Math = Love: Monday Must Reads: Volume 9

Monday, September 11, 2017

Monday Must Reads: Volume 9

School is finally getting into full swing. I think I've got almost every kid's name down. Our notebooks are starting to look like learning tools. There are always papers to grade. And, I'm remembering just how much I love teaching math.


 Here's the latest edition of inspiring ideas I have came across on the Internet.

Amy Hogan shares an awesome graphic from Five Thirty Eight that contains IMDB user ratings from six movies that premiered in 2017. Even though each movie has the same average rating, one of these movies is not like the others.

Image Source: https://twitter.com/alittlestats/status/906514268396417024
On the topic of  graphs to use in class, The New York Times has announced a new feature that promises to highlight interesting graphs. This looks promising!

Image Source: https://mobile.nytimes.com/2017/09/06/learning/announcing-a-new-monthly-feature-whats-going-on-in-this-graph.html?referer=

Lana Pavlova has made all of twitter jealous with her school's latest playground additions.

Image Source: https://twitter.com/TAnnalet/status/905980910784233472
Liz Mastalio has her class collecting some data that I find super fun! Now, I need someone to video tape me brushing my teeth when I'm not thinking about this question so I can figure out how I do it!

Image Source: https://twitter.com/MissMastalio/status/906271043094028288
Ashley Henderson recently set up an Estimation Center in her classroom that I adore! The winning class gets the contents of the container!

Image Source: https://twitter.com/aa_henderson/status/906143710622179329
Bryan Anderson shares a classic chess brain teaser with his students. LOVE the use of linking cubes here!

Image Source: https://twitter.com/Anderson02B/status/906238457147785216
Laura Vogel is inspiring me to get more organized this school year by creating a "Leaving School Checklist." I also love that #Teach180 is part of her list!

Image Source: https://twitter.com/riversidehsmath/status/906244000277037056
Sean Corey shares an inspiring photo from his classroom of class norm posters. I love that each norm poster features a visual reminder of an activity they did to practice that norm!

Image Source: https://twitter.com/MrCoreyMath/status/906296637844332545
Justin Guadagni gets his students up and moving around in a "Living Table Warm-Up." Students have to physically rearrange themselves and the number card they have been given to assemble themselves into a linear table. This sounds like a blast!

Image Source: https://twitter.com/MrGuads/status/906168434324635648
Kim Dempsey shares how her colleague had her 12th graders do a trash audit by collecting all of the trash they generated. This doesn't relate to any of the subjects I teach, but I think it's a great idea that deserves sharing!

Image Source: https://twitter.com/MsKimistry/status/889170681811881984
I also love this classroom photo that Kim Dempsey shared on twitter. Look at that word wall!

Image Source: https://twitter.com/MsKimistry/status/905604766310518784
 Needing to teach unit conversions or dimensional analysis? Here's an interesting task from Mr. Gunasingham involving a beard-second.

Image Source: https://twitter.com/MrGHWHS/status/905896275157151744
Kaitlin shares the results of her students' paper tower building competition. This looks like a fun way to spend a class period!

Image Source: https://twitter.com/Kaitruggiero/status/905861857940000769
Sarah Dulaney had her students draw pictures of what mathematicians look like. LOVE this idea! Great way to challenge typical stereotypes, too.

Image Source: https://twitter.com/sedulaney/status/905888358282526721
Allie Webb shares a creative way to pre-test students. Each page featured a ranking of the problem's difficulty. Students had to highlight one problem from each page to be graded.

Image Source: https://twitter.com/MsWebb16/status/905400081012183040
Jazmine Castanon has a brilliant use for all of your old transparencies. Make statistics books!

Image Source: https://twitter.com/jcast301/status/905094498149179392
FCMathLab has students creating comic strips based on the subsets of the Real Number System.

Image Source: https://twitter.com/FCMathLAB/status/905138719950336000
Leigh Ann Mitchell combines error analysis with an around the room task. Brilliant!

Image Source: https://twitter.com/MitchellAlg/status/905146468947951617
Sarah Schambach created an awesome dry erase template to use with solving absolute value equations. Totally stealing this idea!

Image Source: https://twitter.com/schambach96/status/905178740476469249

And, that's it until next week!

1 comment:

  1. I feel like a celebrity making this list. I've been following your blog for years and stealing your stuff along the way. :) Thank you for the shout out!

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