Another quick NumberLoving freebie Maths activity for the week of love, leading up to Valentine’s Day. Definitely suitable for GCSE 9-1 Maths and has plenty of challenge (Pythagoras, multi-step, area of parts of circles, area of sectors and segments).
There are five different hearts and pupils are asked to find the area and perimeter of the heart. The hearts are made up of triangles and two semi-circles or the more challenging heart (heart 5) requires pupils to calculate the area of two identical major circle segments.
Take a closer look at worksheet five for the extra challenge, suitable starter or plenary for Higher GCSE students.
Download the full free resource via the link below; this includes five different hearts of varying challenge that can be printed as worksheets (or displayed) and includes the solutions!
Valentine’s Day, not everyone’s favourite day, we show our numbers love and respect everyday of the year. However we will celebrate and share the number love with our students in class this week too.
Great way to introduce topology and the idea of mobius strips to pupils, finishing the lesson of with these fantastic mobius hearts. The 360blog here gives a step by step guide to making your mobius hearts. Take a good look round 360’s blog and don’t miss the pop-up Sierpinksi Valentine’s cards here, all about fractals.
Follow this instructional video to construct a perfect heart using a compass and pencil, not for the feint hearted!
Choose your words carefully!
Mr Buffington explains why we should beware telling loved ones they’re one in a million.
Check out these made by Counting Coconuts’ Blog, click here to visit.
Decoding a valentine’s message using a simple subtraction exercise, nice settler or quick starter activity. Click here for a printable worksheet.
Wow check out this blog What Teachers Want by a teacher called Rachelle and Natalie, this post has some great valentine maths ideas. Rachelle and Natalie’s blog is jam packed with free printables, not all mathematics activities.
Here you will find the Valentines Math pack, great for key stage 2 pupils.
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MathWorld have given us the equations to our hearts to create different heart shaped graphs. It is worthwhile having a look at the website here, it’s full of great resources.
Create your own beating heart using matlab, guide here on Walking Randomly’s blog, or check out the demo here. Why not display this on your interactive whiteboard and see who takes an interest.
Last but not least a Valentine’s day card that would be loved by any mathematician! Get in touch @numberloving and check out our NumberLoving Store for free and premium resources.