Number of the Day

number of the day

Today is the last day for posts regarding calendars for awhile. Though I will probably revisit them at some point!

We have visited Fractions of the Day, Decimals of the Day, and now here is a FREE printable for Number of the Day.

I will say that I do not recommend doing all three of these sheets everyday. This would eat up much of your precious and already limited math block. Look at your students needs, and choose the one that they need the most. You could also rotate through them, spending a week on each sheet.

With that said, here are some quick tips on using this sheet.

Many parts are the same. There is drawing a model and writing two equations with one of them having to have something of your choice.

There are three parts that are a little different.

The top right box has a number study. The children must decide if the number is odd or even and if the number is prime or composite. I’ve included a what are the factors of the number question to help reinforce what is prime and composite. I would use your judgment on this part though. If your number of the day is in the 2005, it may be difficult for the children or very time consuming to figure out the factors. You could simply require at least four factors if possible. If you have taught divisibility rules, you could say they have to list the factors up to 10. Again, this would be based on your judgment and knowledge of your students skills.

The middle right box, has basic operations. Never feel like you have to do all of it. If you are a third grade teacher, you probably will never use the division problem. If you are a fifth grade teacher with students that have mastered addition, you probably do not need to add this to your calendar time. You can also customize it for the day. If your number of the day is 2005, then subtracting 987 would make a great problem. Many students can use that type of review periodically.

On this work sample, the teacher required only subtraction and a difficult division problem. I love how the divisor is a two digit number.

Finally, the number line is a little different. Have you tried teaching rounding using a number line yet?? Well, if you haven’t this is a great way to begin to teach it.

Let’s say you are rounding the number of the day, 105, to the nearest hundreds. First, you have to decide which hundred comes before and after 105. That would be 100 and 200, so you place those numbers at the beginning and end of the number line. Then you have to decide which number is halfway between 100 and 200. You then place 150, halfway between 100 and 200. Finally, add 105 in the correct place on the number line. Wh hundred is 105 closest too? It is easy to see that it is closest to 100, and that is the answer!!!!!


Check out this video, if you want to see this in action.


You can get your FREE copy of Number of The Day .

You can also check out these awesome post that can help students who are struggling with the Number of the Day printable.




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