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Fun With Calendars

Subjects

  • Math

Grades

  • 6-8
  • 9-12
  • Gifted & Talented
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Brief Description

Students use the sum of four numbers to find dates on a calendar that form a square.

Objectives

Students demonstrate abilities using algebraic equations to calculate numbers and find number patterns.

Keywords

algebra, calendar, fun, puzzle, calculation

Materials Needed[shopmaterials]

monthly calendar, calculator, paper, pens or pencils

Lesson Plan

Link to the lesson Algebra -- Fun With Calendars. Extension: Have students create other calendar date patterns (for example, three-number diagonals). Link to Design Your Own.

Assessment

Evaluate how well students calculate the calendar dates.

Lesson Plan Source

Mathematics Lessons That Are Fun!

Submitted By

Janet Riehl

National Standards

Math:
NM.5-8.7
NM.5-8.1
NM.5-8.9
NM.9-12.1
NM.9-12.5


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