Yesterday, I clicked on a name in tweetdeck that I didn't recognize and quickly saw that this person had a blog I also didn't recognize. Soon, I was reading and ran across an awesome post. This reminded me of Pam's posts. (Okay - in all honesty, I had to go back to her blog and figure out what she had called her posts!)

So, here's my first #ReadThree adventure. To find new math blogs to read, I'm scrolling through the twitter profiles of people I follow to look for new-to-me blogs.

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Clara Maxcy blogs at The 30th Voice. She's been blogging since 2013, but I only somehow just happened on her blog. The post that stuck out to me the most (probably because I'm teaching trig again next year!) is titled Murder Mystery Solved with Trig!

Image Source: https://the30thvoice.wordpress.com/2016/04/14/murder-mystery-solved-with-trig/ |

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Mardalee Burwitz blogs at Math-n-Science=WAHOO! As I was scrolling through her blog posts, a picture of some students with a bunch of meter sticks caught my eye.

Image Source: https://mburwitzwahoo.wordpress.com/2016/01/17/so-just-how-big-is-a-cubic-meter/ |

My students have always struggled with square and cubic units of measurement. This has always frustrated me. But, now I'm realizing that I've never used that as an opportunity to show my students the difference between an inch, a square inch, and a cubic inch. I definitely want to do something like this next year! Here's the link to Mardalee's full explanation.

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My last new blog for the day is John Rowe's How I teach maths. Guess what post stood out to me first? Yup. Another trigonometry post. I guess it was the title of his post that first caught my eye: The Best Worksheet I have ever Rewritten. In this post, John takes a few basic trigonometry problems and completely turns them on their head. Instead of asking a question, John gives his students four answers and asks them to come up with the questions that could be answered that way.

This type of problem

Image Source: https://mrrowe.com/2016/05/09/the-best-worksheet-i-have-ever-rewritten/ |

becomes

Image Source: https://mrrowe.com/2016/05/09/the-best-worksheet-i-have-ever-rewritten/ |

So much more thinking going on here. And, I can't wait to try this out in my own classroom!

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I have to say that this turned out just as fun as I thought it would be! So, be on the lookout for more #ReadThree blog posts in the future!

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