Looking for a fun mathematical gift for graduating seniors in the class of 2023? I created this free SVG file which can be used to make stickers or vinyl decals for the math-loving graduates in your life.
I used this SVG file to create class of 2023 stickers for my AP Calculus AB students who will be graduating high school this year. You could definitely use this to create gifts for a graduating math or engineering major as well.
Class of 2023 SVG File
This Class of 2023 SVG file features an integral which evaluates to 2023. I overlaid a mathematical design to the graduation cap, and I really like how it ended up turning out.
I created the design in Canva and used Inkscape to convert my JPG file to a SVG file for cutting.
I have uploaded the SVG file at the end of this blog post for you to download and use to create your own creations.
Supplies for DIY Stickers
- Cricut Cutting Machine with Print and Cut Capabilities – I have a Cricut Maker 3, but you could also use a Cricut Explore Air 2 or Cricut Explore 3. (The Cricut Joy will NOT work for cutting stickers.)
- Standard Grip Mat
- Sticker Paper
- Laminating Pouches
Creating Class of 2023 Math Stickers
This was my first time to print and cut stickers with my Cricut Maker 3 which I wrote a grant for earlier this year.
For my first trial, I created a page of stickers. I used the Washi tape cut setting to kiss-cut the stickers. This created a page of stickers which could be peeled and applied to the item of your choosing.
While this will work just fine when I go to print custom stickers for my teacher planner next year, I decided it wouldn’t work super well for gifting the stickers to my graduating calculus seniors.
For my second attempt, I sized the stickers to print at 2.25 inches across. This let me fit 11 stickers on a letter-sized sheet of paper.
I have 17 graduating seniors in my AP Calculus class, so I printed two pages of stickers on full-sized sheets of sticker paper which I ordered from Amazon.
I placed these two sticker sheets back-to-back in a laminating pouch. After the sticker sheets were laminated, I trimmed the lamination off of the edges which allowed me to pull my two sticker sheets back apart.
MATH = LOVE RECOMMENDS…
A laminator is a MUST-HAVE for me as a math teacher! I spent my first six years as a teacher at a school with a broken laminator, so I had to find a way to laminate things myself.
I’ve had several laminators over the years. I currently use a Scotch laminator at home and a Swingline laminator at school.
I highly recommend splurging a bit on the actual laminator and buying the cheapest laminating pouches you can find!
I was then able to attach the laminated sticker sheet to my standard grip mat and run it through my Cricut Maker 3. I used the acetate cut setting with “more pressure” to create die-cut stickers which I could easily pass out to my students.
It was a very fun learning experience, and I look forward to making even more stickers in the future!
Alternate Version With Parentheses
Someone on instagram asked if I could modify the design to include parentheses. I have updated the ZIP folder to contain this version as well.
Free Download of Class of 2023 Math JPG and SVG Design
The zip folder contains both the JPG and SVG version of the Class of 2023 Math Design (both with and without parentheses).
Class of 2024 Design
Planning ahead for next year? Have juniors in your calculus class and want to include them as well? I have edited the design to create a Class of 2024 design as well.
I went ahead and created a version both with and without parentheses.
Need 10 or Less Stickers?
If you need 10 or less of these stickers for your students, Sticker Mule has a special offer where you can order 10 stickers for $1.00 with free shipping. I have used this offer with them before, and I was super pleased with their service!
The JPG file for the sticker image is also included in the ZIP folder above with the SVG file.