Valentine’s Day week is great for including some fun math centers. Here are some of my favorites and they are all low-prep, except to buy some conversation heart boxes of bags.

These are always a classroom hit because they are creative and mysterious. This set is also differentiated so students can choose a basic drawing or a more elaborate drawing. I like to display them on my math bulletin board.

These cards required students to think logically and algebraically to figure out how much each Valentine object weighs. The cards progress from simple to more difficult.

3. FREE! Conversation Hearts Graphs

You can either purchase boxes for each student, partners, groups, or buy bags (scoop out about 20 hearts). And students can make these fun graphs. This Freebie includes 5 (+1 blank) option: color, number of letters, number of consonants, number of vowels, and level of chips/broke off pieces.

This center gives your students another opportunity to think algebraically by using the Valentine symbols to represent numbers.

This is my favorite and one of the most memorable centers for my students. Using a fully-stocked party catalog (snacks, decorations, games, table ware, prizes), students figure out how much to spend and buy to plan a classroom party. Again it’s differentiated so some students can work on the shopping list, while others can work within a budget.

I hope you have a wonderful Valentine’s week!