These Valentine's Day Story Problems were a hit in my mathematics classroom. Each silly prompt will require students to think critically about the details provided and make decisions on what data is needed and what mathematically needs to be done to solve the problem.
These story problems are a great way to keep the fun in Valentine's Day but still promote critical thinking. All items are fully editable so you can include your own students' names!
This item is included in the Math Story Problems Bundle for Middle School. If you purchased the bundle, you will not need to purchase this item.
Here are some sample problems:
1. Melinda decided to spend Valentine’s Day making hot dogs for all of her closest friends because she can’t stand the taste of candy or cookies or any other sweet. She bought 10 packs of hot dogs that contained 8 hot dogs each. Each pack of hot dogs cost $2.80. How much did Melinda pay for each individual hot dog?
2. Jake purchased 23 pieces of pink paper, 43 pieces of purple paper, 53 pieces of red paper, and 39 pieces of black paper to make his Valentine’s Day cards. The paper was on sale for 4 for $1. How much did Jake pay for the paper?
3. Cupid shot 80 arrows this year at Hale Elementary School hoping to strike Maddie. Although he missed, he did get in a good workout. If he burns 30 calories per shot, how many calories did he burn total?