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Math Lesson
for Heart Day
Objective:
The students will add 4 numbers to
find a sum.

Materials

Heart
Shape Worksheet, or a heart shape divided into 4 areas

Small
manipulatives, such as counting bears, beans, or candy
hearts.

Procedure

If
appropriate, review
addition of two numbers.

Pass
out the Heart Shape Worksheet and the manipulatives.
Discuss how the heart has four chambers and that the
students will be adding four numbers together to find
a sum.

Give
the students problems in which they have to add 4
addends to find the sum. The students will then
use the manipulatives on the worksheet to solve the
problems. They will place the appropriate number
of beans/counting bears/candy hearts in each chamber to find the
answer.

Allow
the students time to record the addition problems on
their worksheets.

Have
the students create their own problems involving 4
addends.

For
older students, expand this to a lesson on
multiplication by 4s.

Other
Lesson Ideas

Have
a lesson on symmetry. Find examples of hearts
that are symmetrical as well as asymmetrical.
Use the Heart Sheet for examples. Have the
students create some of their own symmetrical and
asymmetrical hearts.

Place
candy hearts in a container and have the students
estimate how many hearts there are. Work
together as a class to count the number and have the
students figure how far off their estimates were.


