Math Pennants

Pi Day Math pennant

I feel pretty passionate about Math pennants, which I know may sound a little silly! But to me, the way kids feel about themselves is most important. When students feel good about themselves and their abilities, my job is a whole lot easier. When they see their work displayed, it's daily proof that they CAN do it! 


Comparing Fractions Math pennant

It's also super important to make Math fun while keeping it rigorous. When students get the chance to do Math, have fun AND feel proud enough of their work to show it off? This is the absolute best!

fraction multiplication Math pennant

Plus, what better way to decorate a classroom than with student work? Here's a Back to School Golden Spiral pennant that is so fun to color that I needed to make a time-lapse video.




Math pennants are great for summing up a unit (or even the year), a day before a vacation or as a break from routine. Students love to color and get creative (and we love sneaking in work when they're least expecting it!) Here is one I made for a teacher that covers GCF, LCM and Prime Factors:


Finding GCF and LCM pennant

When a teacher requests a pennant, I send it for free via email. This is my thank you for the idea and for answering any questions I may have.


Integer Operations Pennant

Math pennants are a fun way for students to display their hard work and understanding. They're sort of like task cards except you cut them out, color them and hang them in your classroom!


Data Math pennant

Do you teach mean, median, mode and range? Here is a pennant that makes data fun! And how about a Pi Day Pennant to celebrate this great Math holiday? Or a super fun, Mathy way to start the school year with a Fibonacci-themed Golden Spiral Pennant?


Golden Spiral Math pennant for Back to School

(Also check out the sidebar for a free equations pennant)


FREE Order of Operations Math pennant

Of course younger kids love to color so I definitely didn't want to leave them out. Fractions are tough for kids and coloring can ease their anxiety. Here's a super fun one with a Christmas theme on improper fractions and mixed numbers:


Christmas Fractions Math pennant

There's a non-holiday version, too:


Improper Fractions & Mixed Numbers Pennant

I also have them for fraction addition, subtraction, and multiplication. And this one for finding volume and surface area has gotten some good feedback from teachers. 

Volume and Surface Area Math pennant

Algebra and Algebra 2 are my favorite Math courses, but I have gotten so into the idea of Math pennants that I have been making them for all courses. And I'm making more all the time.


Pythagorean Theorem Math pennant
They're a win-win for teachers and students. Here is one on the Pythagorean Theorem. And here's some recent feedback:

"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!" 
I love hearing that students are having fun while learning. It makes me so happy imagining them coloring, cutting and hanging up their pennants while doing Math. 


 2-step Equations Math pennant

Just recently a teacher sent me some great photographs from her classroom after her students completed a set of pennants for 2-step equations. I absolutely LOVE how much care they took in coloring them after solving the equations. The teacher who sent this photo to me 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 what this is all about!


Pi Day Math pennant

Pennants are a great way to celebrate holidays with students while not losing a day of Math. Some are specific to holidays (Pi Day and Valentine's Day), others are specific to Math topics and work to celebrate any holiday.

Slope-intercept Hearts Math pennant for Linear Equations

I couldn't resist a set of Spring flowers from Glitter Meets Glue Designs so incorporated them into an exponents pennant. When I taught Algebra 1 we would simplify exponents when the weather started getting nice.

Exponent Rules Math pennant

A teacher tagged me on Twitter in this photo she posted of my Pythagorean Theorem Pennant in action in her classroom. Her class decided to tape them to the board instead. Cool!

Pythagorean Theorem Math pennant

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

Domain and Range Math pennant

And what elementary schooler wouldn't LOVE a chance to color? In this pennant, students demonstrate their understanding of adding fractions


Fraction Addition Math pennant

And subtracting them!

Fraction Subtraction Math pennant

This one on polygons came from a teacher request:

Regular Polygons Pennant

And of course every Geometry Teacher's FAVORITE topic to teach (wink wink)... Transformations:

Geometric Transformations Math pennant

This Ratios & Proportions pennant also came from a teacher request:

Ratios and Proportions Pennant

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I'm having a blast making these pennants, especially knowing how much students and teachers enjoy them. I blog about Math pennants here. The list keeps growing! What topics would you like to see?

 Math Pennants Growing Bundle

10 comments:

  1. 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. 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. Do you have a set for graphing linear equations? Or graphing Quadratic equations? I have ideas for these if you do not already have sets made.

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    1. I have one that is heart-shaped that covers graphing linear equations and also writing the equations of lines (https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Slope-intercept-Heart-Pennant-2300474). Graphing quads I do not have so I'd live to hear your ideas! scaffoldedmath@gmail.com

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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. What do you use to create these? I would love to try and make some of my own! These are so great, I used the systems of equations today and my kids loved them.

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