CAMT is over, but my reporting isn’t. I snapped some pics of these number of the day posters one of the presenters had up, because I liked that they showed how easy it can be to incorporate good math into your daily routine. Notice also that they are easily adapted for different grade levels, going from a 2-digit number in the first example to a 4-digit in the last. Pressed for time? Do a number of the week, like the 2nd example. It’s no secret that kids get bored with the same…ol’…thing. This approach makes it very easy to change things up. The presenter told use she had multiple posters, and she often switched in new ones to keep the activities fresh. Sure, you could make fancier posters, but a simple chart paper format like the one shown lets you adapt the skills to the current needs of your students.
Other ideas for number of the day:
- draw with base-10 block models
- represent with tally marks
- double it (vocabulary)
- find all the factors
- skip count on by 10s (counting by 10s off the decade)
- write in expanded form
- make using addition (or subtraction) 4 different ways
- draw as an array
- draw a rectangle with a perimeter of
- value of the digit ____
- 1 more, 1 less, 10 more, 10 less
- add a decimal point somewhere in the number; explain your new number and how it compares to the original
- round to the nearest ten (hundred, thousand)
- check for divisibility by 2, 3, 5, 6, 9, and 10 (divisibility rules)
Check out this post for another unique number of the day routine!
I’m sure you can think of many more! Feel free to add your own in the comments.