This resource is aimed at pupils in middle/senior classes or SEN pupils working on the calendar. It is based on pupils’ knowledge of the number of days in each month as well as in other units of time like a Leap Year and a fortnight. Pupils should have knowledge of these aspects of time before engaging in this exercise.
Cut up the sheets into 28 separate cards and laminate them individually. Pupils should read the time unit on the left side of each card and place a clothes peg on the answer that tells the correct number of days on the right side of the card.
This activity is especially suitable for pupils who may not be able to write answers but have a good knowledge of the calendar. It is a way for them to demonstrate this understanding. It is also good for fine motor skills in the manipulation of the pegs onto the cards.
We frequently gave activities such as this for homework to our SEN pupils. It gave them the sense that they had homework like everyone else and it also allowed the parents to see what Maths topic we were currently working on.
This activity could also be used as an independent work task completed by a pupil in their work station.