Math Pennants

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“My students absolutely LOVE these math pennants." - iheartmath

“This was one of the things that many of my students commented that they enjoyed when I asked them at the end of the year." - Marla B


"These are wonderful! I have seen other teachers use these, and I couldn't wait to try them!" - Sarah M

Math Boss Pennant

Students love seeing their work displayed. It builds their confidence and is a great reminder that they CAN be successful. When asked, even my seniors would choose to hang their papers in our class over taking them home. 

When I first started making math pennants, I figured they'd just be a fun way to merge displaying student work with colorful math classroom décor. Almost as soon as I started making them, I started hearing from teachers about the many ways they are using math pennants in their classrooms. 

Ms Woodworth matholution pennants in the courtyard

This is one of my all-time favorite photos of a display made with math pennants. This photo was sent to me by Ms. Woodworth and shows hundreds of her students' matholution math pennants hanging in the school courtyard. 

Volume and Surface Area Math Pennant Activity

Some of the ways teachers are using math pennants in their classrooms include:


1: as warm-ups 

2: as math centers 

3: as team-building classwork 

4: as exit tickets 

5: as homework 

6: as extra credit 

7: as math-themed class décor (of course!)


You can read more about math pennants and see some closeup photos in the post Math pennants are a fun way to display student work. In this post, I'd like to share some more of the photos teachers have sent of their students' math pennants.

Ms. Nguyen from @ms.mathematician on Instagram posted this photo of her students' area and perimeter math pennants.

Ms. Nguyen from @ms.mathematician on Instagram posted this photo of her students' area and perimeter math pennants. 

Ms. Doty emailed this photo of her students' converting scientific notation math pennants hanging in the school hallway.

Ms. Doty emailed this photo of her students' converting scientific notation math pennants hanging in the school hallway.


Ms. Calabro posted this photo on Instagram of her students' completed ratios and proportions math pennants.

Mrs. Esterhuizen sent this photo of colorful order of operations math pennants hanging against a classroom window.

Mrs. Esterhuizen sent this photo of colorful order of operations math pennants hanging against a classroom window.

Ms. Bolin messaged this photo of her classroom door with comparing fraction size math pennants hanging as decoration.

Ms. Bolin messaged this photo of her classroom door with comparing fraction size math pennants hanging as decoration.

Mrs. Esterhuizen also shared this photo of her student's colorful order of operations math pennant

Mrs. Esterhuizen also shared this photo of her student's colorful order of operations math pennant (free download here).


There are lots more classroom photos and math pennant photos to see in this math pennants post.



20 comments:

  1. AnonymousJuly 06, 2016

    New viewer here ... wanted to know if you have some common core math pennant activities organized by grade level?

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    1. They are not yet organized by grade level. If there is a specific topic or topics you need, please let me know. I will make them and send them to you for free (as a thank you for supplying the topic:)

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    2. I've updated this post since answering your question way back in July 2016. Links to grade-level math pennant bundles are now here. Thank you for the suggestion!

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  2. Hello .... I love your pennants. Would you happen to have any adding/subtracting/multiplying/dividing in scientific notation??? Thank you!!!!

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    1. UPDATE! Yes, I now do! :)
      https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Scientific-Notation-Pennant-bundle-2696421

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  3. Absolutely. I will send you an email.

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  4. I am so excited about the free pennant I received for signing up to your blog. Do you have a pennant for systems of equations?

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  5. Hi.. i love the idea of pennants.. was lookin for any ideas for scientific notation n trigonometry
    Thanx
    Arshia

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    1. Hi Arshia!

      I have these! They're in my TpT store but to make it easier for you to check them out, here are the links:

      https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Right-Triangle-Trigonometry-Pennant-2790699

      https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Scientific-Notation-Pennant-bundle-2696421



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  6. AnonymousMay 15, 2017

    Do you have any about graphing or solving quadratics? Thank you. I really want to try them before this year ends! Thank you again.

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    1. I have a Quadratic Formula pennant and will add graphing quadratics to my list :) If you email me, I will send it to you when it's done. Thank you for the suggestion! scaffoldedmath@gmail.com.

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  7. I'm reading a few more of your blogs about math concept pennants and using this idea for culinary arts or foods I level course when teaching measurements in recipes and doubling amounts or halving amounts. Students seem to struggle with fractions.

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    1. Some of those doubles and halves can get so tricky! I always have to stop and pump myself up a little like, "you got this" when halving 1/3 or doubling 2/3.

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  8. I would like to transfer the idea of pennants to English. Suggestions?

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  9. I've looked but don't see one -
    Do you have an end of the year pennant? Like a reflection / what I learned / what I've improved at / next year I'm confident I can?
    Thanks!
    You know you're great! :)

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    1. I have a couple that may work. One is a "Math Boss" pennant for going into testing season and the other is a way for this year's students to give advice to next year's students:

      https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Editable-Math-Boss-Pennant-to-boost-math-confidence-3102539

      https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/My-Advice-to-Next-Years-Students-pennant-end-of-year-activity-3123625

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  10. I have been having my 7th Grade math students working with the Middle School bundle as review prior to state testing. The students are super engaged and working hard with the problems. They will be hanging in the hallway during Open House. Thank you so much!

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    1. Oh awesome, Lindee! Thank you so much for letting me know! It makes me really happy to hear they're working hard and are engaged. Yay! So great! Thank you!

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  11. Really cool idea! I work in a Special Needs classroom of Middle schoolers,do you have any pennants to support our classroom? Thank you Roberta Lynch

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    1. Hi Roberta! Thank you for your comment. I think that any of the pennants could work with your students. Most of the pennants vary n difficulty so that every student can work at their level. But I am happy to send you a set to try out if you'd like. My email is shana@scaffoldedmath.com. Just please send the topic and I will see what I have to send!

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