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Valentine Math Activities

February 9th, 2015

 

It’s Monday, February 9, 2015, and time for Math at ClickSchooling!

 

Recommended Website:

 

Googol Power: Valentine Math

 

Age Range: All (children with parental supervision)

 

Valentine’s Day is coming fast! As our friends at GoogolPower.com say, this is the time of year “when symmetrical Valentine hearts flourish, Fibonacci flowers are sold by the dozen, sweetheart candies are sorted, and you can count up all the ways you love your Valentine… and math!”
When you get to the site, you’ll find all kinds of free, innovative activities and suggestions for learning and enhancing math skills through things associated with Valentine’s Day such as:
  • Chocolate – Explore fractions with a chocolate bar!
  • Candy – Hone your sorting, grouping, and estimation skills with a box of sweetheart candies. Get free math lessons for grades 1-4. Get instructions for a game of “Valentine Candy Battleship.”
  • Hearts – Learn about symmetry while calculating the area and perimeter of a heart shape. Get instructions for a game of “Broken Heart Math.”
  • Valentines – Try the “Valentine Exchange Lesson.” (Homeschoolers could substitute “support group” for “classroom” in this activity.)
  • Solve Some Tricky Valentine’s Math Problems – Figure out an algorithm to solve a math puzzle, and see if you can answer some Valentine-themed word problems.

There are lots of ingenious ideas here and links to further resources too.

Candy Corn Math Ideas and More!

October 27th, 2014

 

It’s Monday, October 27, 2014, and time for Math at ClickSchooling!

 

Recommended Website:

 

Various – see below

 

Age Range: All (All grades: Most of the activities are for Grades K-8, but fun for all.  Parental supervision required.)

 

This website offers an article that contains all kinds of great ideas for how to use candy corn to teach math – from simple concepts for young students to more advanced math problems. In fact, the article refers to the “Internet Math Challenge From the University of Idaho” as a potentially fun math problem for geometry students. (You’ll find the solution HERE.)

Education World: 35 Chocolate Activities

Get a list of fun ideas using M&M’s, chocolate Kisses, candy bars and more to explore math, science, and language arts.

Math Investigations.com’s Candy Math Worksheet

Use M&Ms or other candies to review estimation, grouping, addition, and graphing with this free, printable worksheet.

Halloween Candy Math – Find a list of activities you can do with an assortment of candy including setting up a candy store and making a number book. Other activities teach estimation, measurement, fractions, and more.

Valentine Math

February 10th, 2014

 

It’s Monday, February 10, 2014, and time for Math at ClickSchooling!

 

Recommended Website:

 

Googol Learning: Valentine Math

 

Age Range: 6-14 (grades 1-9, approximately, with parental supervision).

 

At this website, you’ll find all kinds of free valentine-themed math activities that explore concepts from symmetry to Fibonacci and beyond for students of all ages. When you get to the site indulge in the sweet math menu that invites you to:

 

  • Explore measurements and temperature by making your own chocolate candy.
  • Graph your favorite chocolate bars and experiment with fractions as you divide them among your friends.
  • Use Sweetheart candies for counting, sorting, grouping, and estimation exercises.
  • Figure out the area and perimeter of a circle and square using common cinnamon heart candies.
  • Explore a variety of candy math lessons for grades 1-9.
  • Plot latitude and longitude in a game of Valentine Candy Battleship.
  • Make a symmetrical heart and calculate its perimeter.
  • Get a free printable set of multiplication flash cards for the times tables 2-13.
  • Discover your own heart’s resting rate and find out how much blood it pumps.
  • Use a formula (or algorithm) to calculate the number of hugs you’ll receive in February.
  • Solve some Valentine’s Day math word problems.

 

Then, explore the archive of links to even more Valentine’s Day math lessons, problems, quizzes, crafts, games, and more!

Don’t miss the rest of the fantastic GoogolPower.com website. You won’t believe the free math resources this site has in store for you!  

Math with Candy!

October 31st, 2011

Hi! It’s Monday, October 31, 2011 and time for Math at ClickSchooling!

Harvest Festivals and Halloween are synonymous with candy. If you’ve got extra candy around the house, try these activities using candy to learn about math.

Recommended Websites:
See Below

Age Range: All (Most of the activities are for grades K-8, but fun for all. Some of these websites are ad-supported. Parental supervision required.)

Candy Corn Math Ideas
This website offers an article that contains all kinds of great ideas for how to use candy corn to teach math – from simple concepts for young students to more advanced math problems. In fact, the article refers to the “Internet Math Challenge From the University of Idaho” as a potentially fun math problem for geometry students. (You’ll find the solution HERE.)

Education World: 35 Chocolate Activities
Get a list of fun ideas using M&M’s, chocolate Kisses, candy bars and more to explore math, science, and language arts.

MathInvestigations.com’s Candy Math Worksheet
Use M&Ms or other candies to review estimation, grouping, addition, and graphing with this free, printable worksheet.

Dupage Children’s Museum: Halloween Candy Logic
This children’s museum offers activities with candy that improves estimation, measurement, logic, problem solving, and algebraic thinking.

Make Play Dough: Halloween Candy Math – Scroll down the page to find a list of activities you can do with an assortment of candy including setting up a candy store and making a number book. Other activities teach estimation, measurement, fractions, and more.

Valentine Math Activities

February 14th, 2011

Hi!  It’s Monday, February 14, 2011 and time for Math at ClickSchooling!

Recommended Website:
Googol Power: Valentine Math

Age Range: All (with parental guidance/supervision)

As our friends at GoogolPower.com say, this is the time of year “when symmetrical Valentine hearts flourish, Fibonacci flowers are sold by the dozen, sweetheart candies are sorted, and you can count up all the ways you love your Valentine… and math!”

When you get to the site, you’ll find all kinds of free, innovative activities and suggestions for learning and enhancing math skills through things associated with Valentine’s Day such as:

*Chocolate – Explore fractions with a chocolate bar!

*Candy – Hone your sorting, grouping, and estimation skills with a box of sweetheart candies. Get free math lessons for grades 1-4. Get instructions for a game of “Valentine Candy Battleship.”

*Hearts – Learn about symmetry while calculating the area and perimeter of a heart shape. Get instructions for a game of “Broken Heart Math.”

*Valentines – Try the “Valentine Exchange Lesson.”  (Homeschoolers could substitute “support group” for “classroom” in this activity.)

*Solve Some Tricky Valentine’s Math Problems – Figure out an algorithm to solve a math puzzle, and see if you can answer some Valentine-themed word problems. 

There are lots of ingenious ideas here and links to further resources too.

Enjoy!

 

Diane Flynn Keith
for ClickSchooling
http://www.ClickSchooling.com

Valentine Math

February 8th, 2010

Hi!  It’s Monday, February 8, 2010 and time for Math at ClickSchooling!

Recommended Website:
Googol Learning: Valentine Math

Age Range: 6-14 (Grades 1-9)

At this website you’ll find all kinds of free valentine-themed math activities that explore concepts from symmetry to Fibonnaci and beyond for students of all ages. When you get to the site indulge in the sweet math menu that invites you to:

  • Explore measurements and temperature by making your own chocolate candy.
  • Graph your favorite chocolate bars and experiment with fractions as you divide them among your friends.
  • Use Sweetheart candies for counting, sorting, grouping, and estimation exercises.
  • Figure out the area and perimeter of a circle and square using common cinnamon heart candies.
  • Explore a variety of candy math lessons for grades 1-9.
  • Plot latitude and longitude in a game of Valentine Candy Battleship.
  • Make a symmetrical heart and calculate its perimeter.
  • Get a free printable set of multiplication flash cards for the times tables 2-13.
  • Discover your own heart’s resting rate and find out how much blood it pumps.
  • Use a formula (or algorithm) to calculate the number of hugs you’ll receive in February.
  • Solve some Valentine’s Day math word problems.

Then, explore the archive of links to even more Valentine’s Day math lessons, problems, quizzes, crafts, games, and more!

Don’t miss the rest of the fantastic GoogolPower.com website. You won’t believe the free math resources this site has in store for you!

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