Teacher Tuesday: Candy Heart Math

by: Cherie DuPuy

Incorporating math with holidays can sometimes be challenging.  Today’s Teacher Tuesday gives a great way to use math and Valentine’s Day at one time.


Buy each child in your class a small package of valentine conversation hearts.

First, have the students shake and guess how  many hearts are in their box.

Second, ask the children to open the box and count the number of hearts.  Have the children compare the actual amount to their guess.

Third, sort the hearts in different manners.  For example sort by color, message, number of words on heart.

As a class graph which color each child has most.

Finally, identify the different flavors by tasting. YUM!


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