Use this fun, engaging calendar math for math play—oral or written. The magic is that you can always figure out the current month’s dates in your head by knowing its Magic Seven Days.
Students use a calendar page to practice basic math—addiiton, subtraction, multiplication, and division. Students learn how knowing the “Magic Sevens” in a month can help them figure out what dates fall on what days without even looking at a calendar. They discover other patterns while exploring the prime number seven.
You can use these Calendars Count activities with your whole class, in smaller groups, or for individual students. Students can also be in charge of creating math-related calendar activities.
For calendars, you can use your classroom calendar, freebie calendars found in businesses around the new year, calendars you print out, blank grids students fill out, or student-made calendars with your students figuring out how to make their own calendar grids (7 x 5).
You’ll find review of the months, calendar activities for numbers facts, “Hoppy Math Trails,” multiplication facts taught by Miss Gooch, practice with the Magic Seven Days (where 7 and its multiples land on a calendar for a given month), Birthday Math, Seven Doubles Game, Sevens Skip Counting, and have zany fun with “Times Seven: Crazy Calendar.”
You’ll also find extensions in Digging Deeper that include Leap Year activities, exploring other times tables, and learning about Perpetual Calendars.