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Fall-Tastic Ideas To Enrich Your Classroom This Season

Posted 10/04/2023 by TI Staff

When the leaves start turning hues of red and gold, it’s that time of the year for pumpkin spice lattes, harvest-themed decor and fun activities that transform your classroom into an autumn oasis.

We’ve rounded up a collection of fall-inspired teaching and decoration ideas to help infuse your math class with the warm and inviting feelings of the season — all available to download free!

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Fall into learning with door decor

Enhance the look of your classroom door and bulletin board with original designs by MissCraftyMathTeacher. It’s a great way to add a touch of autumn charm to your classroom!

The seasons may change, but this design bundle can last you through the end of the year! Mix and match this math theme with leaves, graphs and a collection of fall inspired TI-84 Plus CE graphing calculator colors. Don’t fret TI-Nspire™ CX II fans. This bundle also includes designs with TI-Nspire™ CX II graphing calculator!

Grab your printer, scissors and tape to customize this bundle to your own classroom fall aesthetic.

Get new designs of your favorite calculators.

Fall classroom door ideas to pin now and print later.

Download free decorations
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Harvest those math skills with piecewise activities

Get students practicing their math skills and reinforce their knowledge of limited domains and functions in a fun way. These piecewise activities are perfect for the festive season, helping make math classes more entertaining and engaging.

Draw a wise owl, a turkey in the straw, fluttering bats or spooky cats! Every activity features a total of three worksheets, each with a varying level of difficulty. You can challenge your students to:
  • Determine the functions that form the full image.
  • Practice transformations to complete the partial image.
  • Develop unique designs with their own math.

Piece the activities together to finish the image.

Download free activities with three levels of difficulty.

Easy start math activity worksheets.

Practice limited domains and functions with students.

Check out these fall-themed activities

A bonus activity … with pumpkins!

What’s fall without pumpkins? Here’s another activity exploring functions that lets students “carve” math-o-lantern faces on their TI-84 Plus CE and TI-Nspire™ CX families of graphing calculators.

Tom Reardon highlights this activity in the featured webinar “Tricks and Treats: Halloween Ideas for Your Math Classroom.”

Watch students light up creating math-o-lantern faces.

Download this activity now for your favorite calculator, courtesy of Tom Reardon.

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Bring autumn colors into your classroom

It’s the perfect season to blend learning, imagination and the symbols of fall with these calculator coloring pages — and there’s a twist! It’s up to your students to make use of their math skills to uncover the image hidden on the page.

These coloring pages come with student worksheets and instructions on how to do the math (as well as teacher notes for you). Students can even check their work on their graphing calculators to be sure they’re getting it right.

So whether it’s unveiling falling leaves or a golden forest, this activity is a fantastic way for students to sharpen their math and critical thinking skills, while also sparking their curiosity and creativity as they add personal touches to their colorful canvas.

Add coloring pages to your fall classroom theme.

Grab your coloring pencils and unlock the math mysteries.

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Bonus: Halloween-themed coloring pages

Get your students in the Halloween spirit with new spooktacular coloring pages! Choose from three designs students will want to pin around the classroom, featuring TI-84 Plus CE or TI-Nspire™ CX II graphing calculators.

Download free Halloween-themed coloring pages.

Explore more coloring pages
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Make your own eerie-sistible calculator costume

Get ready for a bewitchingly fun Halloween! This free, do-it-yourself template lets you conjure up a calculator costume to add an educational twist to the festivities.

Just follow the basic instructions and then add your own style of spook and fright. It’s a wickedly awesome opportunity to make your math class an unBOOlievable good time for you and your students.

DIY calculator costume template for math lovers.

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