Math = Love: Monday Must Reads: Volume 39

## Monday, April 23, 2018

### Monday Must Reads: Volume 39

Happy Monday! The school year is winding down (at least at my school), and I am definitely excited about the upcoming summer. One of my favorite things to do during the summer is dream about what my classroom will be like the next year. It is my hope that you will find an idea to dream about doing either this year or next in this week's collection of Monday Must Reads!

Jocelle Skov shares an awesome multiplying monomials pyramid puzzle.

If you're teaching transformations, be sure to check out Lisa Richardson's awesome activity involving both dice and spinners! This looks so fun! Be sure to check out her blog post for more details.

Looking for some creative practice for order of operations? Check out the calendars that Beth Self has her students create!

Nickolas Corley inspires with an entire year's worth of Desmos projects in Algebra 1. These are so lovely!

Texas Math Teacher recommends a fun lesson involving skew dice (affiliate link). I didn't even know these were a thing, so I'm super excited by the idea!

Julia Anker shares an awesome test question that pits Desmos against TI.

Jonathan Lind makes the 3D distance formula come alive with a 3D coordinate plane made of straws.

Angela Manzo inspires with a fun, hands-on data collection activity involving origami frogs.

Tori Cox shares an awesomely beautiful card sort.

Solenne Abaziou created an awesome station in her classroom for early finishers. Each week, she puts up a new math game and a new tech activity for students to complete. How awesome is this?!?

I absolutely love this connecting representations task shared by Kaitlin. I feel like this would really et students thinking about what the different parts of an equation mean.

Mark Kaercher shares another use for that giant stack of paper plates that has been sitting in my cabinet ever since we made paper plate unit circles in trig a few years ago.

Hugo Sierra recommends introducing piecewise functions by having students graph their names.

Robert Kaplinsky shares a photo of some pizza prices that would spark some awesome conversations in math class.

I absolutely love that Mr. Derstein created a Surface Area Auction to give his students some fun, purposeful practice.

When I taught percent composition this year in chemistry, it was a little boring. If I ever teach it again, I will take a note from Michelle Vanhala and teach it using brown lunch bags full of candy!

Becci shares some photos of some awesome candy dilation projects.

Attention Calculus Teachers: How can you not love Dorothy Rich's idea of pretzel slope fields?
Amber Longhi shares some photos of some awesome geometry projects.