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Discover a collection of 10 inspiring and motivating math quotes that will help brighten up and decorate your middle school or high school math classroom.

I’m excited to share some of my favorite math quotes with you.

## Using Math Quotes in the Classroom

When I first started teaching, I had grand plans to write a different quote on my dry erase board each week. Actually, to be honest, I initially planned to write a different quote each day, but I quickly realized that wasn’t going to happen.

As the year progressed, my weekly math quotes turned into monthly math quotes. With all the things I had to do, changing the quote was always a low-priority item.

In order to make it easier to keep up the quote tradition, I decided to type up a bunch of math quotes and other growth mindset quotes on paper, print them, and run them through the laminator so I would be prepared.

Now I just have to grab a new quote each week and clip it to the dry erase board using my magnetic clips.

## 10 Inspiring Math Quotes with Free Printable PDF Posters

Click on the button below each quote to be taken to a separate page where you can download the math quote as a free printable PDF!

Mathematics is not about numbers, equations, computations or algorithms: it is about understanding.

William Paul Thurston

The only way to learn mathematics is to do mathematics.

Number rules the universe.

Pythagoras

Mathematics, rightly viewed, possesses not only truth, but supreme beauty.

Bertrand Russell

The symbolism of algebra is its glory. But it also is its curse.

William Betz

Pure mathematics is, in its way, the poetry of logical ideas.

Albert Einstein

Mathematics is the door and key to the sciences.

Roger Bacon

Go down deep enough into anything and you will find mathematics.

Dean Schlicter

One and one and one is three.

The Beatles

Millions saw the apple fall, but Newton asked why.

Bernard Baruch

Want even more posters? Check out my posters page!

## More Free Printable Quote Posters

- Harry Potter Hogwarts Quote Poster
- Success is the maximum utilization of the ability that you have. (Zig Ziglar)
- All our dreams can come true – if we have the courage to pursue them. (Walt Disney)
- The only limitations are those you place on yourself and those you allow other people to place on you. (Jean Driscoll)
- No legacy is so rich as honesty. (William Shakespeare)
- Fast Learning is Not Always the Best and Deepest Poster
- In the middle of difficulty lies opportunity. (Albert Einstein)
- The greatest discovery of my generation is that a human being can alter his life by altering his attitude of mind. (William James)
- Life is not a destination. Life is a journey. As long as you continue the journey, you will always be a success. (Albert Camus)
- Successful people make themselves do the things that unsuccessful people will not do. (Harry Wong)
- I do the very best I know how, the very best I can, and I mean to keep on doing so until the end. (Abraham Lincoln)
- Whether you think you can or think you can’t – you are right. (Henry Ford)

Christine Canaris

Friday 17th of April 2015

Thank you for these beautiful posters!

Sarah Carter (@mathequalslove)

Tuesday 21st of April 2015

You're welcome! Thanks for stopping by my blog!

Anonymous

Wednesday 11th of June 2014

Love, love, love! And thank you for sharing!

Sarah Carter (@mathequalslove)

Wednesday 11th of June 2014

You're welcome!

Sangeeta

Sunday 29th of September 2013

Beautiful and meaningful posters...just what I was looking for.Thanks for sharing your hardwork

Sarah Carter (@mathequalslove)

Saturday 11th of January 2014

Thanks, Sangeeta!

E Dunlop

Saturday 29th of June 2013

These are absolutely BEAUTIFUL, I'm about to start my first teaching job on Monday and desperately need something to make my classroom more inspiring and appealing (I've taken over from some older gentlemen who were very fond of blank walls...) Thank you for uploading them and for your inspiring blog! :)

Sarah Carter (@mathequalslove)

Saturday 11th of January 2014

Thank you!

BVO

Tuesday 4th of June 2013

Sarah, I have been following your blog this year and have been so inspired! Thank you for sharing - your students are so lucky to have such a thoughtful, caring teacher! I love these quotes and will be downloading them. We start each day with a small CREW and a reading and these will be perfect to incorporate into my math classes, too. I swear I am not a stalker but I follow you on Pinterest, too :). Have a wonderful summer!