Bring some mathy-fun to your classroom with these Valentine’s Day math activities and logic puzzles! These puzzles are suitable for upper elementary, middle school, and high school students.
Valentine’s Day Logic Puzzles
Help your students grow their logical thinking skills with these Valentine’s Day logic puzzles! These specific puzzles can be used with a wide range of students including elementary school, middle school, and high school.
This Valentine’s Day logic puzzle combines cheesy mathematical valentines with a square edge-matching puzzle. Can you correctly assemble the pieces to create a 3×3 square?
Looking for a fun Valentine’s Day math puzzle? This pentominoes heart puzzle is sure to provide a fun and engaging Valentine’s puzzle experience.
Can you create the given heart shape using a standard set of twelve pentomino pieces?
Arrange the ten pieces to form the shape of a heart in this fun tangram-inspired puzzle for Valentine’s Day.
You could actually use this puzzle any time of the year!
Arrange the five pieces to entirely cover the provided heart shape. You can rotate pieces and flip them over, but you cannot overlap the pieces.
While this isn’t specifically a Valentine’s Day Logic Puzzle, the fact that it has a heart in it makes it perfect for the current holiday.
Can your students figure out what symbol comes next in the M Heart 8 Sequence puzzle? This one is a classic for a reason!
Parmenter Math shares a brilliant Valentine’s Day themed Which One Doesn’t Belong Puzzle involving hearts made out of pattern blocks.
Math Themed Valentines Sayings and Ideas
Want to give your students a mathematical valentine? Check out these math valentine sayings to give you some ideas!
Download and print a fun math-based valentine to give to your students along with some laffy taffy.
Are pixy stix more your jam? Check out this parallel line themed math valentine!
Amy Hogan shares a clever valentine’s day poem about statistics.
Challenge your students to write a similar poem!
Kassia Wedekind shares a valentine that her daughter received from her teacher which was actually a heart puzzle to be put together. This would be so easy to pull off!
Math Art for Valentine’s Day
Valentine’s Day is the perfect opportunity to infuse some math art into your classroom. All you need for these math art activities is paper, scissors, and a ruler or straight edge.
Introduce your students to mobius strips on Valentine’s Day with a fun activity that ends up producing two interlinking hearts when the mobius strips are cut in half.
My students are always mesmerized by this math art activity!
Sarah Furman brings a bit of math art into her classroom with origami hearts for Valentine’s Day.
If you’d rather show a video, Clarissa recommends this Origami Heart Folding Tutorial Video.
After you have your students build origami hearts, give them this challenge from Mark Kaercher that has them figure out what fraction of the area is shaded.
Dawn shares a project she did with her Algebra 2 students where each student graphed equations in Desmos to form a Valentine’s Day image which they then turned into a Math Valentine.
The results were impressive!
Clarissa Grandi offers templates and instructions for teaching students to draw cardioids. I have done this lesson with students, and it is always well-received!
Valentine’s Day Classroom Decorations
Looking to decorate your math classroom for Valentine’s Day? Here are a few ideas to help you out!
Decorate your classroom with these conversation heart posters including mathematical sayings.
Mrs. Bradley shares a great looking bulletin board she made out of geometry valentine’s that students wrote as an assignment.
If your students are familiar with imaginary numbers, they will get a kick of the message on this bulletin board!
Community Building Activities for Valentine’s Day
Valentine’s Day is the perfect opportunity to help improve your school’s community by having students write messages to fellow classmates or to staff members.
Jamboard may soon be no longer a google product, but I’m sure you could still take inspiration from this Valentine’s Day Jamboard Activity.
Students will enjoy creating posters with heart-felt messages for school staff in this Valentine’s Project.
Alicia Bena has students give “heart attacks” to various staff members by having them write positive messages on hearts and posting them near their work areas. For example, one class decided to give a “heart attack” to the school’s custodial staff.
Valentine’s Day Math Lessons and Activities
Want to celebrate Valentine’s Day but need to make sure it ties into the math curriculum? Here are some very math-y ways to infuse Valentine’s Day into your math lessons! Most of these lesson ideas are geared toward middle school and high school classrooms.
Deb Bulin shares a visual system of equations puzzle for Valentine’s Day. Want to know what is even cooler?!? It’s on her SHIRT!
Nancy Fitzpatrick uses Valentine’s Day as an opportunity to teach students to find the area of a heart by breaking it down into semicircles, diamonds, and triangles. Brilliant!
Marianna Jennings shares a STEM project where she challenges students to think through how to find the volume of a heart-shaped lollipop.
Your students will get a kick out of solving this Valentine’s Day Inequality Problem!
Put your students’ polar graphing skills to the test by having them graph a cardioid by hand for Valentine’s Day!
Wolfram Alpha shares a great variety of equations that you can give students to graph that will result in heart-shaped curves.
Miscellaneous Valentine’s Day Ideas
Have some extra conversation hearts lying around? Check out this lab I did on Valentine’s Day back when I taught science.
More Activities for Valentine’s Day
- Valentine’s Day Square Matching Puzzle
- Valentine’s Day Math Activities & Puzzles
- Math Valentine Conversation Hearts Posters
- Math Valentine Square Puzzle
- Pentominoes Heart Puzzle
- Printable Heart Tangram Puzzle
- Valentine’s Jamboard Activity
- Cover the Heart Puzzle
- Conversation Hearts Lab for Valentine’s Day
- Valentine’s Teacher Appreciation Project
- Laffy Taffy Math Valentines
- Parallel Lines Math Valentines with Pixy Stix
- Valentine’s Day Mobius Strip Activity