This printable allows students to build number sense and manipulate a number a day by expressing it in a variety of ways. The activity sheet can be distributed to students as-is or folded in half to create a Number a Day journal over time in which students can chronicle the numbers they have navigated and collected. Lines and text boxes allow students to write and show their work right on the page.
This is a great activity to supplement Morning Work or as an initiation to daily Math instruction. Teachers may choose to provide every student with the same number each day (which can then be discussed as a whole group) or different numbers depending on ability; having the students choose their own number each day (with given parameters based on familiar place values) is also an option.