For the Love of Math: Valentine’s Day Heart Activities to Learn About Shapes

Discuss Features of Heart Shapes

Predict How Shapes Change

  • How wide or tall will it be?
  • Will there be any points on the heart? Where, and how many?
  • Will the heart be symmetrical?

Look for Shape Symmetry

Talk about different examples of hearts. Are they symmetrical? Why or why not?

Make Hearts of Different Sizes

Ideas for Further Learning

Example of cardioid (left) and heart shapes.

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