Math = Love: Monday Must Reads: Volume 11

Monday, September 25, 2017

Monday Must Reads: Volume 11

It's time for another Monday Must Reads! Thankfully, it's a much less hectic Monday than last week due to the fact that the Oklahoma Teacher of the Year Ceremony has come and gone. In case you missed it on Twitter, I didn't win. And, I'm completely okay with that. The winner is a fantastic and inspiring lady, and I'm certain she is perfect for the job of OK ToY! I'm 100% at home in the classroom (the same cannot be said for giving speeches on a stage!), and I'm super excited that I will get to continue teaching in the classroom next year. Otherwise, how would I come up with ideas to blog about?!?



Mrs. Riley shares a graphic with different division-related vocabulary. For the past few years, I've taught my students about the word "vinculum." But, "obelus" and "virgule" are new to me!

Image Source: https://twitter.com/ThisIsMaryEllen/status/911755694117752833
Ms. Lindley has one of the coolest word walls I have ever seen. How awesome is this density display?!? If you're a science teacher, it's worth checking out her twitter feed to see other science word walls!

Image Source: https://twitter.com/LindleyScience/status/911237500454281217
Sarah DiMaria shows students the usefulness of polynomials by having them plan a trip for an unknown number of people!

Image Source: https://twitter.com/MsDiMaria/status/911016303489626113
Anna Vance used whiteboard paint on her cabinets to make more space for her students to work around the classroom. Awesome idea!

Image Source: https://twitter.com/TypeAMathLand/status/910901365949566976
Michelle Russell engages her students in solving for z-scores by challenging them to complete a small puzzle. This makes me wish I was teaching stats this year!

Image Source: https://twitter.com/michel1erussel1/status/910984855940419586
I'm a big fan of using dry erase pockets (affiliate link) in the math classroom! So, I'm super excited to see this solving equations chart shared by Lori B. Knox.

Image Source: https://twitter.com/doctor_knox/status/910906893773807616
Shaun Carter combined painters tape, laminated letter cards, and magnets to create an engaging-hands-on geometry lesson about angles and transversals.

Image Source: https://twitter.com/theshauncarter/status/910927986542686209
Madelyne Bettis empowers students to take control of their own learning in the classroom by providing a self-check system.

Image Source: https://twitter.com/Mrs_Bettis/status/910816663448244225
For the second year in a row, I have had my math concepts students make mobiles using construction paper and stickers. When I shared a picture of this year's mobiles, Andrew Gael shared his own project he does with students that definitely knocked my socks off. Andrew has his students make different shapes, fill the different shapes with different numbers of beans, and create an actual mobile! I. Am. Impressed.

Image Source: https://twitter.com/bkdidact/status/910710440572936192
Mr. Fredericks put a twist on the classic line-up structure. Students had to put themselves in order according to their guesses without talking!

Image Source: https://twitter.com/MrFreds2200/status/910658878638981120
David Butler comes up with the coolest activities for his weekly 100 Factorial events! I've seen the four color theorem plenty of times before. But, I've never seen it turned into a competitive game!

Image Source: https://twitter.com/DavidKButlerUoA/status/910312037753827329
David also created a very interesting problem called "Zero Zeros" that I need to spend some time thinking about!

Image Source: https://twitter.com/DavidKButlerUoA/status/909175197466378245

Need to teach piecewise functions? Susan Russo has you covered with an awesome real-life scenario to motivate your graphing. Krispy Kreme Doughnuts!

Image Source: https://twitter.com/Dsrussosusan/status/910670782954721280
Kathryn Kubena has a way of appealing to your sweet tooth and making you wish you taught geometry all at the same time. The idea of using marshmallows as points and candy corn as arrows is BRILLIANT.

Image Source: https://twitter.com/mskubenaBHS/status/910612528459214848
Rick Barlow gets his students up and moving around the classroom while practicing their vocabulary. I love everything there is to love about his vocabulary party idea! Can't wait to try this in my own classroom! Check out his blog post here with more details!

Image Source: https://twitter.com/rickbrlw/status/909893966568361984
Need to teach the difference between discrete and continuous? Meredith Purser had the great idea to bring some props to class!

Image Source: https://twitter.com/MeredithPurser/status/909906760613449728
Laura Vogel brings graphing data to life by having her students GROW their own data. Yes, I want to be that kind of teacher! #teachergoals

Image Source: https://twitter.com/elle_ay_vee/status/909833868559224832
Years ago, I blogged about using fast food combo meals to teach the distributive property. Stephanie Goldberg took it up a FEW notches by having her students build their own combo meals with the most adorable stickers I have ever seen.

Image Source: https://twitter.com/sjgoldedu/status/909807419785662470
Joe Cossette shares posters of three actionable norms he plans on implementing in his classroom this year. I think we should all aspire to follow these in our own classrooms.

Image Source: https://twitter.com/cossettej/status/905194909522649093

 Until next week's post, keep sharing your classroom awesomeness!

2 comments:

  1. Thanks for the shout out! We use these symbols every single day - who knew they had a name!? It is like discovering why night is spelled "night" and not the other way around due to Old English writing and modern pronunciation.

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