Calendar Math and Flashbacks

Calendar Math is a very active Mathematical learning session. We are often up and moving as we learn math. Mrs. Fannin likes to sing and get those creative juices flowing with bodily kinesthetic movement and motions to help us learn math concepts. Below are the skills covered each month during Calendar Math

August/September Skills:
Explore patterns of multiples of 2 and 3
Examine 2-dimensional shapes and rotations of squares
Learn that squares are **SPECIAL rectangle**s because they have all sides the same length ***
Computations and Connections on a tens frame
Develop strategies for computing number facts
Construct visual images of number facts
Counting Tape adding on an open number line and Hundred Chart
Explore odd and even numbers
Group and count by tens, fives, twos, and ones
Understand place value Daily Depositor
Use estimation and mental math strategies to add
Regroup to add
Graph, Collect and organize data
Predict probability
Express the likelihood of an occurrence

October
Examine equilateral and isosceles triangles
Recognize multiples of 2 and 5
Computations and Connections on a tens frame
Explore number relationships
Provide strategies for computing
Create visual images and number stories for number facts
Measurement:  Measure length using meters, decimeters, and centimeters
Develop length referents
Clock: Understand A.M. and P.M.
Move ahead and back in hours and minutes
Tell time accurately
Counting Tape and Hundred Chart
Develop number sense
Recognize odd, even, and multiple patterns
Practice mental math Daily Depositor
Understand place value
Practice addition with regrouping, estimation, and using mental math
Coin Counter: Know coin values
Count mixed coins
Record money amounts
Graph: Collect and organize data
Weather patterns-collect data on weather, compare/contrast weather and climate
Read and interpret graphs

November
Examine rhombuses, squares, and rectangles
Recognize patterns of multiples
Computations and Connections
Explore number relationships
Practice various strategies for addition and subtraction
Measurement: Measure length using inches, feet, and yards (*updated to common core standard measurement increments **)
Develop length referents
Clock: Know how many minutes are in an hour, half hour, and quarter hour
Tell time accurately
Counting Tape and Hundred Chart
Develop number sense
Recognize odd, even, and multiple patterns
Practice rounding and mental math
Daily Depositor: Understand place value
Practice addition with regrouping, estimation, and using mental math
Coin Counter: Know and count coin values
Use mental math to compute change from purchases
Graph: Find coordinates on a graph
Play games strategically

December
Ending the Year
Calendar:  Analyze and predict patterns
Explore combining shapes to make other shapes
Recognize rotation of congruent figures
Computations and Connections:  Understand multiplication as adding equal amounts
Create visual images and number stories for multiplication facts
Clock: Know how many minutes are in an hour
Move ahead and back in hours and minutes using a number line strategy
Tell time accurately
Counting Tape and Hundred Chart: Compare numbers using the > and < symbols
Practice mental addition and subtraction strategies
Daily Depositor:  Study place value
Write large numbers in expanded notation
Use estimation and mental math
Coin Counter: Know and count coin values
Use mental math to compute change from purchases

January
Examine rectangular prisms, cubes, pyramids, cylinders, cones, and spheres
Computations and Connections: Explore multiples of 3
Create number stories and develop strategies for multiplication and division facts
Measurement:  Understand area and perimeter
Discover if figures with the same area have the same perimeter
Counting Tape and Hundred Chart:
Compare numbers using the < and > symbols
Practice mental math
Recognize number and multiple patterns
Daily Depositor: Examine sums of numbers in sequence
Express large numbers in various rotations
Coin Counter: Know and count coin values
Use mental math to compute change from purchases
Record money amounts
Graph: Collect and organize data
Read and interpret graphs

February
One Hundredth Day Celebration: Activities for this special day
Analyze and predict patterns
Understand fractional parts of circles
Computations and Connections: Explore multiples of 4
Create number stories and develop strategies for multiplication facts
Measurement: Measure using ounces, cups, pints, and quarts **(updated to include common core standards of liters, milliliters, grams/kilograms)
Develop referents for estimating capacity
Counting Tape and Hundred Chart: Identify multiples of 4
Group, count, and divide by 4
Practice mental math
Daily Depositor: Examine another strategy for adding numbers in sequence
Practice mental addition and subtraction
Coin Counter: Know and count coin values
Create an organized list to solve a problem
Graph: Collect and record data
Examine relationship between sample size and experiment results (also how to determine scale on a bar graph)

March
Analyze and predict patterns
Explore a growing pattern
Develop algebraic thinking
Computations and Connections:  Explore division as sharing equally among groups
Create division stories and number sentences
Measurement:  Measure using ounces and pounds (*updated to include common core standards grams/kilograms)
Develop referents for weight
Clock: Know how many minutes are in an hour
Move ahead and back in hours
Understand A.M. and P.M.
Counting Tape and Hundred Chart: TG p. 108 Explore multiples of 5
Recognize number and multiple patterns
Practice mental math
Daily Depositor: Round to hundreds and tens places
Express large numbers in various notations
Practice mental math
Coin Counter: Know and count coin values
Record money amounts
Use mental addition and multiplication
Graph: Conduct a preference poll
Collect, organize, and display data
Read a graph using increments of 5

April
Recognize symmetrical and asymmetrical figures
Examine fractions of a set
Analyze and predict patterns
Computations and Connections: Use the commutative and distributive properties of multiplication Explore patterns in the multiples of 10
Practice multiplication and division facts
Measurement: Convert milliliters to liters
Develop a referent for milliliters and liters
Counting Tape and Hundred Chart: Group and count by 10s, 6s, 5s, 4s, 3s, 2s, and 1s
Recognize number and multiple patterns
Understand place value
Practice mental math
Daily Depositor: Express large numbers in various notations
Study place value of large numbers
Regroup
Use estimation and mental math
Coin Counter: Know coin values and coin equivalencies
Count by 25s, 10s, 5s, and 1s
Use mental math to compute change
Use estimation with multiplication

May/June
Analyze and predict patterns
Examine cylinders, cones, and spheres and recognize these solids in the real world
Computations and Connections: Investigate number relationships, including factors
Connect multiplication and division
Connect division and fractions
Counting Tape and Hundred Chart: Explore multiples of 7 and 8
Recognize number and multiple patterns
Practice mental math
Daily Depositor: Reconsider a question given more data
Express large numbers in various notations
Practice mental math
Coin Counter:  Use coins to solve division problems
Find the difference between two amounts
Graph: Collect and organize data
Read and interpret graphs
Continue weather graph for the spring months

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