When Valentine’s Day rolls around my students (and I) only have one thing on our minds… candy. I enjoy occasionally adding a sweet treat to my lessons to engage my students. This post shares a free Valentine’s Day pictograph activity that combines math and conversation candy hearts.
Can’t use real candy in your lessons? Click here to check out a digital math activity with digital candy hearts.
About the Valentine’s Day Math Activity
For this Valentine’s themed activity, students will use candy hearts to create a pictograph.
Once the students have organized their conversation hearts on the pictograph, they will complete math tasks about their data.
The math tasks cover a variety of skills including basic math operations, number comparisons, fractions, and decimals. The math tasks are what increase the rigor and make this resource more grade-level. However, you can pick and choose the tasks you want your students to complete.
Here are a few examples of math tasks included:
- Multiply the number of green hearts by 45.
- Write the number of yellow hearts and pink hearts as a fraction, then write 3 equivalent fractions.
- Compare the number of pink hearts to green hearts using <, >, =.
- Determine if the total number of hearts is divisible by the following numbers: 2, 3, and 5. If the number is divisible by the number, solve the division equation.
To complete this activity, you will need the following materials:
- Small bags of conversation hearts for each student or groups of students (I also included optional covers for zipper-seal bags so you can assemble the hearts ahead of the activity.)
- Student copies of pictograph
- Math activity task cards
- Student copies of recording sheets
Download the FREE Valentine’s Day Math Activity Here!
Click here or on the image below to download the free Valentine’s Day graphing activity now.
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