Maths On Display

The most stimulating learning environment is a wonderland of images, colour, questions and surprises. The best display work comes from the pupils themselves and this page contains plenty of ideas to get you started.

Aim for a mixture of styles and content. Some displays can be a celebration of achievement while others can be practical visual aids for teaching.

I believe that learners will feel most comfortable in a bright, interesting and stimulating environment. I am sure a room with blank walls or poorly displayed material will add to any issues a student may have with the subject.

I don't think there is a danger of sensory overload after initially seeing a stimulating display as the human brain is very effective at focussing on the relevant when it needs to.

Enjoy designing your classroom displays and please do share photos either by email or on Twitter @Transum

Snake Sort

Snake Sort

Sort the coloured snakes in a logical order. This activity introduces systematic listing.

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Polygon People

Polygon People

Name the polygons and other geometrical shapes that make up the Polygon People.

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Optical Illusions

Optical Illusions

Don't let your brain be fooled by these geometric optical illusions in this online quiz.

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Factor Trees

Factor Trees

Create factor trees to find the prime factors of the given numbers.

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Tangram Challenge

Tangram Challenge

A series of tangram challenges in increasing order of difficulty.

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Tessellations

Tessellations

Which polygons tessellate? Which pentominoes tessellate? Drag the shapes onto the canvas to create tessellating patterns and investigate the laws of tessellations.

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Pie Chart Creator

Pie Chart Creator

A quick and convenient tool for rapidly creating simple pie charts.

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Number Grids

Number Grids

Investigate the properties of number with these interactive number grids.

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Equivalent Fractions

Equivalent Fractions

Practise finding equivalent fractions numerically and in fraction diagrams.

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Search for Infinity

Search for Infinity

Manipulate the Lissajou curve to produce a perfectly symmetrical (vertically and horizontally) infinity symbol.

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Formulas To Remember

Formulas To Remember

Even before they have learned to use them, nicely presented formulas will be remembered by pupils forever!

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Number Line

Number Line

Negative numbers crop up again and again in mathematics lessons. A large number line over the whiteboard is a must.

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Times Tables Tips

Times Tables Tips

Drawing pictures, creating cartoons and taking funny photographs are very effective ways of remembering the difficult multiplication facts.

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Wrapping Paper Patterns

Wrapping Paper Patterns

Creating or examining gift wrapping paper reveals a branch of mathematics on frieze patterns.

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Vocabulary Starters

Vocabulary Lesson Starters

There are plenty more ideas for display work on the Transum website.

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Kite Maths

Fractal Mosaic

Fractal

Mystic Rose

Mystic Rose

Magic Square Puzzle

Magic Square Puzzle

The Story of Four

The Story of Four

Rotational Symmetry

Rotational Symmetry

Lissajou Curves

Lissajous Curves

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