Calendar Math -- In Pictures

Here are a few pictures I took today of Calendar.  It will give you an idea of what each piece looks like when completed.    Teaching in Room 6
Here is the entire calendar board.
5th grade
This is the actual date. The students recite this.  I have it written up here, as the kids tend to forget ;)
We move on to the School Day Fraction.  You can see that we simplify the fraction, as well as find the equivalent decimal.
explanation of calendar math
common core
4th grade
The division and multiplication sentences come from some form of the date.
math program
The entire second half of the calendar board.
upper grades
More of the big number work.
Mrs. Moorman
Some of the bigger number work.

 So there you have it.  Calendar in pictures :)

You can find all of the documents here
You can read about the routine here
You can read about the first week of implementation here


  1. We do calendar every day in first grade and your calendar puts ours to shame! lol (joke!)
    First Grade Blue SKies

  2. I love how thorough this is!

  3. wow! this is awesome!!!...sent it to one of my friends in 5th grade :)
    The Teachers’ Cauldron

  4. this is perfect for reinforcing important skills. I will definitely look into doing something like current class didn't score well on last year's standardized test. This will help me drill skills in the morning. Thanks for sharing : )

  5. Thanks everyone! It truly is THE MOST productive and meaningful part of my day.

  6. Love that you are using the circle map in math!

  7. I teach 4th grade and think this is a fabulous idea! I am going to get this up and running asap.

  8. I'm sold! I have never tried calendar math, but this makes me want to try! Did you create all the "sections" yourself? They're awesome!

  9. I love this idea. Two questions...1. How long do you take to go through the calendar; 2. The posters on the board look really small. Do you pull them down and put them on a doc cam to go over them? I can't see how all the kids would be able to see it and follow along. Thanks!

    1. Stephanie, would you mind replying again to this question and the following question from Amber? Thanks

    2. Sorry Anonymous. I didn't see this question before.

      1. It takes about 10 minutes for the kids to fill out the form (during Math Workshop) and 10 - 15 minutes to review.

      2. I do not put them on the doc cam. All kids can see the boards since they are on the rug with me when we go over it.

  10. Love this. I'm doing my student teaching now and was offered a contract for 5th grade math effective next week. I think I might try this! What do you have the students complete their portion on? Are their sheets laminated or do you make fresh copies each day? Thanks!

  11. Also, when you are doing the range, mean, etc section, where do you get your data set from? Do you just pull numbers or is it calendar related as well?

    1. The data set comes from the numbers in the date. So for today the set could be

      7, 19, 20, 12
      7, 1, 9, 2, 0, 1, 2
      7, 1, 9, 20, 1, 2
      7, 1, 9, 1, 2

      or anything like that. I do tend to keep the numbers in order.

  12. Thank you so much for posting and sharing this. I'm not kidding when I say that this is "classroom-changing" stuff! I'm new to 6th grade (was a 4th grade teacher) and I was trying to create a calendar math curriculum that was rigorous enough for middle schoolers. You hit the nail on the head!

  13. I love the concept, yet as a primary teacher trying to teach her students NOT to place capital letters in the middle or end of a word, your cover just cracked me up! I do like the format of your booklet. Thank you for sharing it.

    1. I am not sure what you are talking about Anonymous poster.

  14. Thank you. I can breathe a sigh of relief now knowing how to start each class.

  15. Thank you. I can breathe a sigh of relief now knowing how to start each class.

  16. Can the math calendar and spiral be used for 6th grade?


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