In a recent #MathsChat, we talked about classroom displays and spaces to inspire students. The range and quality of what was shared was staggering, so I’ve compiled some of the most impressive displays into this blog.
Thank you to everyone who provided photos of displays and links to resources, which have no doubt taken hours to create.
For those who don’t know, #MathsChat is a Twitter-based chat. It happens every Wednesday during term time from 8pm to 9pm UK time. (I discovered recently you should say always ‘UK time’ because Twitter is such an international community!) We get together and discuss a different topic each week. You can see the more recent topics as Moments on Twitter and summaries of older topics on Storify.
Creative displays to prompt thought and discussion
This Alice in Numberland display was submitted by @KerryDuffield7 and is full of ideas inspired by the Lewis Carroll book, perhaps with some additional links to Alex Bellos’ Adventures in Numberland.
Rae (of @mathsRae) shared a number of displays that aim to engage interest and a passion for maths. This one promotes maths within careers, and if you like what you see, you can find the files on TES.
Displays to highlight student work
Making the most of desks and windows
I especially like displays that offer challenges for students to take away and do at home. This one comes from Maths Ed (@MathsEdIdeas), who also shared links to the leaflets you see in the display: