Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Calendar Math

Here is a picture of my fourth grade calendar.  Our school system uses a program called Every Day Counts for grades K-4 and I love it!  There is a kit for each grade level and works on specific skills.

The calendar comes with challenging patterns for each month...

I don't using a number line to count the days in school...pieces fall down, it gets messy, etc.  I  created a 10 x 18 grid.  We write the day of school.

In third grade I used a bigger grid paper and also tracked odd and even numbers and wrote the numeral number in each box.  We colored each box for the temperature range in 10 degree increments.

Each month our deposit changes...we multiply by 2, then 5, then 10, etc.

Each month the components change...I like using the measurement pieces.  there is a teacher's guide with questions for teachers to incorporate daily.

I hang up vocabulary cards each math unit.  I bought thick black ribbon and ran it to the left of my board to the counter.  The ones below are from Really Good Stuff...I have downloaded some from TPT.

We use Everyday Math as our core math program and supplement as need.  The children have two workbooks, a Student Reference Book, a tool kit and white board.  We also use Heads Up in grades K-5.

The kids store all their math materials in these Folder Holders under the math calendar.  They grab it and sit on the rug with everything they need.  The green sheets as laminated and have reference pages on both sides.


  1. I do love me some Calendar Math. Thanks for sharing your pictures :)

    Teaching in Room 6

  2. Our school has used calendar math but moved to mountain math. Do you find calendar mAth to be effective?

  3. Since joining the Guided Math book study, I have been looking for examples and resources on calendar math. Thank you for sharing!


    On The Road To Success

  4. Thanks so much for posting this! I am a third grade teacher and I've been using Calendar Counts along with Everyday math for years now but I have never come up with a solution for that darn adding tape # line! I am so excited to give your idea a try. I like how you store your math journals etc. in one place. Currently I use magazine holders like those for independent reading books and reader response binders and our math journals stay in our desks.

    Mrs. Randall’s Learning Library

  5. How interesting that you do calendar math in 4th grade! I always thought it was something done in the primary grades. We use Scott Foresman & Math Investigations in my new school, so I'll be interested if they integrate any kind of calendar math there. Thanks for sharing!

    Mr. B's Beach Brains

  6. The calendar is a great way for students to practice skills. They come with a white board. I use it to review and pre-teach concepts.

  7. I have the smartboard updated version but really need to find a teacher's guide. Can anyone help me out?? thanks