Math Pennants are a fun way to show off student work

Back to School Math Pennant

When my students feel good about themselves, they try harder. And when they try harder, they do even better! To me, it starts from Day 1 of the school year. This fun Back to School pennant has a Golden Spiral theme to get your kids excited about Math from the very first day. And the one below came from a teacher request for a pennant covering right triangle trigonometry. You can submit your own pennant request on the "requests" tab on my blog's main page. The best thing is that I will send you the requested pennant FOR FREE as a thank you!


Right Triangle Trigonometry pennant

To me, Math is all about confidence. When my students feel confident in their abilities it makes my job a whole lot easier. This is why I feel so strongly about displaying student work in my classroom. It acts as a constant reminder to my students that Yes, you Can do it! 


FREE Order of Operations Math Pennant

The great thing about Math pennants is that they boost student confidence while also adding to classroom decor! And students don't even know they are working hard. They're a lot of fun without being at all intimidating. (That one up there is a free Order of Operations pennant.)


Conversions pennant

This conversions pennant came from another teacher request. Students convert both metric and customary measurements. 

Ratios and Proportions pennant

This ratios and proportions pennant also came from a teacher request.


Place Value pennant

I love this photo of my place value pennants from Fab 5th Fun! She posted it on Instagram and I absolutely LOVE the colors of the paper she chose!


Place Value Pennant

A teacher asked me to make her a pennant covering GCF and LCM. I hadn't remembered how tricky finding LCM was! This one was fun to make.


GCF and LCM pennant

In my classroom, we have a designated area called The Fridge where students proudly display their graded papers. This area becomes even more important because Math disabilities can sometimes make these good grades very hard-earned. To find success, and be able to show it off, is a very big deal. My favorite is when a student immediately gets up to hang their good grade without me asking. This is what it's all about.

Pythagorean Theorem Math Pennant

I like incorporating student work right into the classroom decor itself because it's a win-win for teachers and students. Teachers use pennants to keep engagement high. 

"Teachers at my school keep asking where I got this idea. I couldn't take the credit. Hope you keep up the good work."

"Great activity. The students loved it and so did I. Kept them engaged and learning! Thank you!" 

Just recently a teacher sent me some great photographs from her classroom after her students completed a set of pennants for 2-step equations. (psst, you can get this one for FREE by subscribing to my blog)



 2-step Equations Math Pennant

I absolutely LOVE how much care they took in coloring them after solving the equations. The teacher asked if I wanted a "better" photo with a cleaner whiteboard in the background. No way! If you look close, you can make out "Community" in the upper left. I love this because building community is so important!


Systems of Equations pennant

This solving systems of equations pennant was another from a teacher request. Students solve systems with elimination or substitution. The elimination questions require one, both or neither of the equations to be multiplied.


Slope-intercept Hearts Math Pennant

Pennants are a great way to celebrate holidays while not losing a day of Math. Some are specific to holidays.

graphing linear equations ornament

Here is a graphing linear equations ornament pennant to decorate for the holidays. Kids can also add optional bows and holly.


Christmas Fractions Math Pennant

And here is a Christmas fractions pennant where students convert between improper fractions and mixed numbers and color to show the amount. 

Pi Day Math pennant

This Pi Day Pennant quickly became one of my best sellers.   

Pi Day Math Pennant

And because younger kids were feeling a little left out of the celebration, I made this Pi Day pennant is for younger kids.  

I have posted all of my holiday pennants on this post

Holiday Math pennants

Glitter Meets Glue Designs had an irresistible  set of spring flower clipart that I incorporated into an exponents pennant. When I taught Algebra 1 we would always simplify exponents when the weather started getting nice.


Exponent Rules Math Pennant

In my current position, I teach Special Education Algebra 2 and Consumer Math. Teaching financial literacy is super important to me so I added in some credit card default and student loan defer questions to this set of Compound Interest pennants.
Compound Interest Math pennant

A teacher tagged me on Twitter in this photo she posted of my Pythagorean Theorem pennant in action in her classroom. 

Pythagorean Theorem Math Pennant

And a friend of mine from The Math Dyal sent over this great photo. A student who hardly does work created this masterpiece. It's of my Systems of Equations pennant for graphing and it made me so incredibly happy to hear the story behind it.
Systems of Equations pennant

My students worked really hard during our domain and range unit this year. This pennant comes in an Algebra Pennants Bundle to celebrate slope, factoring, solving equations and domain and range. What better way to show off their hard work that with some fun Algebraic classroom decor? :)


Domain and Range Pennant

And what 6th grader wouldn't LOVE a chance to color? In this pennant, students practice finding volumes and surface areas, as well as areas of irregular shapes (gardens and apartments).


Volume and Surface Area Math Pennant

One of the very first topics we teach in Algebra 2 is drawing function graphs of nonlinear motion. This topic is also covered in Algebra (and is CC standard 8.F.B.5) and is one my students seem to enjoy as an introduction to Algebra 2. Here is a fun pennant where students graph the linear and/or nonlinear motion of students walking to and from school.

Functions Math Pennant

This pennant came from a teacher request for one to help her students convert scientific notation. I loved the clipart from Glitter Meets Glue Designs.


Converting Scientific Notation pennant

I'm having a blast making these pennants, especially knowing how much students will enjoy them. You can see all of the Math pennants I've made so far hereAnd the list keeps growing! What topics would you like to see?

 Math Pennants Growing Bundle

If you'd like to read more about Math pennants, you can check out this link.

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    1. Thank you so much! I really appreciate your kind words! :)

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  3. I would love to order this, but some of the math concepts are too high for my students. Do you have something for easier concepts, with differentiated lessons?

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    1. I'll be creating more for additional topics but I've been sticking mainly with Algebra topics that are familiar. If you have a topic you'd like me to look into to make a pennant for I'm up for it!

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  4. Since most school are requiring common core standards to be on all things we do, I think having pennants that correlate with each standard would be great. I think making them grade specific especially for the younger grades would be extremely helpful.

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    1. Thank you for the suggestion. I'd love to help make the standards more fun. If you are comfortable with suggesting some standards for me to focus on, I'd gladly trade you some pennants for free:) scaffoldedmath@gmail.com

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    3. As a third grade teacher, I'd love to see some that focused on repeated addition as a method for multiplication introduction, place value through the thousands, introducing types of angles and lines, reading various types of graphs (bar graph, line plot, etc). These pennants are awesome.

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    4. Katie, I have a question about repeated addition. Would you be able to email me at scaffoldedmath@gmail.com?

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  5. Katie you're amazing. These are great suggestions. As a thank you I'd love to send them to you for free as I make them. scaffoldedmath@gmail.com

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    1. That would be amazing! I can provide you with pics of the kids work after they are completed through the year :). Thank you!

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  6. Wow! These are gorgeous! I would love to be in a math classroom decorated with these! All my high school math classrooms had the occasional poster and not much else... Thanks for linking up with Spark Creativity, this is an awesome example of creative pedagogy to share with our community!

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    1. Thank you for allowing me to link up! I appreciate your kind words! Thank you!

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