Valentine's Day activity for math class! In this Valentine's Day-themed activity, students practice calculating area, perimeter, volume, and surface area of two- and three-dimensional geometric figures. Students travel in pairs to eight stations. Each student will determine the area and perimeter of two different irregular two-dimensional shapes made up of triangles, rectangles, trapezoids, and semicircles. Each student will also determine the volume and surface area of a rectangular prism and triangular prism.
-You can either set up the 8 stations at groups of desks or tape the stations to the walls around the room. Either way keep the images that are alike together.
-Pair students up. Assign one partner to be “A” and one to be “B.” They should record their assignment in the top right hand corner of their workspace.
-Students travel to each station as a pair. They each complete one problem based on their letter assignment. Although they are each each determining area/perimeter/volume/surface area of different figures, they can check to see if they are correct because they should have matching products.
-Students neatly copy the original problem and show their work in the stations workspace.
-Once they determine the solution and confirm their result matches their partner's result, they check the key to find that answer and write the corresponding letter in the small box in the right hand corner of the workspace.
-Students continue to go to all 8 stations. You can either allow students to move freely around the room in any order or set a timer and have students all rotate at the same time. Each station should take about 2-3 minutes.
-In the end, they should unscramble the letters to find the mystery word. They share this mystery word with you to confirm that their work is complete. The mystery word is TRUE LOVE. I allow those students who finish first to help other students complete the activity.
Included in this product:
-8 stations (each with 2 different geometric figures)
-2-page answer key
-2-page Teacher's Guide with CCSS, objectives, materials, and procedure
Happy Valentine's Day! Hope your students enjoy this Valentine's Day Math Activity as much as mine do!
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