Need Some Valentine’s Day Inspiration for Your Math Centers?
I’m back once again, trying to make your lesson planning easier. I have gathered 10 (+) amazing FREE math centers and activities for Valentine’s Day for grades 3-5. Also, there is a link-up at the bottom where many other teacher-authors will add their free math centers as well. This is your one-stop shop for free math center lesson planning! Enjoy!
If you are a kindergarten through 2nd-grade teacher, check out this Top 10 Free Math Centers for Valentine’s Day (K-2nd) post!
This is an amazing craftivity that is perfect for centers or workshop time. Students complete 4 problems about equivalent fractions and ordering fractions. Then they color, cut, and assemble these cute 3-D models to hang in your classroom. There is also a blank heart included for students to come up with their own word problems (or you could even use this same idea for language arts). Also included are detailed instructions on putting it together.
This is such a fun and educational activity! Students use basic division facts (and the heart code breaker) to find the answers to 4 riddles. Kids can also come up with their own riddles or messages, and then switch to have their classmates crack the code. Great for division practice!
This activity would be great for either whole group instruction, a whole group game, for individual students (using 1:1 technology or during centers). The activity/ game includes 24 elapsed time multiple choice word problems. When the student clicks on their answer, they are directed to either a praise screen or a screen that tells them their answer was incorrect and sends them back to the question again. This is a great activity for incorporating technology into your math lessons.
This is a great matching game with improper fractions and mixed numbers. Students simply match the two sides of the hearts together. They come in colored (shown) or black and white for easy printing. If you aren’t teaching this quite yet, I also found a similar activity from Jennifer Findley at Teach to Inspire called Sweetheart Equivalent Fraction Math Center.
This list would not be complete without an activity with graphing Conversation Hearts. This great activity includes 6 different graphs including color, number of letters, number of consonants, number of vowels, the amount that are broken, and a blank graph for you to customize.
This is a great set of three pages of math brain teasers. There is one page for each of the following: whole numbers, fractions, and decimals. A great way to incorporate higher level thinking skills into your math block no matter what you are currently teaching.
This is a great game for a math center! Students will play tic-tac-toe with a twist of technology. They will solve a problem in one of the tic-tac-toe squares, and then check their answers with the QR code. This is a great way to incorporate technology into your math centers, even if you are not 1:1. Flapjack Educational Resources also has a great Equivalent Heart Fractions and Decimals SMART Board Game you should also check out.
This is a wonderful (and low prep) game for your math centers. Students spin three spinners on the game board. The spinners give them two numbers to either add or subtract. This center focuses on adding and subtracting 3-digit numbers. Also included are two pages of themed word problems.
This is a great activity for the upper elementary students learning about area and perimeter. Students will calculate the area and perimeter of each letter of “love.” Then they will decorate and color the letters for a great bulletin board display.
This is a great game to add to your math centers. Students will take turns drawing cards that require them to add fractions with like denominators. Included are a colored or black and white game board, 27 question cards, and 9 additional cards with different directions. Your kids will love it!
Need Even More Ideas for Valentine’s Day Math Centers?
Check out these awesome FREE center ideas as well! I would love for you to share your FREE Valentine’s Day Math Centers or Activities! After you link, check out at least 3 of the other centers and leave the author some feedback! Then, share with your friends on social media!