**Student Instructions**

You are going to create and solve your own math problem using the numbers of the day! 1. ๐ Find today's date - the month, day and year. For example: March 17, 2020 you would have the following numbers to play with: The month, March = 3 Day= 17 Year = 2020. 2. Create a math problem that involves all of the numbers. Decide if you want to count the year as one number in the thousands (the year 2020 is 2,020 in a math problem!) or break it into two numbers (so the year 2020 could be the number 20 and the number 20 again). You can invite a family member to join you in creating the math challenge of the day. 3. Tap the add button. 4. Write your math problem on a piece of paper and then solve it! Show the tools or models you used to figure it out. I want to see your thinking. 5. Tap the camera to take a photo of your work. 6. Choose a tool to read the problem and explain how you came up with the answer. 7. Tap the check to save. Option: Show two other ways you could solve your problem? Challenge a family member solve the problem? Have them share the strategy they used. Family Why: Working with numbers builds foundational math skills. Children are more engaged when they can create math problems that include things they care about. This activity lets you see your child's thinking process.

This activity encourages students to create and solve a mathematical equation using information from daily life. It also requires students to make their mathematical thinking visible. You can customize and change this activity based on the age and skill of your students. CCSS.MATH.PRACTICE.MP4 Model with mathematics. CCSS.MATH.PRACTICE.MP5 Use appropriate tools strategically.