Renaming the Date Math

Suggested Grades



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.


  • paper
  • 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.
    1. May 3+15
    2. May 10+8
    3. May 2+5+11
    4. May 9×2
    5. May 1+3+2+6+4+2
    6. etc….
  • Try doing this activity as a daily opener with whatever operation you are working on.