Use heart_shaped candy to teach the more simple mathematical arithmetic; like addition and subtraction. Provide children with pre_determined math problems that they can figure out using the sweets. Alternatively, make heart_shaped numeral cards that children can arrange on their desk to solve a math problem. You could give them a total to reach and they must use the cards to create the question. There are websites that offer a vast array of Valentine's Day worksheets. They offer varying levels of difficulty to make them suitable for Grade One to Grade Five. Each set of math worksheets include all the major mathematical problems; addition, subtraction, multiplication, division and even word problems. All these sheets include Valentine's Day pictures. The online math worksheets are also available with pre_written word problems that are all associated with what happens on Valentine's Day.

Engagement entails much more than rote repetition of a procedure. Math worksheets tend to present very similar problem types over and over, leading to mundane practice of disassociated skills. For students who understand the material and successfully complete an assignment, another worksheet becomes meaningless. On the other hand, for the students who don't understand the material, an alternative method of instruction is what's needed. Another worksheet simply adds to the student's frustration, or worse, contributes to a belief that "I'll never understand math." A cute image or a "fill_in_the_blanks" riddle does nothing to increase engagement or learning (and let's face it, those riddles are not funny!). Instead, teachers need to increase engagement by providing students with exercises in which they discover patterns and relationships, solve problems, or think creatively about math relationships.

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