These Valentine's Day themed warm-ups provide the opportunity to reinforce previously taught standards and expand understanding. These are meant as a platform for brief discussion. Monday is an opportunity to practice mental math. The rest of the week, I usually give students 2 - 5 minutes to work independently (Tuesday through Friday). We then discuss for another 5 minutes to ensure that we don't miss the chance to learn from mistakes, identify errors or learn new strategies.
I use this short, daily activity to spiral through the standards and review previous content. I also use it to inform my whole group and small group instruction. Be sure to download the free template that students write in each week!
March will be coming soon...