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Gift Ideas for Math Teachers


Are you looking for the perfect gift for the math teacher(s) in your life? 

The math teacher could be your child’s math teacher, a relative who’s a teacher, or your math teacher friend!

Teachers definitely have wide and varied likes, but there are a few things that lots of  teachers love. So, we’ll look at those in this blog post!


Math Teacher Gift Idea #1

One great gift idea for math teachers is a set of pens or pencils. Teachers can never have enough of these! As you can see in the picture above, I have a bunch! I have Bic flair pens, Sharpies (of all types), Expo markers, and more. And those pictured aren’t all the pens I have:-)

I also have a TON of colored pencils, since I love to create (and then color) lots of color by number activities.

Bic flair pens are my absolute favorite, and I know many other teachers who share this love. You can usually find these flair pens in a wide variety of colors…the more colors the better!

Math Teacher Gift Idea #2 and #3

Where do we organize all these pens and pencils? In a desk or counter organizer!

So, a nice desk organizer would also be a great gift idea, as it would help to keep the teacher’s workspace more organized and tidy.

Also popular with many teacher are plants. A small plant for the teacher’s desk or counter space is always a great idea. 

  • Plants are so beneficial, and you can find some that are VERY easy to take care of, in case the teacher doesn’t have a green thumb!

Math Teacher Gift Idea #4 and #5

Another great gift idea for math teachers is a gift card to a local bookstore or coffee shop. Teachers are always looking for new books to use in their classrooms, and a gift card would allow them to choose something that’s perfect.

A coffee shop gift card would be appreciated as well, since teachers often start the day with their coffee and then need to refuel with caffeine during the day!

Math Teacher Gift Idea #6

Along with the coffee idea is the idea of an awesome mug to drink it from! 

BUT, for the math teacher, go for a ‘math-themed’ mug, like those pictured here:-)

The black mug says “MATH: It’s all fun and games until someone divides by zero.”

The white mug says “You are gonna love math after you meet me. I’m warning you.”

Math Teacher Gift Idea #7

Many math teachers LOVE math-themed t-shirts! 

The fraction t-shirt pictured here is my favorite. I get SO many positive comments when I wear this one. It says, “There is a fine line between numerator and denominator. Only a fraction will understand.”

I also have a t-shirt that says, “I’m a math teacher. Of course I have problems.”

There are so many awesome math t-shirts out there…I’m sure you can find the perfect one for the math teacher you have in mind.

Math Teacher Gift Idea #8

Finally, a heartfelt gift that any math teacher would love is a handwritten note expressing your thanks for all their hard work.

Teachers pour so much of themselves into their jobs, and a simple note letting them know that their efforts are appreciated can go a long way. 

I still have all the parent notes given to me over the course of my 24 years in the classroom.

I hope one of these ideas will work for the math teacher in you life:-)


Welcome to Cognitive Cardio Math! I’m Ellie, a wife, mom, grandma, and dog ‘mom,’ and I’ve spent just about my whole life in school! With nearly 30 years in education, I’ve taught:

  • All subject areas in 4th and 5th grades
  • Math, ELA, and science in 6th grade (middle school)

I’ve been creating resources for teachers since 2012 and have worked in the elearning industry for about five years as well!

If you’re looking for ideas and resources to help you teach math (and a little ELA), I can help you out!



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