Working on a number of the day gives kids practice with place value, expanded notation, odd and even numbers… so many math skills in one simple activity. They are such an easy way to differentiate for a variety of learners during morning work or math rotations. Just hit “print” and you’re ready to go!

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Getting Ready

I’m a bit of a font geek so I made the number of the day sheets editable in case you wanted to make the number written in the box at the top of the page match the rest of the paper.

This first round, I wanted Big Brother (age 6.5) to work on a number that had three digits so I typed in 124 and hit print.

Note: There are two versions of the sheet – one has labels written above the expanded notation boxes so that kids know to write the hundreds, tens and ones; and a second option does not include those labels so you can use it with students who are ready for a little challenge.

I grabbed our crayons and a pencil and invited Big Brother to join me.

Working Through the Number of the Day

The number of the day page was super self explanatory. Big Brother worked his way through the page – separating out the hundreds, tens and ones digits; coloring the base ten blocks; marking whether the number was odd or even…

Free number of the day sheet!

I loved that he was practicing so many math skills on one sheet.

And the best part was that I could simply type in a new number at the top of the page and the activity would be brand new again!

Editable Number of the Day Sheets!

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  1. I am clicking on the blue line below the picture, unable to download.

    1. Hi there!
      You’ll want to double check that your pop-up blocker is turned off. ?? It will attempt to open a new page that you can enter your information to snag the download. Let us know if it is still giving you trouble! You can send us an email of at
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  2. What exact font was used for this number of the day? There are so many in the hello font.

    1. Hi Leah,
      The font used for the number of the day sheet is Hello Billionaire. I hope you and your students love it!
      Sarah // Playdough to Plato Team

    1. Hi Mar,
      To download the number of the day sheet, look for the blue “Download Here” button at the very bottom of the page.
      Sarah // Playdough to Plato Team

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