My hope is that these activities will help you to implement great instruction in your classroom to improve student success and achievement.
This group of Valentine’s Day math activities is not intended to be used in any specific order. Rather, you should examine all that is included in this pack and see which of the activities will best suit your students’ needs.
I’ve differentiated the activities in certain respects. For instance, the activity for making a bar graph includes a sheet with increments of one and another with increments of five. Also, most activities have a variety of levels of problems from easy, to average, to more advanced. Even making a bar graph is easier than making a circle graph, so you can assign different graphs to different levels of students.
In order to complete some activities, you will need a box of conversation heart candies for each student to sort and record data. These are fairly inexpensive and found at most local drug stores or grocery stores during the holiday season.
In addition students will need a copy of a percent wheel or percent circle to make the circle graph. My students use Everyday Math, so they already have one. You can often find templates online to download for free.
You will find that while most activities in this pack are math related, I have also included a passage about the history of conversation hearts with text dependent questions. This may be a great morning work assignment, center activity, or guided reading task.
I hope these activities are mostly self-explanatory, and I hope they help you implement best practices in the classroom all while helping your students become engaged mathematicians and readers. Please feel free to ask me a question on the Ask A Seller A Question page of my TPT store.
Monster Wrangler Mike
Converting fractions to decimals to percent
Making Circle Graphs
Making Bar Graphs
Adding and Subtracting Fractions
Sorting/Classifying Valentine Cards by Traits
Reading Passage with Text Dependent Questions
Multiplying Whole Numbers
Multiplying and Dividing Decimals