Can you believe that May is just around the corner? Are you gearing up for the end of school? Public schools here are finished pretty early, so they are counting down the days! We are not quite there yet, however, so we’re going to plow ahead to the end of May and celebrate the end of our year in early June. But it’s all good! Because I have a brand new May math problem of the day calendar to squeeze in some daily math challenges! Similar to my past calendars, this is packed with all kinds of math skills to review as you wrap up the school year.
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How to Use the May Problem of the Day Calendar:
If this is the first time you’re trying out my problem of the day calendars, let me explain. This is more than simply a math problem to solve each day of the month.
These are unique because the solution is equal to the date.
This allows for kids to self-check.
This is also helpful if the problem is a little more advanced than your child is used to, because though they may not know how to solve it right away, they know what the solution is supposed to be.
They can then use problem solving strategies and prior knowledge to try and solve it.
Obviously, you will want to use the daily problem to have a math discussion, because kids could simply write the answer without doing the math. So just be sure they know they must explain their thinking for each problem.
And as always, these calendars are in black and white on a single page for easy printing. 🙂
Included in the May Math Problem of the Day Calendar Pack:
This download includes 2 different versions, one for grades K-2 and one for grades 3-5 (labeled for your convenience).
Topics Covered on the K-2 Calendar:
- Addition and subtraction within 20
- Place value
- Early multiplication
- Comparing numbers
- Word problems
Topics Covered on the 3-5 Calendar:
- Addition and subtraction of 3-digit numbers
- Place value
- Multiplication and division
- Adding mixed fractions
- Multi-step problems with addition, subtraction, multiplication and division
- Word problems
These calendars can be used in the classroom during your calendar time, as morning work, a fun daily competition, etc. or they can be sent home with parents, making it easy for families to have quick, daily math time at home!
So whether you are wrapping up your school year or not, enjoy this fun, daily math problem with the kids in your life! 🙂
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