I’ve been doing a few exciting projects recently and in between we’ve been sorting the new maths corridor out. As a result I’ve been panicking a tad about my own classroom displays (I think I’m sorted now as a few of you emailed me some great ideas!) I have 7 boards, and the whole wall of boards at the back of the room are now sorted. Thanks in the main to Paul Sutherland (@paulsuvs) who kindly shared his maths periodic table with me that he was working on. The idea is based on an idea in an English classroom from James Theobald (@James Theo) and I absolutely love it …
So I’ve followed Pauls lead in terms of some of the content and some online maths dictionaries came in handy. I also needed to get them to fit 2 to a page, and finally rather than have all the elements on one massive document I have split it into topic areas that I have printed onto different colour paper. Somewhere along the way I appear to have two extra squares so the “groupings” aren’t exact replicas of the “proper” periodic table but it’ll do.
I also know that I’ve missed some important key areas so I’ve made my title saying “some” elements of maths, and underneath it I am going to write something along the lines of “lets discover what is missing!” and then during the year as my classes do these topics I’ll add to the table with credit to the student that “discovers” it missing from my table …
This whole display will fill my back wall – I suspect that even though I’ve reduced the size my maths operators will have to go next to the table rather than underneath, but I can live with that! I love it … Thank you Paul for the inspiration for adapting this to maths!
In other news I’m off to that there London again (5.30 am alarm!!) tomorrow … not a jolly by the way! and I am really excited to get this up on Thursday. Sad I know!
Pauls Original (Periodic table Mathematics – Paul Sutherland Original)
Then mine work A, B, C etc across the table, with the operators underneath and the title at the top:
Below are some of the finished tables that people have tweeted me images of … hopefully there are many more to follow: