Don't worry. I've done some actual productive school work, too. For example, I have all of my SBG quizzes written for Algebra 1! Now, I need to get busy and finish Algebra 2. And, I guess I need to start thinking about statistics at some point... It's okay. There's still a bit of summer left. At least, that's what I keep telling myself to keep from freaking out too much.
At the end of last year, I had a blast doing the Four Fours activity with my students. One of the most exciting things that resulted from that was getting to introduce my students to the concept of factorial! (Yes, I did intentionally end that sentence with an exclamation point.) This got me to thinking about math symbols and ways to make my students more familiar with them.
As I spend more time in the classroom, my thoughts about what should be on the walls is changing. My current spin on classroom decoration is as much math as possible + growth mindset stuff. I want people to walk in my classroom and have no doubt that we do math in that room. Lots and lots of math.
So, I made math symbol posters to hang up. I have no idea where or how I'm going to hang these yet. But, don't worry, they'll find a home.
There are currently 26 posters plus a title poster in the file. I started by just including algebra symbols, but I threw a few geometry symbols in at the end. If you teach geometry, you'll need to download the editable version and complete the set with the symbols you use. I don't teach geometry and never have, so I didn't spend too much time tracking down geometry symbols to cut and paste. Sorry! I want this to be the type of resource where you just print the posters you need for your classroom. And, feel free to add your own!
You can download the editable Publisher file and the non-editable PDF file of the posters here. If you want to edit the posters, you will need to download this free font: ChunkFive Roman.