Math Cheat Sheets

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

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 for math tutorial videos 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. They can either be given to students for their math notebooks or enlarged to make anchor charts.

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

UPDATE: I'm slowly adding videos to go along with each math cheat sheet. These can be used to send to students working at home, in a flipped classroom or during distance learning. Here is a link to my YouTube channel:

The math cheat sheets linked in this post are perfect for student notebooks or to enlarge into anchor charts. They can also be sent to students working online. I've been working on updating my printable math activities to include digital links, and also creating digital-only math activities to send to students online. It's been so nice to work in color when making the digital activities! 

Algebra Activities Bundle w/ GOOGLE updates
Algebra Activities Bundle w/ digital updates

All of my algebra activities (print and digital) are included in this Algebra Activities Bundle. I've added digital versions to all of the activities that allow for it and am currently adding super-engaging digital math escape rooms. For the activities that have been updated, the digital links have been added to the original printable activities so that you have what you need. You can choose to give the paper version, the digital version or both, depending on your preference or student need. 

Algebra 2 Bundle w/ digital updates

All of the math cheat sheets in this post are free to download and are also included in this Algebra 2 Bundle that comes with the print (and now also digital) Algebra 2 activities that I used in my classroom. 

My hope is that the cheat sheets in this post, the videos I am adding to YouTube and the digital math updates will help support both in-person and online learning and teaching. 

Sequences on an Algebra Word Wall

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. 

Digital Math Word Walls

To help support students working online or in 1:1 settings, I have updated my math word walls to now include links to interactive digital math word walls. These have also been added to their printable files so that you always have what you need. 

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. 

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

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

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. 

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. 


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

    1. 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.

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

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

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

    1. 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!)

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

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

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

    1. 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.

  6. These are wonderful! Thank you!

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

  7. 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?

    1. 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.

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

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

  8. 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!

  9. 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):

  10. 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...

    1. 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.

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

    1. 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.

  12. 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.

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