Morning math routines around the calendar help children explore a wide range of math concepts in a meaningful way. Calendar math can include a multitude of concepts, including counting, place value, odd and even numbers, patterns, money, time, calendar vocabulary, sequencing, graphing, and many more. Not all concepts will be covered every day, but over the course of the school year many of these ideas can be practiced and reinforced.
Here are some sites that will be helpful in planning your calendar organization and activities.
- Mathewire Morning Math Routines
- Here's a terrific post on daily calendar math from Mrs. Nelson's Class.
- The Math Their Way site has a chapter entitled The Opening that focuses on math and morning routines.
- At Mrs. Meacham's site you'll find a number of different pages devoted to the calendar, including calendar SMARTboard, calendar folders, calendar wall, calendar songs and much more! Lots of downloads can be found here.
- Ms. Winston has a page with downloads for all her calendar resources!
- Mrs. Shannon's First Grade Class site has a page devoted to her calendar routine. Downloads included here!
- Kathleen at Growing Kinders has a post where she shows how she uses calendar books with her kids.
- Shari Sloane has a number of terrific ideas for daily calendar time.
- Teaching in Room 6 has a number of posts on calendar math in upper elementary grades.
- Scholastic has a short article on calendar math activities.
- Mathwire has a page devoted to morning math routines.
- One post at ProTeacher describes a number of different calendar activities.
- Raki's Rad Resources has a number of ideas for calendar math.