Math = Love: Monday Must Reads: Volume 28

## Monday, January 29, 2018

### Monday Must Reads: Volume 28

Happy Monday! Once again, I'm sharing some of the awesomeness I've ran across on twitter and in my RSS feed over the last few weeks. I'm declaring these "must reads."

Julie Morgan is sharing more angle-awesomeness over at her blog, Fraction Fanatic, this week.

Amy Roediger shares an awesome stoichiometry puzzle that I believe all chemistry teachers need to check out! Check out Amy's blog here.

Need an image to introduce the idea of function composition? Steve Phelps has got you covered.

Steve also shares a statistics labs where students compare the percentage of marshmallows in name brand Lucky Charms versus the store brand.

Gwen Bergman knows how to bring to life the real-world applications of math. Check out this lesson!

MrsDillMath shares the results of a student project that combined writing equations, creating initials, and 3D printing. Awesome work!

Allison Kipping has made a small change to her classroom desks for the new semester, and I think it's a brilliant idea.

Texas Teacher shares a fun estimation activity to get students talking and sharing ideas.

Allison Hartwig has combined two of my loves: M&Ms and Systems of Equations. I can't wait to adapt this activity to use with my own students!

I'm incredibly inspired by the geometry scrapbooks that Jennifer Abel's students have created!

Also, check out this Law of Syllogism project!

Liz Mastalio shares a great activity for modeling exponential decay that uses bingo chips and stickers.

Looking to collect bivariate data with your students? Kerry Conrad shares a data collection idea that I wish I'd thought of myself!

Looking for a fresh idea for scaled drawings? Katie Madigan suggests using fun-sized candy bars. How creative!

Debbie shares a "star" of a math problem!

I love how Kathy Henderson took the Two Truths and a Lie template I shared and turned it into a gallery walk for her students.

When I used to teach Algebra 2 (back when conics were still in the Oklahoma standards), I used to always give my students a conics flow chart. It was fill-in-the blank, and I loved it. Now, I'm wishing I had taken the lead of Sara Goldrick and had students unscramble and assemble a conics flow chart themselves!

Leslie Lewis poses an interesting question for us to explore with our students regarding super bowl ad prices.

Laura Wheeler shares how she is using wall-space in her classroom to display posters that describe her teaching strategies. I love this idea!

Jamie Mitchell has me rethinking my current approach to report card comments.

I've always taught polynomial terminology as something to be memorized. I'm inspired by Paul Jorgens to approach the terminology from a notice/wonder standpoint this year instead.

I found this graph shared by Cambridge Mathematics of which times tables students struggle with the most to be very interesting.

cLarsen shares an awesome task to get students practicing slope and showing their work.

I could definitely do a better job of incorporating more data collection into my classroom. I especially like this idea of parachute men for square root functions from Jazmine Castanon.

Looking to pretty-up your classroom and give your students practice multiplying binomials? Check out Mrs. Richardson's latest blog post!