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Number of the Day Routine

I’m always looking for a good number of the day routine, and I found one on my own campus!

One of my sweet 3rd-grade teachers gave me the idea for this one. It covers a variety of number skills, and she plans on using the day in school as the number of the day. In the Subtract from square, she had 177, the number of days we have in our school year. I left it blank to give you options. We discussed a couple of ways this could be used. My favorite includes doing most of the problems whole group four days out of the week. I just love the mathematical conversations it would generate. On those four days, have the kiddos put the answers to a couple of the problems you don’tย do on sticky notes and put them on the Parking Lot. Vary the problems you choose each day, and this gives you a quick formative assessment option. On the fifth day, you could have the kiddos do the sheet independently. Change the problems up every so often to provide a spiraling review and keep the activity fresh.

Number of the day routine

Click here to grab your Number of the Day Routine template!

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    1. Actually, the idea came from a very similar routine that my 1st grade teaches are doing–only they do their totally verbally. It’s very similar though.

    2. I used this same form with my first graders. I didn’t begin using it until October, and I had to really help them in the beginning, but they eventually catch on! It’s great!

  1. Thanks for sharing all your great ideas! I teach sixth grade math and have adapted many of them for my group – today’s sheet would be perfect for my Intervention group that needs a lot of review! Your teachers are very lucky to have such support from you AND your school is blessed with fantastic teachers!

    1. Thanks for the lovely comment! I’m so excited to hear that some of my ideas are working for you and your kiddos. Isn’t the Internet great??!!

  2. Outed by my math coach!!! Thank you sooooo much for all your help! I was so excited today when my kiddos made connections between your number string lessons and our multiplication arrays! Yahoo!!!

  3. I really like your Number of the Day activity but I am unable to grab a copy of my own. I’ve tried the link many times over the last 2 days and I keep getting an error message. Is there another way I can get a copy of this worksheet?

  4. I love this! What do you do for the Fact Families when there is only a 1 or 2 digit number?
    Where do you find the time to teach, blog, create lessons/activities AND have a life? ๐Ÿ™‚
    Thanks for all you do/share!

    1. Hmmm, good point, Terri. I guess because this was in a 3rd grade classroom, they were using 2-digit numbers. If it’s 2-digit, they could use the two digits. So if’s it 45, they could do 4 x 5 or 4 + 5. As for being ‘super blogger’, I’m slowing down a bit. ๐Ÿ™‚

  5. I look forward to seeing what you post every day – such great ideas that correspond to the common core and the new math “program” that I am using.

  6. Hmmmm….just what I was looking for. What about a 3 digit number or larger? I teach 4th grade. I was thinking they could either pick 2 digits or I could say take the digit in the tens and the hundreds and make a fact family with it. That would tie place value to the number and get them applying it in different ways.
    LOVE YOUR BLOG!! I have sent many people to you!!!

    1. I love the idea of the place value twist! Thanks for the kind words about my blog. It’s all about sharing ideas (like your place value one!)and helping us all to be better teachers!

  7. I love it! I am always looking for ways to engage and challenge my 2nds I think this will be perfect! I especially like the “sum of the digits” part! Thank you so much for sharing! I love your blog and visit often (even if I don’t always comment!)

  8. I so appreciate your ideas and insights. Thank you thank you for sharing another great resource. Keep ’em coming!

  9. thank you so much! This is EXACTLY what I needed because it hits on all of the review elements that I need to concentrate on with my 2nd graders. I can use this during interventions too.

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