free to adjust it to meet your schedule. 🙂
Some ideas for using the calendar over the summer:
- Have a weekly “Math Monday” where they solve one week of problems at once (this may take 10-20 minutes depending on your child)
- Have a daily math talk at breakfast (or dinner) where you read the question of the day aloud and solve it orally (no one ever said it had to be written!). If you have more than one child, you could even turn it into a competition to see who can solve it first!
However it works to fit it into your summer fun, I hope it provides a simple and unique way to continue honing those math skills over the summer!
June Math Problem of the Day Calendar:
This download includes two different calendars, one geared towards kids who have finished grades K-2 and one geared towards kids who have finished grades 3-5.
Topics covered on the K-2 calendar:
- Addition and subtraction
- Place value
- Skip counting
- Simple multiplication
- Comparing numbers with greater than and less than
- Time (new topic!)
- Word problems
Topics covered on the 3-5 calendar:
- Addition and subtraction of 3-4 digit numbers
- Multiplication and division
- Adding fractions
- Place value
- Multi step problems
- Word problems
I’ve enjoyed putting together these calendars, and look forward to creating more in the coming months, but I do wonder if it will be beneficial to make one for July?
*If you would like and use a math calendar in the month of July, can you comment below? I am happy to create them, but if the general consensus is that it wouldn’t be used, I will just be back with a new calendar for August. Thanks!*
Check out all the past calendars here:
And want more ways to easily weave math into your summer? Check out my huge list below!
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