*“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*

*“It all started with your free download of your order of operations pennant. My students really enjoyed doing these last school year. So, in planning for the beginning of this new school year (our beginning unit is exponents /sci notation) I was dismayed in the fact that I could not find anything on Sci Notation. Hmm... I thought ... maybe if I sent a note out to this seller maybe she could help - so I did. Let me tell everyone out there - this seller/artist ROCKS!!! Her response was quick and she created the scientific notation bundle in a heart beat!! I couldn't stop there though - I ultimately purchased this whole bundle! Thank you Shana!!! (very reputable!)” - Diane D*

*“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*

My original math pennants blog post started with good intentions-- post photos of math pennants. Simple idea.

As the years went by, the post has grown to where it's a little, well a lot, overwhelming. There are math pennants and links everywhere.

It's hard for me to believe that I have made over 100 math pennants. Because there is no way for me to blog about them all, in this post I wanted to highlight some of my favorites.

Every one of my pennants has been a labor love to get the problems and formatting right. Still, I do have a few favorites...

Multiplying fractions.

Domain and range.

Pythagorean Theorem.

Adding and subtracting integers.

Earth Day.

Pi Day (this one is the metric version).

Comparing fraction size.

Geometric transformations.

Literal equations.

Holiday Math Pennants |

This Math Pennants bundle on Teachers Pay Teachers is home to all of my math pennants for all topics and grades:

Math Pennants Bundle |

All math pennants are also listed individually in my TpT store:

MATH PENNANTS ON TPT

I have also put together grade-level bundles:

⭗ Elementary Math Pennants bundle

⭗ Middle School Math Pennants bundle

⭗ Middle School Math Pennants - smaller bundle

⭗ Algebra Pennants bundle

⭗ Geometry Pennants bundle

Below are a few of the smaller topic-specific math pennant bundles:

Solving Equations Math Pennant Bundle |

Scientific Notation Math Pennant Bundle |

Fraction Pennants mini-bundle |

Solving Equations Pennants mini-bundle |

Pi Day Activities bundle |

Teachers have emailed and left great feedback on the ways they are using math pennants with their students that go far beyond what I had imagined:

1: warm ups

2: centers

3: team building group work

4: exit tickets

5: homework

6: extra credit

7: class decor

8: part of an emergency sub folder

My favorite is #7-- class decor. I know firsthand how much kids LOVE seeing their work displayed and how motivating it is, especially on harder days. And I love being able to point to a kid's hard work when he is struggling and say, "see, you CAN do it!"

__Math pennant blog posts:__**◎ Holiday Math Pennants**

◎ Christmas Math Pennants

◎ Math pennants are a fun way to show off student work

Math Pennants on TpT |

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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