Math = Love: Monday Must Reads: Volume 32

## Monday, February 26, 2018

### Monday Must Reads: Volume 32

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.

 Image Source: https://twitter.com/SK18Maths/status/967825144591929352
I also really like this starter activity for sequences that Mr. Knowles shared.

 Image Source: https://twitter.com/SK18Maths/status/963844634429489153
Kim Spek spotted an awesome math-related comic this week.

 Image Source: https://twitter.com/kvdspek/status/967766186090954753
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?

 Image Source: https://twitter.com/UKMathsTrust/status/967391161148035073
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.

 Image Source: https://twitter.com/MsSustich/status/967433794704871424
Also from Kerri, check out this text-message based task.

 Image Source: https://twitter.com/MsSustich/status/967083540788674560
ADHS Math shares an interesting task that gets students comparing Coke and Pepsi.

 Image Source: https://twitter.com/ADHSMathDept/status/964295512294748160
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.

 Image Source: https://twitter.com/aap03102/status/967056076968472576
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.

 Image Source: https://twitter.com/Quadragon314/status/967166250173440000
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!

 Image Source: https://twitter.com/pejorgens/status/967151091920994304
Paul also has me rethinking my systems unit with this task from Marilyn Burns involving grandmas, acrobats, and a dog named Ivan.

 Image Source: https://twitter.com/pejorgens/status/966788766756057088
Solenne Abaziou shares a famous puzzle that needs to make an appearance on my puzzle table!

 Image Source: https://twitter.com/Abaziou/status/967070221147123712
Mrs. Reams shares some awesome open-middle style problems that she created to help students practice and show their mastery of slope.

 Image Source: https://twitter.com/mrs_alireams/status/966792762329792513
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.

 Image Source: https://twitter.com/fractionfanatic/status/967074047132618753
Chrissy Newell has been posting some awesome elementary math tasks on her twitter feed involving "Medal Math."

 Image Source: https://twitter.com/MrsNewell22/status/966853816657133569
Jae Ess is inspiring me to make my solving equations unit a bit more exciting with a maze as practice.

 Image Source: https://twitter.com/jaegetsreal/status/966771482927026176
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.

 Image Source: https://twitter.com/MissMastalio/status/966733345437749248
David Wees shares an interesting puzzle from Joan Countryman.

 Image Source: https://twitter.com/davidwees/status/966714308460666880
Also from David, an inspiring vocabulary practice activity.

 Image Source: https://twitter.com/davidwees/status/966049465202176001
Inspiring Maths shares an interesting spider puzzle for practicing substitution and evaluation.

 Image Source: https://twitter.com/inspiringmaths/status/966349893760638977
Amanda Atkinson inspires with her approach to asking more open-ended questions.

 Image Source: https://twitter.com/alstechs/status/966149032748953601
I never enjoyed teaching inverses when I was teaching Algebra 2. Luke Walsh's approach to inverses, on the other hand, is fresh and exciting.

 Image Source: https://twitter.com/LukeSelfwalker/status/965772876707135488
Laura Wheeler shares an interesting task known as the "Tax Collector."

 Image Source: https://twitter.com/wheeler_laura/status/964515713120481286
Until next week, keep up the awesome sharing!

#### 2 comments:

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