Chocolate, teddy bears, love letters and flowers. These things are synonymous with Valentine's Day and will likely fill your classrooms on Friday. But the love doesn't have to stop there. Keep it going with 6 Valentine's Day themed ideas and activities that are sure to make your students' hearts go pitter-pat.
Inspired by (and borrowed from), our friend, Sara Van Der Werf's blog, these engaging resources are simple enough to prepare and share just in time for your in-class celebration.
Speaking of Sara, she will be speaking at HIVE 2020. Will we see you in New Orleans June 23 - 25? Early Bird pricing ends March 1, 2020.
Sad Love < Infinite Solutions
Sara tells the tragic love stories of parallel and intersecting lines in this interactive, memorable way. Download and customize the cards she uses here.
A Pop-Up Sierpinksi Valentine
Calling all triangle lovers! Get your (heart)fill with this demonstration, a piece of construction paper and a pair of scissors. Dinosaur optional.
Two Mobius Hearts Become One
Almost like magic, this quick how-to transforms paper strips and a few pieces of scotch tape into an exploration into topology! Annie Forest has even more resources on her blog.
I Heart Graphs
Don't mind us. We'll just be over here creating hearts on coordinate planes today.
Tell that fellow math fan exactly how you feel.
Or maybe not...
Graphing & Kisses
We've got to show love to the little ones, too! This graphing exercise is fun way to teach manipulatives to Pre-K and Kindergarten students.
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