Counting Valentines

This Valentine's Day, add a touch of festive flair to your math lesson with a booklet that combines counting, reading, and a sweet treat. Young mathematicians read a poem, count candy hearts, and record the amount of each color found. 

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Have colored pencils, crayons, or markers available for scholars to color with and write corresponding numbers 
  • Assign the worksheet during a math rotation, have an adult supervise for assistance and keep candy consumption at an appropriate rate
  • Send the book home along with a small bag of candy for learners to work on with their family members 
Classroom Considerations

  • Check to see if candy hearts, or other candy you wish to use, contain any ingredients that can cause allergic reactions in your classroom 
Pros

  • The pages are well-designed and clearly formatted
  • Font is large and easy to read 
Cons

  • None