Education Technology

Days Between Dates

Published on 06/09/2008

Activity Overview

In this activity, students will determine the number of days between dates. They will find the amount due on a loan at the end of a term, which may be in days, months or years.

Before the Activity

  • See the attached PDF file for detailed instructions for this activity
  • Print page 10 from the attached PDF file for your class
  • During the Activity

    Distribute the page to the class.

    Follow the Activity procedures:

  • Select the dbd command from the calculator menu
  • Input the beginning date and the ending date in the MM.DD.YY format
  • Find the number of days between the two dates
  • Use the result to calculate the amount due on a loan
  • After the Activity

    Review student results:

  • As a class, discuss questions that appeared to be more challenging
  • Re-teach concepts as necessary