Math Cheat Sheets

This post is a collection of free printable math cheat sheets for tricky math topics. Some I made for my own students, others came from teacher requests. Students can slip them into their binders or you can enlarge them to make anchor charts as part of your math classroom setup (directions to do this are linked below). Every math cheat sheet in this post is free. Some also now include links to short video tutorials that can be sent to students who are absent, assigned in a flipped classroom or referenced as an added support during homework.

This post has been a long time in the making. It's a collection of free math cheat sheets that you can print and give to students. Some I made for my own students, others came from teacher requests. Students can slip them into their binders or you can enlarge them to make anchor charts as part of your math classroom setup (directions to do this are linked below). Every math cheat sheet in this post is free. Some also now include links to short video tutorials. 

A collection free math cheat sheet pdf printables that can be given to students for their math notebooks or enlarged into anchor charts.

I started writing this post in 2017 with the math reference sheets I was making for my algebra 2 students. Since then, I've added a bunch of new sheets, mainly for students in algebra and algebra 2, and some for younger kids based on teacher requests.

Algebra and algebra 2 will always be my favorite subjects to teach, and it makes me happy to think that the cheat sheets in this post may help students with these courses. I hope that they become a helpful support in your classroom. 

Algebra Activities Bundle with digital updates
Algebra activities bundle w/ digital updates

This bundle of algebra activities contains print and digital algebra activities, along with an algebra word wall in print and digital.

Algebra 2 Activities Bundle with digital updates
Algebra 2 bundle w/ digital updates

This algebra 2 bundle contains print and digital algebra 2 activities, along with an algebra 2 word wall in print and digital.

Algebra word wall - print and digital
Algebra word wall

Math word walls are my #1 classroom support, and the cheat sheets in this post can easily be enlarged into posters and added to your classroom wall. Over the years, I've made math word walls for 2nd grade through algebra 2, along with some extras for financial literacy, 3-D shapes, area and the unit circle. Each now comes in printable color, printable black and white and no-prep digital in Google Slides. All 3 formats are included in each file.

How to enlarge any of these math cheat sheet pdfs into a poster or anchor chart, for free!
How to enlarge any pdf for free

Below are links to the math cheat sheets on my blog. Clicking on the photos will bring you to their posts where the sheets can be downloaded for free. Some posts include videos that help explain the math processes.

Math Cheat Sheets

Standard Form Quadratics

Graphing Vertex Form Quadratics cheat sheet
vertex form quadratics

Complex Solutions in Quadratics Shown Graphically
complex solutions in quadratics

graphing radical functions

Graphing Logarithmic Functions Cheat Sheet
graphing log functions

Graphing Exponential Functions Cheat Sheet
graphing exponential functions

Graphing Linear Equations in Slope-Intercept Form Cheat Sheet
graphing linear equations

graphing linear inequalities in standard form cheat sheet
graphing linear inequalities in standard form

Long Division Cheat Sheet
long division algorithm

multiplication math cheat sheet
multiplication algorithm

Language of Math poster for translating word problems
language of math poster

Integer Operations Graphic Organizer
integers graphic organizer

Polynomial Long Division cheat sheet
polynomial long division

Polynomial synthetic division cheat sheet
synthetic division

Complex Numbers | Patterns of i
Patterns of i

Solving Equations Graphic Organizer
solving equations graphic organizer

Teaching Polynomial Sketching and graphing reference sheet
graphing polynomials

1040 Income Tax Cheat Sheet for Kids
income tax 1040 form

Exponential Functions Flowchart
exponential functions flowchart

Graphing Factored Form Quadratic Functions
graphing factored form quadratics

Graphing absolute value functions cheat sheet
graphing absolute value functions

Quadratics Posters
quadratic keywords

Parallel Lines Cut by a Transversal Poster and Coloring Page
parallel lines cut by a transversal

Graphing Rational Functions Reference Sheet
graphing rational functions

Projectile Motion Posters for a quadratics word problems unit
projectile motion

Slope Poster for your classroom
slope poster

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 temporarily help eliminate road blocks to that information.


Brief Background said...

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

ScaffoldedMath said...

If 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.

Marilyn Larsen said...

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

Unknown said...

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

ScaffoldedMath said...

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

ScaffoldedMath said...

It'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 And I apologize for just getting back to you now... Blogger's comment notifaction emails have been broken (just learned that today!)

MichelleBinMA said...

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

ScaffoldedMath said...

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

Marty said...

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

ScaffoldedMath said...

Hi 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.

Unknown said...

These are wonderful! Thank you!

ScaffoldedMath said...

My pleasure! I hope you are having a great school year!

Nazeeya Hoosen said...

Hey. You so many AMAZING things on this site, but I'm having a little trouble downloading the PDF version of all these pictures. Could maybe help me out a little, please?

ScaffoldedMath said...

Hi Nazeeya, if you click on one of the images, it will bring you to a post where you can download the sheet for free. If you are having trouble, please send me an email and I can help.

Nazeeya Hoosen said...

Hey. Thank you so much. I should have looked harder. So sorry for all the hassle. Thank you again:)

ScaffoldedMath said...

No apology needed:) I hope you are having a great year.

Courtney Tout said...

Do you have any Quick Checks or Cheat Sheets on transformations of quadratics? I really liked how your Exponential Function Quick Check has it where they are comparing between the parent function and the function they are given; and your Graphing Exponential/Log Functions sheet shows them how it was transformed from the parent. Thanks for all the Freebies, they are great references/notes/exit tickets/posters for students!

ScaffoldedMath said...

Hi Courtney! I do have cheat sheets for quadratics. The setup is a little different as they are older. In this post is a link to the ones we'd use in class (cheat sheet link in blue):

Unknown said...

Love Love your word walls. I was wondering is their a wall for polynomials. It's not in Algebra 1 and I purchased? Also, is it possible to add to the slides when something is missing? thanks! You are great, if I forgot that part...

ScaffoldedMath said...

Thank you for your kind words! As a coincidence, I am taking new photos of the Algebra 2 word wall today to make the virtual version and just photographed the polynomials section. It's just for sketching polynomials, so may not be what you need. But please email if there is something you had in mind.

Unknown said...

This is a really awesome resource. Thank you SO much!

ScaffoldedMath said...

It's really my pleasure. If you need a topic covered, I'd love to help. I have very much enjoyed making these math reference sheets and videos.

Unknown said...

Help, I am looking for your math word problem table, and I can't seem to find it. It helps students break the problem down to be able to solve it.

ScaffoldedMath said...

I’m not 100% sure which this is. Can you please send me an email?