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.
- writing utensils
- 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 9×2
- May 1+3+2+6+4+2
- Try doing this activity as a daily opener with whatever operation you are working on.