# Renaming the Date Math

#### Suggested Grades

1-3

#### Objective

Students will practice their addition, subtraction, multiplication, and/or division skills to "rename" the date. Through this activity students will also be exposed to many different equations that have the same answer.

#### Materials

- paper
- writing utensils

#### Method

- Ask students to look at the date and then figure out how many different ways they can rename the date through equations.

**Example:**If the date is May 18, here are some different ways of renaming it.

- May 3+15

- May 10+8

- May 2+5+11

- May 9x2

- May 1+3+2+6+4+2
- etc....

- May 3+15
- Try doing this activity as a daily opener with whatever operation you are working on.