While I was in graduate school, YouTube was my best friend. I'd come home from class, set my books on the table, tell myself I'd get to the week's problem set tomorrow, then start it that night. I knew it would take me the entire week to complete the work and that I'd spend a lot of that time searching online for help.

One of my favorite parts of the work I do now is making cheat sheets for tricky math topics that students can use to help them with their work. I remember how stressed I'd get about my problem sets. Then I imagine my students who feel that stress now.

This post is a collection of free printable math cheat sheets for tricky math topics for students to use.

Instagrammer @ffalaknaazz's Algebra 2 word wall parent graphs |

Math word walls are my #1 scaffold for making math accessible to all students, and I have written a lot about the reasons why. But the math cheat sheets in this post follow pretty closely. Students can slip them into their binders for help during independent work. The sheets can also be enlarged to make classroom reference posters.

Below are links to the math cheat sheets on my blog. They are all free to download. Clicking on the photos will bring you to their posts where the sheets can be downloaded.

How to enlarge any pdf for free |

Any of these cheat sheets can easily be turned into posters at home. I recently learned about the free program Adobe Acrobat Reader DC that allows you to enlarge any pdf into a multi-page poster for free.

## Math Cheat Sheets

vertex form quadratics |

complex solutions in quadratics |

graphing log functions |

graphing exponential functions |

long division algorithm |

multiplication algorithm |

language of math poster |

integers graphic organizer |

polynomial long division |

synthetic division |

solving equations graphic organizer |

graphing polynomials |

income tax 1040 form |

exponential functions flowchart |

graphing factored form quadratics |

graphing radical functions |

graphing absolute value functions |

quadratic keywords |

parallel lines cut by a transversal |

graphing rational functions |

projectile motion |

Conceptual understanding is important and we all want all kids to get there. Until they do, some kids need help.

To me, math is not about memorization; it's about confidence, perseverance and knowing how to access information. Cheat sheets help eliminate road blocks to that information.

free prime factorizing visual math word wall |

Math cheat sheets and math word walls, especially those showing the vocabulary in context, are supports that I have found help reach those students needing a little extra support.

You can read more about the ways math word walls have supported my students in the post 5 Ways Math Word Walls Changed My Teaching.

There are more free math resource links in Freebies.

Help. I can't find the math cheat sheets...I keep circling around. I'd really like to see them.

ReplyDeleteIf you click on the blue "MATH CHEAT SHEETS" in this post you will be taken to all of my posts with math cheat sheets in them.

DeleteThat is a lot of clicking. Wow! You sure have a lot of stuff!! Super Job!

ReplyDeleteThank you Marilyn! I hope you have a great year!

DeleteI'd like a copy of the integer operations cheat sheet, but can't figure out how to download it. Help!

ReplyDeleteIt's listed on Teachers pay Teachers as "Integers Graphic Organizer", but there are a lot of them so I am happy to email it to you. My email is shana@scaffoldedmath.com. And I apologize for just getting back to you now... Blogger's comment notifaction emails have been broken (just learned that today!)

DeleteWould love to see a graphing a linear and/or proportional relationship cheat sheet.

ReplyDeleteThank you Michelle! I hope to create one by mid September. It will be linked here.

DeleteI don't se any blue link to the math cheat sheets, can you help?

ReplyDeleteHi Marty, thank you for your comment. For any of the sheets you see in the post, just click on its picture (avoiding the Pinterest icon) and you’ll be taken to its post.

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