*“My students absolutely LOVE these math pennants. And I hate decorating bulletin boards, so this is a painless way to keep [things] looking festive!" - 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. They liked the opportunity to be somewhat creative. I think they felt like they were less threatening than "real" work. LOL!” - Marla B*

*"These are wonderful! I have seen other teachers use these, and I couldn't wait to try them! They are a wonderful short formative assessment for students, and a wonderful way to decorate the room!" - Sarah M*

We all know how much kids love seeing their work displayed. It builds self-confidence and is a great reminder on harder days that they CAN do math! 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 back in 2015, I figured they'd just be a fun way to merge classroom decor with student practice. But you all had different ideas in mind! From warm-ups to centers to math bulletin board decorations, teachers have gotten so creative about ways to use math pennants in their classes.

I've also made a bunch of special holiday math pennants for all ages to help make classrooms festive during holidays throughout the year.

Every one of my pennants has been a labor love to get the problems, the rigor and the formatting right. In this post I want to share photos of some of them.

Here's a set for domain and range.

And a fancier set of math pennants for practice with the Pythagorean Theorem.

Adding and subtracting integers.

Earth Day word problems.

Pi Day (this is the metric version).

Comparing fraction size.

Geometric transformations.

Literal equations.

I have also made a bunch of holiday math pennants. Here is a Valentine's Day linear equations pennant:

And a Back to School pennant with a Golden Spiral theme.

All math pennant downloads can be found here:

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

1: as warm-ups

2: as centers

3: as team-building classwork

4: as exit tickets

5: as homework

6: as extra credit

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

To date, I have made over 100 sets of math pennants for all levels of math. Some were made to hit certain standards, others were made to help celebrate holidays, and most were made after teachers specifically requested pennants to hit specific standards.

Every one of my pennants has been a labor love to get the problems, the rigor and the formatting right. In this post I want to share photos of some of them.

Here's a set for domain and range.

And a fancier set of math pennants for practice with the Pythagorean Theorem.

Adding and subtracting integers.

Earth Day word problems.

Pi Day (this is the metric version).

Comparing fraction size.

Geometric transformations.

Literal equations.

And a Back to School pennant with a Golden Spiral theme.

All math pennant downloads can be found here:

Below are some of the photos teachers have sent to me over the years:

Ms Doty scientific notation pennants |

Ms Calabro Unit Rates math pennant |

Mrs Esterhuizen math pennants |

Ms Bolin fraction math pennants |

Mrs Esterhuizen math pennant |

@dixiedog1969 math pennants Christmas bulletin board display |

Ms Rose polynomial math pennants |

Ms Deculus comparing fraction size math pennants |

Math pennant downloads |

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

ReplyDeleteThey 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:)

DeleteI'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!

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

ReplyDeleteUPDATE! Yes, I now do! :)

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

Absolutely. I will send you an email.

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

ReplyDeleteHi.. i love the idea of pennants.. was lookin for any ideas for scientific notation n trigonometry

ReplyDeleteThanx

Arshia

Hi Arshia!

DeleteI 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

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

ReplyDeleteI 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.

DeleteI'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.

ReplyDeleteSome 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.

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

ReplyDeleteI've looked but don't see one -

ReplyDeleteDo 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! :)

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:

Deletehttps://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

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!

ReplyDeleteOh 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!

DeleteReally 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

ReplyDeleteHi 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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