"My New Year Matholution!" math pennant activity to set New Year's resolutions in math class

Looking for a way to set new year's goals in math class? This math pennant is in the shape of a new year's horn and allows students to write out their goals and get a little creative decorating their math classrooms. The math pennants then act as reminders of their new year goals.

As adults we love making New Year's resolutions and goals for changing our lives in the new year. I'm going to hit the gym, eat healthier, stretch more, turn my phone off at night. A new year represents a fresh new start and who doesn't love that?

Students love fresh starts, too, and what better time to set new goals in math than the new year?

My New Year Matholution! Math Pennant to set new year's resolutions in math class

I made this New Year Matholution math pennant for students to set their new year math goals and get a little creative decorating their math classrooms. 

My New Year Matholution! math pennant 2 per page pdf printout

The pennant is shaped like a New Year's horn and comes 2 per page.

My New Year Matholution! math pennant 2 per page pdf printout cut in half for each student

Whole pages can be set on student desks to share or cutting the pages in half and giving each student one horn each works, too.


My New Year Matholution

Students write out their New Year Matholution and hang their horns as a reminder of their newly set math goals. There are extra stars on the page to color, cut out and use to decorate the horns a little extra.

At the end of the school year, students always look back and wish they had done this or that differently. A great way to channel that advice is to pass it on to next year's students. I made this My Advice to Next Year's Students pennant for students to pass on their best advice.

Looking for a way to set new year's goals in math class? This math pennant is in the shape of a new year's horn and allows students to write out their goals and get a little creative decorating their math classrooms. The math pennants then act as reminders of their new year goals.

You can find the New Year Matholution pennant here.

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A couple years ago, one of my juniors would talk everyday about wanting an after school job. When I pressed for the reason he didn't yet have a job, he said, "I'm afraid I'll mess up the register."

It got me thinking about all of my students and how many kids had this same reason for not having a job.

Classroom math word wall photos shared by Teachers!

Here are a bunch of classroom math word wall photos shared by Teachers!

Making math word walls brings me so much joy, and seeing them in your classrooms is just so incredible. Thank you so so so much for sending these wonderful photos to me. 

10 simple steps to create a self-grading Google Form

10 simple steps to create a self-grading Google Form

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Multiplication Cheat Sheet

Multiplication Cheat Sheet

One of my favorite things to do - and this is going to sound funny - is make math cheat sheets

When I'm making them I imagine kids struggling with a certain concept or algorithm and being completely stressed out about it. Then I imagine my cheat sheet maybe helping alleviate some of that pressure. This is what drives the work I do. I know that anxiety pretty well and it's no fun.

Multiplication Cheat Sheet