OK...so you are probably wondering why this math topic is getting its own page. Well, let me tell you...Calendar Math deserves it. It deserves an entire blog, but a dedicated page will have to do.

Calendar Math, something I have created from materials that I have complied over the years, is BY FAR the most useful thing we do in mathematics all year. This standards based program is THE thing that I will shout out across the rooftops, hoping all teachers within earshot take heed of. It is just *that* good.

The basic idea of Calendar Math is that the students see the key standards they need to learn in 5th grade (or 4th or 3rd or 2nd or 1st) on a daily basis. The students practice fractions, decimals, division, place value, algebra, graphing, prime and composite numbers, and many more 5th grade standards.

As a teacher, I can see the growth in the students as we progress through the calendar each day. Standards which can be tricky to learn, become old hat and even *easy* for them. It is an immensely useful learning tool that I am proud to implement in my classroom.

As a teacher, I can see the growth in the students as we progress through the calendar each day. Standards which can be tricky to learn, become old hat and even *easy* for them. It is an immensely useful learning tool that I am proud to implement in my classroom.

Calendar Math -- The Basics

The Routine

The First Week

The Pictures

The Video