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### Golden Spiral Back to School Math Pennant Activity

"A glyph?" I asked myself. "What is a GLYPH?" I asked some friends and one of them knew.

"It's like one of those things where kids color based on things they like, like they'd color the stars yellow if their favorite class is art."

"Oh I see!" Glyphs are COOL!

This back to school math activity has a Golden Spiral theme and is a fun way to get to know students in your math classroom during the first days of school. The finished pennants make beautiful student-created classroom décor, great for decorating for back to school night. There is also a short lesson on the Golden Ratio linked inside the file. There is also a short lesson on the Golden Ratio linked inside.

After a teacher left feedback stating that she wished my Back to School Math Pennant Activity was also a glyph, I decided to add student directions to turn 2 of the pennant choices into glyphs.

And since then, I have also added this digital version in GOOGLE Slides:

Each pennant has a Golden Spiral theme. There is also a simple lesson included that ties in the Golden Ratio in nature and the Fibonacci sequence, making this activity a perfect way to start a year of math.

My friend Karrie from Mrs. E Teaches Math sent this photo of her students' Back to School Math Pennants, and how about that wood paneling!

All 7 of the pennant versions can be given to students as free-coloring pennants. Some also have glyph questions, like "Favorite Color", "Favorite Class", etc., so that students can color based on questions about themselves.

You can find this back to school math pennant here: