Math = Love: Monday Must Reads: Volume 41

Monday, May 7, 2018

Monday Must Reads: Volume 41

Happy Monday! It's once again time to create a round-up of the most awesome tweets from the past week. These are my must-reads. I hope you find some inspiring ideas.



Cathy Yenca shares an awesome twitter find that she found via Blended Learning Math. You have to check out mathhooks.com. This website is chock-full of great images to use as starters or as images for a Stand and Talk.

Image Source: https://twitter.com/mathycathy/status/991461887262056448
Check out this awesome visual-based problem for elementary from Berkeley Everett.

Image Source: https://twitter.com/BerkeleyEverett/status/992445724032937984
Mr. Hogg has created an awesome scavenger hunt that combines the properties of parabolas with the location of the next clue.

Image Source: https://twitter.com/MrHoggsClass/status/992446665771503616
Chase Orton shares an open middle problem that provides some much-needed practice with function notation.

Image Source: https://twitter.com/mathgeek76/status/992109987378806784
Greta Bergman inspires with her distributive property puzzles. Find out more by reading her blog post.

Image Source: https://twitter.com/g_brgmn/status/992208908184883200
Michelle Pavlovsky created an auction activity that focuses on whether expressions evaluate to positive or negative values. This looks awesome!

Image Source: https://twitter.com/MsPrzybylek/status/992134813246263297
Dan Meyer's Barbie Bungee video is a must-watch. Click through to the tweet to watch!

Image Source: https://twitter.com/ddmeyer/status/992150549016424448
Adela Alekic is an expert at transforming her classroom for different lessons. Her twitter account is super-inspiring. Be sure to check it out!

Image Source: https://twitter.com/MsAlekic/status/992147889462960136
These notes from Jae Ess are one of the most adorable sets of INB pages I have ever seen!

Image Source: https://twitter.com/jaegetsreal/status/992123516223967233
Jae Ess also shares a fun-looking function and rate of change review game.

Image Source: https://twitter.com/jaegetsreal/status/991399750355341313
I love this warm-up question from Lisa Bejarano.

Image Source: https://twitter.com/lisabej_manitou/status/992116851537793025
I also have to share Lisa's WODB warm-up involving quadratics.

Image Source: https://twitter.com/lisabej_manitou/status/990964974754426881
Lisa Winer had the brilliant idea to post this inspiring quote from Sara Van Der Werf on her laptop.

Image Source: https://twitter.com/Lisaqt314/status/992030899918266368
Lisa Richardson shares an awesome Clue-based lesson that addresses scale factor.

Image Source: https://twitter.com/CBHSRichMath/status/991870729850257409
I love this data analysis question shared by Laurie Boswell.

Image Source: https://twitter.com/laboswell/status/991342157377175553
Mark Kaercher shares some tangrams made with Desmos. Very cool!

Image Source: https://twitter.com/shskaercher/status/990655935948443651
Philip Smith shares some amazing student artwork.

Image Source: https://twitter.com/psmithdad/status/858078176005599233
Also, check out this string art inspired by Desmos.

Image Source: https://twitter.com/psmithdad/status/869584191729446913
I also love the idea of chalk cardioids.

Image Source: https://twitter.com/psmithdad/status/869978343910719488
I hope you're not tired of seeing the awesome math-art created by Philip Smith's students because I must share one more photo so you can see the art that also lines the walls of his classroom.

Image Source: https://twitter.com/psmithdad/status/875439448736923648
John Rowe shares a new open-middle problem for practicing slope.

Image Source: https://twitter.com/MrJohnRowe/status/991852165747519488
Heather Curl's use of manipulatives with visual patterns is inspiring.

Image Source: https://twitter.com/HeatherCurl/status/986764215380860930
How cool is is that Brian McBain has his students create composite figures with tape?

Image Source: https://twitter.com/mcbainbr/status/961695472237924353
I also adore the fact that Brian McBain used a break-out box with his family for Easter.

Image Source: https://twitter.com/mcbainbr/status/980064715501199360
Kim Spek inspires with a maze-based Desmos project.


Sue Choi shares the idea of an interactive word wall. How awesome is this?!?

Image Source: https://twitter.com/sfmathcoach/status/991341540311293952
Julie Morgan shares an anecdote from class. I absolutely love her response!

Image Source: https://twitter.com/fractionfanatic/status/991689207985864704
Heidi Fessenden highlights an awesome question based on a very cool image of lobster rolls.

Image Source: https://twitter.com/heidifessenden/status/978811502097465344
Kathy Henderson shares more of the awesome tesselations her students created.

Image Source: https://twitter.com/kathyhenderson/status/990992038358208512
Ms. Mac shares a single, powerful image for teaching rational exponents using a Stand & Talk.

Image Source: https://twitter.com/MsMacsMath/status/991455899280556033
Andrea Pope brings real-world math into her classroom by having students calculate how much they could make per hour for filling out scholarship applications.

Image Source: https://twitter.com/andrea_pope313/status/989226606089703425
Vincent Pantaloni is at it again with an interesting looking puzzle/game called Card-iac.


Image Source: https://twitter.com/panlepan/status/991340295542525953
LC Dawson turns a picture of a vintage office set into a creative fraction task.  

Image Source: https://twitter.com/CDawson18/status/991391804015591424
Jeremy Hughes shares a fun solution to Quarter the Cross. Jeremy is a pre-service STEM teacher in Australia. I love that he is already on twitter! 

Image Source: https://twitter.com/JeremyInSTEM/status/991136060481523713
Tori Cox shares a way to incorporate the wonder and beauty of mathematics into your classroom. 

Image Source: https://twitter.com/ToriTeachesMath/status/990979563550322694
Need an example of a bad graph? Richard Perring has got you covered! 

Image Source: https://twitter.com/LearningMaths/status/942288715367448576
Catriona Shearer has blown my mind with how many different ways she represented the problem x^2 + 8x - 48 = 0. Wow. Just wow. 

Image Source: https://twitter.com/Cshearer41/status/990969073042411526
Until next week, keep up the awesome sharing! 

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