Math = Love: Monday Must Reads: Volume 38

Monday, April 16, 2018

Monday Must Reads: Volume 38

Some weeks, I can't wait to compile my Monday Must Reads post. Other times, like today, I realize that Monday is getting close to being over and I haven't even started sorting through my favorite tweets of the week. My school has four weeks and one day left of the semester, and I have to admit that I am ready for summer. It's really hard to make my mind think about the lessons that I need to teach this week because all my brain wants to think about is the changes I want to make for next year!

That's enough complaining. Let's move on to this week's must reads!


Ryan White shares an awesome set of bookmarks with a mnemonic device that walks students through checking their work.

Image Source: https://twitter.com/rwhite_teacher1/status/985957884751171584
Fran Capone inspires with her "celebration tree."

Image Source: https://twitter.com/algebrafun120/status/985932387769987073
Taylor Grant shares some creative tweaks to my function auction activity in this blog post.

Image Source: https://twitter.com/teachbarefoot/status/985976138907480066
Alice Aspinall demonstrates how to combine paint and marbles to make parabolas!

Image Source: https://twitter.com/aliceaspinall/status/985931839310352384
Susanne F-Pegram gets students up and moving around while reviewing angles with a game of twister.

Image Source: https://twitter.com/wsmom1265/status/985910698164342787
Bethany Tyndall demonstrates how you can make the entire school your classroom by taking a math walk!

Image Source: https://twitter.com/TyndallBethany/status/916288989249855488
Clarissa Grandi inspires, as always, with her beautiful origami!

Image Source: https://twitter.com/c0mplexnumber/status/985200680423120898
Tiffany Ann Mosier shares one of the most fun-looking team-building tasks I have seen. Build a tower with only tape and balloons!

Image Source: https://twitter.com/Mosier_FHS/status/898551516935606272
Check out this masterpiece by Suzanne von Oy!

Image Source: https://twitter.com/von_Oy/status/984510979714138112
Looking for an awesome task to review area/circumference of a circle? Mr Knowles has got you covered! Download it here from TES for free!

Image Source: https://twitter.com/SK18Maths/status/985173524099862528
Todd Malarczuk poses an interesting estimation problem.

Image Source: https://twitter.com/ToddMalarczuk/status/865225026836017152
Allison E Lawrence shares an awesome idea involving dice in a plastic case. I've never seen dice used like this before!

Image Source: https://twitter.com/MrsLMathGeek/status/861948914534150144
Amy McNabb shares a brilliant use for $5 in your classroom.

Image Source: https://twitter.com/amcnabb3/status/984883101087289345
Blaire Conner gets students outside to practice systems of equations.

Image Source: https://twitter.com/blaireconner/status/984805075318173697
Chris Pierce brilliantly combines polar graphs and cryptology.

Image Source: https://twitter.com/PierceLikesMath/status/984827296229023746
Check out these awesome laser-cut tesselations by Kathy Henderson's students!

Image Source: https://twitter.com/kathyhenderson/status/984535512466665472
Stacey Beacher not only has her students create their own representations of the real number system, but she also has students give other students feedback on their projects.

Image Source: https://twitter.com/SBeacher_BMS/status/914100714716172288
Stacey also shares an awesome hands-on activity for collecting data to create a scatter plot that involves jumping!

Image Source: https://twitter.com/SBeacher_BMS/status/940272581768249344
Kate Baker shares an awesome mini-golf lesson that gives students plenty of trig practice.

Image Source: https://twitter.com/ms_baker_dchs/status/961002251467845634
Kimberly Lentz builds a great geometry lesson that centers around a brown lunch bag.

Image Source: https://twitter.com/Miss_Lentz/status/936002824470716416
Kristen Fouss brings spring into her classroom with a function flower garden.

Image Source: https://twitter.com/Fouss/status/984501880050110464
Samantha Cruz shares an inspiring triangle-based math project.

Image Source: https://twitter.com/cruzteach/status/942888978235129857
Margaret Brown shows us how math teachers should decorate their doors.

Image Source: https://twitter.com/margaret001100/status/984449735460294656
Janice Novakowski encourages teachers to create their own WODB problems by providing them with wooden trays to set-up their problems.

Image Source: https://twitter.com/jnovakowski38/status/984188919876018177
I'm super impressed with this Venn diagram for sine vs cosine functions created by Ms. Fye's class.

Image Source: https://twitter.com/krfye/status/984132722514948097
Kristan Morales shares a brilliant project idea: have students create a 3D representation of a trig problem!

Image Source: https://twitter.com/KristanMorales1/status/982036196485316608
Carly Bowden takes advantage of a tiled wall to set up composite figures for students to find the area of. This is pure brilliance!

Image Source: https://twitter.com/MrsCBowden/status/841423826017742848
Lara Staker shares a great data collection activity involving reaction time.

Image Source: https://twitter.com/larree12/status/967240255433854977
Elissa Miller shares a new-to-me use of straws: graphing trig functions. This is so much better than using spaghetti!

Image Source: https://twitter.com/misscalcul8
Tori Cox created an awesome deck of war cards for comparing average rate of change.

Image Source: https://twitter.com/ToriTeachesMath/status/983798255107690496
Liz Mastalio shares an awesome lesson using my Guess My Rule cards.

Image Source: https://twitter.com/MissMastalio/status/983765751235534851
How have I been teaching trig for so long without ever thinking of creating a giant unit circle in my classroom?!? Thanks to Ms. Holley for the inspiration!

Image Source: https://twitter.com/MsHolley_/status/968189782001115141
Abigail Fulton introduced statistics in the yummiest of ways - a marshmallow catching contest!

Image Source: https://twitter.com/afulton345/status/970825088747450368
Jackie Selevan makes me wish I lived closer to a volcano so we could estimate it's height using trig!

Image Source: https://twitter.com/jselevan/status/983403483406610433
Interested in doing Quarter the Cross with your students? Check out these awesome templates from Kim Spek.

Image Source: https://twitter.com/kvdspek/status/983150086216699904
I absolutely love this exponent-themed comic unearthed by Jo Morgan. She always finds the best stuff!

Image Source: https://twitter.com/mathsjem/status/983352641114779648
 Debbie Hurtado brings a real-world problem into the classroom.

Image Source: https://twitter.com/DebbieHurtado/status/983138423916511232
Sara Van Der Werf's most recent blog post about why she hangs orange plastic golf balls from her ceiling is a must-read.

Image Source: https://twitter.com/saravdwerf/status/983115064101261312
Until next week, keep sharing your awesome ideas!

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