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,

**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!__**Draw a measurement line across each heart. 1. Measure each heart at the line using candy hearts.**

__Prep:__

**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!

2. Stack it! (& count it!)

it was so much 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**

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!

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

ReplyDeleteFunny- 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. :)

ReplyDeleteWhat 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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