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

## Kite MathsCan you make a kite shape from a single A4 size sheet of paper using only three folds? Go Create## Mystic RoseInvestigate the properties of the Mystic Rose by using this interactive diagram. Go Create## Four Colour TheoremShow that no more than four colours are required to colour the regions of the map or pattern so that no two adjacent regions have the same colour. Go Create## Paper ConstructionsPractical mathematical skills are required to work out how to construct these three dimensional items from paper. Go Create## Fractal MosaicFollow the precise instructions to create the ever-growing fractal mosaic pattern. Go Create## Area shapesInvestigate polygons with an area of 4 square units. This is your starting point, you can decide how to proceed. Perhaps squared paper or an online pinboard may help. Go Create## Snake SortSort the coloured snakes in a logical order. This activity introduces systematic listing. Go Create## Optical IllusionsDon't let your brain be fooled by these geometric optical illusions in this online quiz. Go Create## Polygon PeopleName the polygons and other geometrical shapes that make up the Polygon People. Go Create## Magic Square PuzzleFind all of the possible ways of making the magic total from the numbers in this four by four magic square. Go Create## Fraction WallThe traditional fraction wall diagram showing the relationship between simple fractions. Go Create |
## TessellationsWhich polygons tessellate? Which pentominoes tessellate? Drag the shapes onto the canvas to create tessellating patterns and investigate the laws of tessellations. Go Create## Probability Washing LineHang out the washing on the line so that the probability words on the t-shirts are in order. Go Create## Equivalent FractionsPractise finding equivalent fractions numerically and in fraction diagrams. Go Create## The Great DodecahedronPupils are not allowed to use their hands to point but must describe fully any shapes they can see in this picture. Go Create## Search for InfinityManipulate the Lissajou curve to produce a perfectly symmetrical (vertically and horizontally) infinity symbol. Go Create## Formulas To RememberEven before they have learned to use them, nicely presented formulas will be remembered by pupils forever! Go Create## Number LineNegative numbers crop up again and again in mathematics lessons. A large number line over the whiteboard is a must. Go Create## Times Tables TipsDrawing pictures, creating cartoons and taking funny photographs are very effective ways of remembering the difficult multiplication facts. Go Create## Wrapping Paper PatternsCreating or examining gift wrapping paper reveals a branch of mathematics on frieze patterns. Go Create |

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— 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

Love this interactive, changeable classroom #maths display #mathsteacher #mathchat #ukedchat http://t.co/xxIbielHYj pic.twitter.com/8uzzuCjq9B

— Isabella Wallace (@WallaceIsabella) May 10, 2014

Slightly unfortunate that the 'o' fell off this classroom maths display.... #thankgodthechildrendidntgetit pic.twitter.com/PYkda0IB

— Amy Cooke-Hodgson (@amycookehodgson) October 17, 2012

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

My newest display in my classroom. Credit for the idea goes to @c0mplexnumber - amazing!! pic.twitter.com/t81cQZJuCv

— Mrs Love's Maths (@MrsLove_Maths) July 20, 2016

A #KS2 classroom display idea on proving maths statements: Get more ideas: http://t.co/kfIiokfLRc pic.twitter.com/mjXPUNiiqr

— Collins Primary (@CollinsPrimary) July 22, 2015

Great classroom display for your plenary and extension ideas #maths pic.twitter.com/sPNresEULM

— Frances Sparrow (@Frances_Sparrow) October 11, 2014

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