Math = Love: Monday Must Reads: Volume 34

Monday, March 12, 2018

Monday Must Reads: Volume 34

Happy Monday! Today is the first of two days where we have to stay after school three hours for parent teacher conferences. Given that I'm still dealing with the craziness that Daylight Saving Time has done on my body, it's been a LONG day. In three hours, I've only talked to four parents, so it does mean that I've had plenty of time to put together this week's volume of Monday Must Reads. Given how exhausted I was yesterday evening (I normally write my Monday Must Reads post on Sunday afternoons), I was starting to think that we weren't going to have a Monday Must Reads post this week. But, here it is! I hope you enjoy this peek into my favorite tweets from this week.


Jae Ess impresses with her latest Find the Error activity.

Image Source: https://twitter.com/jaegetsreal/status/973272299339173894
I also love this colorful Pi Day display from Jae Ess!

Image Source: https://twitter.com/jaegetsreal/status/971126941142147072
You probably already know that I'm a huge fan of using puzzles in the classroom. So, I was super excited when I saw that rupeleMX held a puzzle day in his classroom in Mexico!

Image Source: https://twitter.com/rupeleMX/status/973190515712671744
Jeff MacInnis shares a fun white-board routine for practicing order of operations.

Image Source: https://twitter.com/mrmacinnis/status/908501634124337152
Craig Barton recently introduced the concept of SSDD problems. SSDD stands for "Same Surface, Different Deep." The idea is to use the same visual question stem to ask different questions at different levels. Check out Andy Lutwyche's attempt at some SSDD problems.

Image Source: https://twitter.com/andylutwyche/status/972853576014983168
Image Source: https://twitter.com/andylutwyche/status/972853576014983168
James Welham's classroom is a must-see.

Image Source: https://twitter.com/jwelham/status/844146518735175681
I also love this Christmas themed mathematics display that James created with his students!

Image Source: https://twitter.com/jwelham/status/936148881741680640
EJMaths shares a photo of some sequences puzzles from #mathsconf14

Image Source: https://twitter.com/EJmaths/status/972495847471624197
Mr Knowles shares two tasks that involve the same diagrams, similar to the SSDD problems mentioned before. This makes me wonder how often we waste time creating new problems when we could just extend problems that we have already created.

Image Soruce: https://twitter.com/SK18Maths/status/972207086368063488
Image Source: https://twitter.com/SK18Maths/status/972207089039958017
Image Source: https://twitter.com/SK18Maths/status/972207091485159424
Rose Dray shares another photo from #mathsconf14. I love this idea of exploring equations in standard form with counters!

Image Source: https://twitter.com/LPmaths/status/972471287804235776
Geometry/Trigonometry teachers will appreciate Nick Waldron's attempt at creating a set of SSDD problems.

Image Source: https://twitter.com/w4ldo/status/972874890767425536
Isabel Buckles has also written a set of SSDD problems. These involve a petrol gauge (gasoline for my American audience).

Image Source: https://twitter.com/missmaths26/status/972801072405385216
Ben Gordon shares several more SSDD problems that he created.

Image Source: https://twitter.com/mathsmrgordon/status/972611726544965632
I especially like these circle-based problems.

Image Source: https://twitter.com/mathsmrgordon/status/972750961226797056
Mark Kaercher shares an awesome teacher hack involving an old mouse pad.

Image Source: https://twitter.com/shskaercher/status/972927832501424128
If you're on the lookout for thought-provoking questions to ask your students, be sure to check out the Illustrative Math twitter account!

Image Source: https://twitter.com/IllustrateMath/status/972925253369315329
Image Source: https://twitter.com/IllustrateMath/status/971841788834131970
Preparing to celebrate Pi Day this week? Check out this awesome Pi-Day themed WODB from Zach Armstrong.

Image Source: https://twitter.com/aethirv/status/972888574780674049
Texas Math Teacher shares a fun twist on Tenzi (one of my favorite dice games ever!) that is perfect for Pi Day.

Image Source: https://twitter.com/wendytiedt/status/972610881753370624
Alexia DeLuca shares a fun variation on a breakout box by having her students complete missions to rescue her kidnapped cat!

Image Source: https://twitter.com/mathmrsdeluca/status/957044257839345667
I also love this fun, almost no-prep practice activity that Alexia shared for determining if three legs can form a triangle.

Image Source: https://twitter.com/mathmrsdeluca/status/967129263865548800
Calculus teachers! Check out this idea from Randi Munchanitis for visualizing volumes of revolution.

Image Source: https://twitter.com/Munchanitis1133/status/971798131443564544
Jackie Prestegard shares a yummy way to practice lewis structures.

Image Source: https://twitter.com/JPprestegard/status/971817231633002498
Lisa Richardson created a bunch of math-themed Double Letter Puzzles, and the results have been hilarious!

Image Source: https://twitter.com/CBHSRichMath/status/971811655922409473
You can find the mathy double letter puzzles that Lisa created on her blog!

Image Source: https://twitter.com/CBHSRichMath/status/971088146820751360
Will found an awesome alternate use for Plickers cards - finding area and perimeter!

Image Source: https://twitter.com/Mathopoly/status/971788009724145669
Allison Nelson offers up a tasty problem for calculating arc length.

Image Source: https://twitter.com/Missbergermath/status/829824532479373312
Rachael Gorsuch shares an inspiring lesson for finding the foci of a parabola.

Image Source: https://twitter.com/rachaelhgorsuch/status/971471012134096896
I ABSOLUTELY love this name the mistake game from Robyn Nicole. I can see myself creating at least one of these for every single unit!

Image Source: https://twitter.com/MathRobyn/status/971446359881478144
Shanna Meyer shares an arc length lesson involving a different but equally tasty food: M&M's.

Image Source: https://twitter.com/MeyerMathWO/status/971088498718642177
Preet Dhillon shares an interesting task for fractions. How would your students respond?

Image Source: https://twitter.com/Preet_sd36/status/970506139669446656
I love this question posed by the dailySTEM twitter account.

Image Source: https://twitter.com/dailystem/status/970845133896855552
Until next week, keep up the awesome sharing!

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