# Math Bulletin Board Ideas That'll Make Everyone Love the Subject

Math bulletin boards are an excellent medium to create interest in mathematics, among students. In this article, I share some interactive ideas that can enthrall students, with the beauty of mathematics.

A bulletin board is almost ubiquitous nowadays in every school, college, and university. Having your own class board is essential, as it can convey some interesting bits of information that you are unable to convey during class. You need to keep it updated regularly, with information and talk about it in class, to ensure that students check it out. If you come up with some interesting ideas, then children are bound to check it out regularly.

**For Middle School**

The middle school level math education generally introduces a lot of new mathematical tools and concepts. Many students find this transition to be difficult and you can aid that transition through some interactive ideas and activities, conveyed through the bulletin board. Here are some, that you may try out.

**Mathematics Problem or Puzzle Of the Day**

Putting up a problem of the day on the math bulletin board is a good way of catching their attention. Promise a small prize for any one of the students who puts up a solution first. Let these problems be related to the math topic that you are currently teaching in class. Have a discussion about the solution later.

**Real Life Math Examples**

It is important to demonstrate to these students how math can be used to solve practical problems in real life. Put up a real life math problem and illustrate its solution, through the use of mathematical tools. This will convey the power of mathematics to the students. Let them know how trigonometry can be used to gauge distances of far objects, how geometry is used in various engineering sciences.

**Interesting Math Fun Facts**

Share some 'Did You Know?' facts about various mathematical objects like triangles or circles. Tell them about some of the historic facts about mathematics, like the calculation of pi, the golden ratio prevalent in nature and similar topics, that catch their interest.

**Short Biographies of Mathematicians**

Small biographical snippets about the life of some of the famous mathematicians and their discoveries will convey the beauty and value of mathematics. Put one up every week.

**For High School**

High school students are well equipped to handle and appreciate the subtle beauty of mathematics and the tools it offers.

**Challenging Problems With Prize Incentives**

Put up some of the most challenging problems that you come across and ask the students to post their solution. Reward students who come up with the smartest solutions. Let these be real life problems which require them to apply math concepts taught in class.

**Information About Math Competitions and Careers**

The bulletin board is an excellent medium to convey information about math competitions and careers. This way, interested students can get in touch with you and benefit from these opportunities. Also, you can post information about class test updates.

**Displaying Simple Solutions**

This is a place where you could also display model solutions for some chronic problems that students find difficult to solve. This can help students who are stuck with such problems. You could also explain math terms here, that are relevant to the topic you are teaching.

**Information About Advanced Math Applications**

You can post information about advanced math topics like fractals, calculus, and how they are applied in science, to appreciate the beauty of nature at a deeper level. Let this be a small peek at cutting edge mathematics, which will hook the advanced student who is really interested in this subject.

There is so much more, that you could do, if you just let your enthusiasm and love about the subject, take over your thinking process. Hope these ideas work out for your class. Maybe there is a budding future mathematician in your class, whom you may discover, through such interactive math activities. Mediums like the bulletin boards can effectively reach out to students, but the most important factor, that will engage students, is the excitement about the subject, that you convey through your teaching.