Math - 2019-20

2.10 - Calendar

The student will

a) determine past and future days of the week; and

b) identify specific days and dates on a given calendar.

Adopted: 2016


SOL 2.10a

  • So that I can use a calendar to measure time
  • So that I can determine how many more days there are before a big event (the last day of school, a birthday, a holiday)
  • So that I know how many days/weeks/months  until....
  • So that I know how many days have past since a big event
  • So that I can see the  numerical patterns in calendars.

SOL 2.10b

  • So that I know when special days like holidays and birthdays are
  • So that I know what resource I have today
  • So that I know what days to go to school


  • The calendar is a way to represent units of time (e.g., days, weeks, months, and years).
  • Using a calendar develops the concept of day as a 24-hour period rather than a period of time from sunrise to sunset.
  • Practical situations are appropriate to develop a sense of the interval of time between events (e.g., club meetings occur every week on Monday: there is a week between meetings).


The student will use problem solving, mathematical communication, mathematical reasoning, connections, and representations to

  •  Determine the day that is a specific number of days or weeks in the past or in the future from a given date, using a calendar. (a)

  • Identify specific days and dates (e.g., What is the third Monday in a given month?  What day of the week is May 11?). (b)


Updated: Aug 22, 2018