As I do almost every Monday, today I'm sharing ideas I have found inspiring from both my twitter feed and my rss reader.

Sara Vanderwerf's Math Badges inspired me to create my Math-y Welcome Banner that has become of one my most favorite classroom decorations ever. Two other math teachers have helped to fill out the rest of the math alphabet. And, they've freely shared their creations so you can use them to spell out whatever word you would like!

Jessica Strom's Math Alphabet (Download Full Alphabet Here)

Image Source: https://twitter.com/strom_win/status/921458989358923776 |

Kim McKee's Maths Alphabet (Download Full Alphabet Here)

Image Source: https://twitter.com/MrsKimMcKee/status/760176948463169536 |

Nanette Johnson tweets a fun number talk idea from How We Teach for secondary students.

Image Source: https://twitter.com/Math_m_Addicts/status/921036267806216192 |

Sarah Newton inspires with her willingness to go the extra mile to help a visually impaired student be able to participate in an upcoming function auction!

Image Source: https://twitter.com/sarahnewtonmath/status/921336853353189376 |

David Butler sums up so much of what teaching is in one short tweet.

Image Source: https://twitter.com/DavidKButlerUoA/status/921203021148594176 |

Kate McNabb's classroom looks fab with her new student-created atomic decorations.

Image Source: https://twitter.com/k8mcnabb/status/921136747995475969 |

Gwen Bergman engages her students from BEFORE the moment they walk in her classroom by challenging them to answer a question to gain entrance to the classroom. I love how she created a number line on her door to help students with their questions!

Image Source: https://twitter.com/gwen_bergman/status/921153306591981572 |

I've seen plenty of teachers model the real number system using boxes before. But, Jim Olsen is the first teacher I've seen to use bags. Brilliant!

Image Source: https://twitter.com/DrOlsen314/status/921161767883100161 |

Megan Schmidt encourages teachers to make their own classroom decor. What a beautiful piece of math art!

Image Source: https://twitter.com/Veganmathbeagle/status/921009614539382786 |

Leyla Pattison takes chromatography up a notch by having students create chromatography trolls. How cute!

Image Source: https://twitter.com/leyla_pattison/status/915301921984008192 |

Liz Mastalio shares one of the best bulletin board ideas I have ever seen. I love the emphasis on celebrating student perseverance. Also, you MUST read Liz's recently blog post titled Put Down the Pencil.

Image Source: https://twitter.com/MissMastalio/status/920334655949279233 |

Kate Owens continues the trend of inspiring classroom decor with her "We Are Mathematicians" banner.

Image Source: https://twitter.com/katemath/status/920245713044373504 |

Katherin O'Hara has her students model the Monty Hall problem using actual items and doors made of linking cubes. LOVE it!

Image Source: https://twitter.com/KatherinOHara/status/905141675688906753 |

Katherin has also convinced me I need to invest in a set of Crazy Fort pieces (affiliate link).

Image Source: https://twitter.com/KatherinOHara/status/912750359902375942 |

Morag Chambers asks her students to be "nudgers not judgers" when giving feedback. I think we all need to follow suit.

Image Source: https://twitter.com/MChambers_EFT/status/907737180428279810 |

Deb Bulin not only has her geometry students write book using conditionals, but she has them read their creations to elementary school classes!

Image Source: https://twitter.com/DebBulin/status/919046369096208384 |

Emmy Bennett shares an inspiring bulletin board design.

Image Source: https://twitter.com/msbennett_maths/status/903614888412635137 |

Kimberley Hunt makes the jumping frogs problem come alive with origami frogs.

Image Source: https://twitter.com/kahunt91/status/913449030969159682 |

CCYD_Nature shares a great idea for introducing sampling vs. taking a census.

Image Source: https://twitter.com/ccyd_nature/status/917776425859649538 |

Jacqueline Richardson shares a creative idea for the end of the quarter/semester: Paper Plate Awards.

Image Source: http://highheelsandnumber2pencils.blogspot.com/2017/10/end-of-quarter-things.html |

Laura Wheeler takes an interesting approach to a math problem involving renting a banquet hall.

Image Source: https://mslwheeler.wordpress.com/2017/10/13/banquet-hall-problem-mfm2p-pbl/ |

Luke Wilcox shares an interesting statistics task that begins with an intriguing question: Does Beyonce write her own lyrics?

Image Source: http://thestatsmedic.com/2017/10/10/does-beyonce-write-her-own-lyrics/ |

Until next week, keep sharing awesome ideas!