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.
Sort the coloured snakes in a logical order. This activity introduces systematic listing.
Name the polygons and other geometrical shapes that make up the Polygon People.
Don't let your brain be fooled by these geometric optical illusions in this online quiz.
Create factor trees to find the prime factors of the given numbers.
A series of tangram challenges in increasing order of difficulty.
Which polygons tessellate? Which pentominoes tessellate? Drag the shapes onto the canvas to create tessellating patterns and investigate the laws of tessellations.
Practise finding equivalent fractions numerically and in fraction diagrams.
Manipulate the Lissajou curve to produce a perfectly symmetrical (vertically and horizontally) infinity symbol.
Even before they have learned to use them, nicely presented formulas will be remembered by pupils forever!
Negative numbers crop up again and again in mathematics lessons. A large number line over the whiteboard is a must.
Drawing pictures, creating cartoons and taking funny photographs are very effective ways of remembering the difficult multiplication facts.
Creating or examining gift wrapping paper reveals a branch of mathematics on frieze patterns.
There are plenty more ideas for display work on the Transum website. See also our Vocabulary Lesson Starters page
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