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
Sort the coloured snakes in a logical order. This activity introduces systematic listing.Go Create
Name the polygons and other geometrical shapes that make up the Polygon People.Go Create
Don't let your brain be fooled by these geometric optical illusions in this online quiz.Go Create
Which polygons tessellate? Which pentominoes tessellate? Drag the shapes onto the canvas to create tessellating patterns and investigate the laws of tessellations.Go Create
Practise finding equivalent fractions numerically and in fraction diagrams.Go Create
Manipulate the Lissajou curve to produce a perfectly symmetrical (vertically and horizontally) infinity symbol.Go Create
Even before they have learned to use them, nicely presented formulas will be remembered by pupils forever!Go Create
Negative numbers crop up again and again in mathematics lessons. A large number line over the whiteboard is a must.Go Create
Drawing pictures, creating cartoons and taking funny photographs are very effective ways of remembering the difficult multiplication facts.Go Create
Creating or examining gift wrapping paper reveals a branch of mathematics on frieze patterns.Go Create
My maths display➕➗✖️➖— Korin Booth (@BoothKorin) August 30, 2018
I went for a Mario theme as it’s a class fave! Our first topic is place value so I have put an example up to help them🙌🏻 (working wall is adjacent📌) pic.twitter.com/ZB8JIqWvcQ
My updated #mathsmastery display. Working out unknown angles in year 6. Interesting challenge for them 😊 #primaryrocks #mathscpdchat #maths #edchat #ukedchat #twinkl #SLTchat pic.twitter.com/79V4eSnkLi— shell (@mathsmadMK) February 6, 2018
New year, new working wall! Check out this Year 1 maths display. 👏 pic.twitter.com/zf5Hvi5TVM— Maths — No Problem! (@MathsNoProblem) January 4, 2018
Angry Birds 3D shape maths display. pic.twitter.com/x77GiJblhI— Mr Phillips (@MrPhillipsUK) November 8, 2017
Snippet of my classroom. You can see maths display wall (currently data assessments), Zones of Regulation display to promote SEL Skills and Emotional Regulation,wet area, tubs 👌🏼 #happyspace #classroom #year5 #acuedu_p pic.twitter.com/KZmUhaMoXo— Isobel O'Neill (@isobel_oneill1) October 11, 2018
SYMMETRY DISPLAY LETTERS— David Morse (@Maths4Everyone) July 3, 2018
These are not only a good starting point for symmetry discussions, they are a lovely way to brighten up noticeboards, or any other part of a classroom (or corridor).
Download all 26 letters from --> https://t.co/TpIcY25Q10@Tes_Maths @TesResources pic.twitter.com/PJF0v6ILkq