Math = Love: Monday Must Reads: Volume 38

## Monday, April 16, 2018

### Monday Must Reads: Volume 38

Some weeks, I can't wait to compile my Monday Must Reads post. Other times, like today, I realize that Monday is getting close to being over and I haven't even started sorting through my favorite tweets of the week. My school has four weeks and one day left of the semester, and I have to admit that I am ready for summer. It's really hard to make my mind think about the lessons that I need to teach this week because all my brain wants to think about is the changes I want to make for next year!

That's enough complaining. Let's move on to this week's must reads!

Ryan White shares an awesome set of bookmarks with a mnemonic device that walks students through checking their work.

Fran Capone inspires with her "celebration tree."

Taylor Grant shares some creative tweaks to my function auction activity in this blog post.

Alice Aspinall demonstrates how to combine paint and marbles to make parabolas!

Susanne F-Pegram gets students up and moving around while reviewing angles with a game of twister.

Bethany Tyndall demonstrates how you can make the entire school your classroom by taking a math walk!

Clarissa Grandi inspires, as always, with her beautiful origami!

Tiffany Ann Mosier shares one of the most fun-looking team-building tasks I have seen. Build a tower with only tape and balloons!

Check out this masterpiece by Suzanne von Oy!

Looking for an awesome task to review area/circumference of a circle? Mr Knowles has got you covered! Download it here from TES for free!

Todd Malarczuk poses an interesting estimation problem.

Allison E Lawrence shares an awesome idea involving dice in a plastic case. I've never seen dice used like this before!

Amy McNabb shares a brilliant use for \$5 in your classroom.

Blaire Conner gets students outside to practice systems of equations.

Chris Pierce brilliantly combines polar graphs and cryptology.

Check out these awesome laser-cut tesselations by Kathy Henderson's students!

Stacey Beacher not only has her students create their own representations of the real number system, but she also has students give other students feedback on their projects.

Stacey also shares an awesome hands-on activity for collecting data to create a scatter plot that involves jumping!

Kate Baker shares an awesome mini-golf lesson that gives students plenty of trig practice.

Kimberly Lentz builds a great geometry lesson that centers around a brown lunch bag.

Kristen Fouss brings spring into her classroom with a function flower garden.

Samantha Cruz shares an inspiring triangle-based math project.

Margaret Brown shows us how math teachers should decorate their doors.

Janice Novakowski encourages teachers to create their own WODB problems by providing them with wooden trays to set-up their problems.

I'm super impressed with this Venn diagram for sine vs cosine functions created by Ms. Fye's class.

Kristan Morales shares a brilliant project idea: have students create a 3D representation of a trig problem!

Carly Bowden takes advantage of a tiled wall to set up composite figures for students to find the area of. This is pure brilliance!

Lara Staker shares a great data collection activity involving reaction time.

Elissa Miller shares a new-to-me use of straws: graphing trig functions. This is so much better than using spaghetti!

Tori Cox created an awesome deck of war cards for comparing average rate of change.

Liz Mastalio shares an awesome lesson using my Guess My Rule cards.

How have I been teaching trig for so long without ever thinking of creating a giant unit circle in my classroom?!? Thanks to Ms. Holley for the inspiration!

Abigail Fulton introduced statistics in the yummiest of ways - a marshmallow catching contest!

Jackie Selevan makes me wish I lived closer to a volcano so we could estimate it's height using trig!

Interested in doing Quarter the Cross with your students? Check out these awesome templates from Kim Spek.

I absolutely love this exponent-themed comic unearthed by Jo Morgan. She always finds the best stuff!