Math = Love: Monday Must Reads: Volume 32

Monday, February 26, 2018

Happy Monday! After only having school three days last week thanks to President's Day and an Ice Day, it's going to be tough going for an entire week! Hopefully this volume of Monday Must Reads will provide you with some inspiration to get through this week of school!

Mr. Knowles shares an awesome activity that helps students make connections between equations written in words, equations written in symbols, and the solutions of both types of equations.

I also really like this starter activity for sequences that Mr. Knowles shared.

Kim Spek spotted an awesome math-related comic this week.

I learned a new vocabulary word this week thanks to the UK Mathematics Trust. Have you ever heard of the primorial of a number before?

Kerri Sustich puts a fun twist on 2 Truths and a Lie with 3 Truths and a Lie to practice substituting values to test for solutions.

Also from Kerri, check out this text-message based task.

ADHS Math shares an interesting task that gets students comparing Coke and Pepsi.

Do your students need practice creating nets? Check out this net-building challenge from Jacqueline Tisher. I love that students were given only 30 seconds to take their measurements before beginning to build their nets.

Chris Smith's Puzzle of the Week is a present to geometry teachers. The problem was adapted from UK Mathematics Trust.

Erin-Rose Schneider posted a photo of something called the Game of Nines that caught my eye on twitter earlier this week. Here are the rules: Write out the digits 1-9 on sticky notes. Make two rows of 3 digit numbers that add up to the 3 digit number in the third row.

Paul Jorgens is at it again. This time, he lost the constant from his quadratic. I loved seeing how his students tackled this problem. I look forward to spending time this summer creating my own problems and then losing parts of them!

Paul also has me rethinking my systems unit with this task from Marilyn Burns involving grandmas, acrobats, and a dog named Ivan.

Solenne Abaziou shares a famous puzzle that needs to make an appearance on my puzzle table!

Mrs. Reams shares some awesome open-middle style problems that she created to help students practice and show their mastery of slope.

Julie Morgan poses a creative factoring challenge. Students not only have to factor each polynomial, but they have to classify it according to what must be done to factorize it.

Chrissy Newell has been posting some awesome elementary math tasks on her twitter feed involving "Medal Math."

Jae Ess is inspiring me to make my solving equations unit a bit more exciting with a maze as practice.

Too often, I fall into the classroom trap of everyone does the same thing. I like this "Choose Your Own Exponent Adventure" from Liz Mastalio.

David Wees shares an interesting puzzle from Joan Countryman.

Also from David, an inspiring vocabulary practice activity.

Inspiring Maths shares an interesting spider puzzle for practicing substitution and evaluation.

Amanda Atkinson inspires with her approach to asking more open-ended questions.