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Friday, February 10, 2012

Valentine's Day Fun: Candy Heart Math

Valentine's Day just isn't Valentine's Day without...
 candy/conversation hearts!
They always seem to make their way home, 
whether I buy them or not.

I am personally not a fan of eating them, 
but I absolutely LOVE to use them as manipulatives!


Conversation/Candy Hearts Math
Here are a few fun ways to use candy hearts in math.

Measure It!

What You Need:
various sized heart cut-ots
candy/conversation hearts
ruler
marker
recording sheet & pencil

How to Measure It!
Prep: Draw a measurement line across each heart.  1. Measure each heart at the line using candy hearts.


2. Record answers on sheet.


Estimation

What You Need:
candy/conversation hearts
sheet with different sized hearts
pencil

Estimate!
1. Have child estimate how many hearts it will take to fill the inside of each heart

2. Fill the inside of each heart with candy/conversation hearts and record the actual amount.


Just for Fun: Stacking!
Stacking is fun, but stacking candy hearts is FUN!

What You Need:
Candy Hearts
Record Sheet (optional)

Stack It!
 1. Let child make a prediction of how many candy hearts they think they can stack.

2. Stack it! (& count it!)


We did this over & over again - 
it was so much fun!


Here are a few more ideas for candy heart math that we worked on last year.



Looking for more Valentine's Day math ideas? Check out our Heart Math for Pre-K & K!

Bern

9 comments:

  1. Lots of fun math here! My boys are slightly younger, so we just did the graphing and sorting that you did last year, but I look forward to trying some of these ideas next year! They would have loved the stacking!

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  2. Lots of fun math ideas with candy hearts. I needed some ideas for my older boys using the hearts. Thanks so much for sharing!

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  3. Funny- you and Rebekah had similar ideas and totally different approaches at the same time. She used water chestnuts and hearts to do perimeter and area lessons- and you used candy hearts to do stacking and counting. Cute. And it reminds me that I need to buy my kids their first candy hearts. :)

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  4. What great ideas! As a former math teacher I always like to see what people come up with for math ideas. Thank you for sharing at Sharing Saturday! Have a great week!

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  5. What great activities for estimation and math. Good job, mama.

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