This resource provides printable companions for your calendar math program. It allows you to reinforce on a daily basis several important skills covered in the Common Core Standards. My students really enjoy helping to complete these and the calendar helper of the day loves taking home the completed printables at the end of the day. The following are included for you to post and record on in your calendar area:
• Ways to Make: On this printable the students compose and decompose the given number of the day. This really reinforces and shows the students’ number sense.
• More and Less: This printable reinforces the concepts of 10 more, 10 less, 1 more, and 1 less than the given number.
• Let’s compare: Students will have the opportunity to compare numbers using greater than, less than, or equal to symbols. There is space for three comparisons on each sheet.
• Skip Counting: Any skip counting pattern can be practiced with this printable. Straight forward by 2’s, 5’s, 10’s or starting on random numbers or skip counting backwards. It all depends on your students’ needs.
• Also included are pink chevron headers to accompany the posted recording sheets. These can be laminated for durability. I know these seem like “simple” ideas, but in my classroom it has really aided in my students mathematical thinking and success!
MCC1.OA.1 Use addition and subtraction within 20 to solve word problems involving situations of
adding to, taking from, putting together, taking apart, and comparing, with unknowns in all positions,
e.g., by using objects, drawings, and equations with a symbol for the unknown number to represent
MCC1.OA.6 Add and subtract within 20, demonstrating fluency for addition and subtraction within 10.
Use strategies such as counting on; making ten (e.g., 8 + 6 = 8 + 2 + 4 = 10 + 4 = 14); decomposing a
number leading to a ten (e.g., 13 – 4 = 13 – 3 – 1 = 10 – 1 = 9); using the relationship between addition
and subtraction (e.g., knowing that 8 + 4 = 12, one knows 12 – 8 = 4); and creating equivalent but
easier or known sums (e.g., adding 6 + 7 by creating the known equivalent 6 + 6 + 1 = 12 + 1 = 13).
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