The right math teacher can make the world of difference to your child’s learning experience, and to their attitude towards math and learning in general. If there’s a special teacher, tutor, or instructor in your child’s life, then why not show your appreciation with one of these cool, quirky gifts. You can also check out our list of 13 Marvelous Math Teacher Gifts for more inspiration. Whether you’re looking for something funny, practical, or just something a little unusual for a teacher who’s helping your child to reach his potential, you’re sure to find a gift that’s just right.
Math teachers can make a statement about their love of the subject with this large, sturdy, messenger bag. Featuring a blackboard design with statistical formulas ‘chalked’ onto it, this is an unusual way to carry a laptop, or to take that pile of marking home. A “very sturdy” bag with a “secure, comfortable, and snug fit” this one has received great customer reviews. You can find an array of other bags for math teachers here. Also available in the UK and Australia.
School teachers know that coffee cups are always in high demand. Save your math teacher from the frustration of stolen mug-theft, by buying this distinctive mug that proclaims, ‘It’s all fun and games until someone divides by zero.’ Mugs for math teachers come in all kinds of designs, from the beautifully arty to the groan-worthily funny. A custom coffee mug will put a smile on a teacher’s face. Also available in the UK and Australia.
Children usually think that their teachers live and breathe all things educational. If you know a math teacher who fits this description, then what better gift than this geeky bath mat to dry their toes after a morning shower? Bonus points from your tutor if you can explain the formula! One reviewer described this as “the softest bathmat I’ve ever set my feet upon”, which seems like a glowing recommendation to me. If that one’s a little too obvious for your tastes, then take a look here for bath mats featuring antique multiplication tables, numbers, and more. Also available in the UK and Australia.
A gift or the teacher who has kindled the math flame in your child’s life. Whether they’ve supported your family through exams, or just helped to boost flagging confidence, they’re sure to love this vinyl-wrapped LED candle. A subtle show of appreciation that would be well suited for either home or classroom use. Take a look at other candles that would make good teacher gifts. Also available in the UK and Australia.
Even when they’re off-duty, tutors can display their math love with pride, by wearing this apron. ‘Math teacher by day. Grillmaster by night.’ This “well-constructed” apron has “big and functional pockets.” Tea towels, cake toppers and cutting boards are also available to brighten up the kitchen. Also available in the UK and Australia.
Steampunk style, vintage French multiplication tables, printed onto a beautiful serving platter. Beautiful design paired with a geeky edge that any math teacher is sure to love. Click through to see other math-inspired large serving plates. Also available in the UK and Australia.
A jigsaw puzzle printed with a plethora of mathematical equations. Vectors, volume calculations, and Pythagorean theory combine to make an unusual gift that’s sure to be a talking point. From puzzles to poker, and from poker to ping-pong, these gifts will help your math teacher to enjoy his or her downtime. Also available in the UK and Australia.
Some teacher gifts tend to be a bit pointless, after all, there are only so many cutesy photo frames one person can find a home for. The practicality of this iPhone 6 case will be appreciated though. A “cushiony case” with “a velvet like feel on the inside.” Alternatively, you could go for a laptop sleeve or, a pi USB flash drive. Also available in the UK and Australia.
A subtle nod towards the number-loving tendencies of your maths teacher, this mahogany-finished wooden desk tidy will keep pens and pencils easy to hand. “A fine addition to any desk.” Lots of other fun organizer designs available. Also available in the UK and Australia.
The quirky wordplay on this “super comfortable” cotton t-shirt will either have people smiling knowingly, or wrinkling their brow in confusion. Which category do you fall into? For other options, check out the range of math teacher apparel available. Also available in the UK and Australia.
This soft and stylish jersey scarf would make a beautiful gift for a special teacher. Falling nicely into the pretty-but-practical category, she’ll reach for it again and again. “Even the print is soft and comfortable to the skin.” This one features a prominent @pi hybrid design, but there are plenty of other scarves to choose from. Also available in the UK and Australia.
Add the final touch to your teacher gift with a thoughtful, handwritten note. This card makes the ideal token of appreciation, either by itself or in combination with any of the other gifts. Whatever your teacher’s personality and sense of humour are like, you’ll find a suitable card for them here. Also available in the UK and Australia.