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A Math Teacher's Guide to Valentine's Day Fun

Posted 02/06/2024 by TI Staff

Valentine’s Day is the perfect chance to show off your love of math. And to help kindle that mathematical romance, we’ve rounded up a collection of free teacher resources for your classroom.

Along with some heartfelt Valentine’s Day classroom decorations and engaging teacher webinars, there’s also lovable student activities made for your TI-84 Plus CE or TI-Nspire™ CX II graphing calculators to match up with this special holiday.

Check out the assortment of resources you can add to your class today, including:
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Piecewise activities to get students buzzing

When it comes to students practicing their math skills, piecewise activities are a great way to reinforce their knowledge of functions, limited domains and transformations while making learning fun. And we’re willing to bet these math worksheets are the key to unlocking your students’ love of math.

Choose from a variety of piecewise activities, featuring a whimsical “Bee Mine” design alongside two other valentine-themed options. Each activity offers three distinct levels of complexity, inviting students to dive right into limited domains of piecewise functions, identify transformations, or sharpen their math skills by creating their own original design. The flexibility ensures you can tailor each activity to best suit your students’ abilities!

“Thank you! Will modify to my students needs.??” – @kitty11235 from Instagram

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Multiply smiles with expressions of math love

Go beyond typical Valentine’s Day cards and hand out these unique “Mathentine” surprises instead! These math-inspired valentines are delightful conversation starters you can print and cut out on cardstock, or use sticker paper for a quick and easy peel-and-stick solution.

“These are so fun! Thanks!!” – @mbpederson from Instagram

Download Mathentines
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Try a sweet new classroom decoration

Get crafty and decorate your learning space with a lovely bulletin board display. These classroom valentine decorations from @MissCraftyMathTeacher feature the TI-84 Plus CE and TI-Nspire™ CX II handhelds in multiple colors and styles. Sprinkle candy hearts and calculators on your door, hallway and walls for an extra sweet display.

“OMG this is so cuteee!!!” – @rrs_lawyer on Instagram

Check out the classroom decor

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Valentine’s Day webinar for teachers ... with activities!

Watch our valentines-themed webinar to explore hands-on activities for your TI-84 Plus CE or TI-Nspire™ CX II graphing calculators to #SpreadMathLove with your students.

“So many fun ideas for spreading math love! :)” – Webinar attendee

The “Candy Grab” invites students to collect data and create linear functions, discovering the relationship between hand span and candy collected. In the “Personality Match” activity, equations find their graphical soulmates. Finally, uncover the multiple ways to create heart shapes with sliders and lists, sparking creativity and mathematical curiosity.

Check out more Valentine's Day themed webinars
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What’s next after Valentine’s Day?

Let’s inspire a love for math that lasts beyond February! Follow us on social @TIcalculators and stay updated on fun ways to make your math classroom a positive, engaging place for students to learn.

Connect with us on Pinterest for more inspiration and curate your own treasure trove of ideas. You’ll also find our math activities board featuring themed activities all year long.

Also, sign up for emails to get notified when new teacher resources become available.

We look forward to spreading math love with you throughout the year!