Do you use Calendar Maths in your class?
A few years ago I went to a Maths PLD course where an educator was using Calendar Maths as part of her every day maths programme! I immediately fell in love with the concept and how many way you can use this in your classroom!
Of course my calendar maths programme has changed over the past 3 years of me using it depending on the needs of my class. But it is still a vital part of my every day classroom practice.
I have a calendar maths board that we refer to every day. Some of the key aspects taught on this are: days of the week, months, year, weather, calendar dates, number recognition, patterns and days in school. The days in school aspect is important as you really get to focus on the concept of place value - ones, tens and hundreds. When you reach 100 days at school, you get to have a 100s day party which is a fabulous time! All my classes have loved 100s day - its basically a day filled with everything 100! 100 activities, 100 number counting, 100 object building, 100 cake making! So much fun.
To help share the love with using Calendar Maths, see my LTP that was devised to help teachers at my school see all the possibilities of using calendar maths within the class. You can download it and make a copy here.
I also have some resources available! Check out my 100s day pack - ideal for 100 days at school with activities. Available here or at my Teachers Pay Teachers Store. Also check out my calendar maths pack which helps set your calendar maths board up! Available here or at my Teachers Pay Teachers Store.
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