Daily Math is a treasured, non-negotiable time of our morning. On the far left side of my whiteboard, I have 6 squares partitioned with colorful washi tape. Each square is labeled: Place Value, Operations, Measurement, Time/Money, Fractions and Geometry. The Measurement and Fractions squares need to be a little bigger because you will be drawing charts and pictures for many of those questions.
Each morning when my students enter, they see one question in each box ( two in the Time/Money box). Some years I used notebooks for their respones, but the past two years I have used white sheets in page protectors and each student had a thin dry erase marker in their seatsack. How they respond is up to you.
The students work independently at first as I complete morning house keeping. Our whole group review starts the day. I emphasize discussion of strategies as we go through each type of question. Sometimes I have students come up and teach their strategy.
I keep a notebook of my daily math master sheets printed and in an easy to grab place to I can have the board ready for the next morning before I leave.
These questions are meant to be rigorous and engaging. Use colorful markers, use your own students' names in the word problems (they love it!) and it is ok for them to not know. A little frustration is good! I sometimes let them work with a partner if that accommodation is needed.
Each week has 5 of each type of question mentioned above. Just look for all the Monday questions, Tuesday questions, etc. The goal is review/preview each skill daily. It really gets my students ready for the SAT-10 and they love it. I hope your students do too!