Math = Love: Monday Must Reads: Volume 45

Monday, July 2, 2018

Monday Must Reads: Volume 45

I can't believe that it is already July! Summer is going to be over before we know it. It's been over a month since the last volume of Monday Must Reads, so I decided it was time to put together Volume 45. I hope you enjoy this peek into what I found interesting on twitter over the past month or so.



James Pearce shares a lovely scientific notation puzzle from MathsPad.

Image Source: https://twitter.com/MathsPadJames/status/1013856531350216705
 I love Emily Ann McDonald's use of stickers for giving students a voice in the classroom.

Image Source: https://twitter.com/Emily_Ann_McD/status/989976972737605635
Clarissa Grandi inspires, as always, with her latest mathematical art. Check out her lovely blog to learn more about this tetrahedron wall art!

Image Source: https://twitter.com/c0mplexnumber/status/1011361642062450689
I was super excited to see that Grabarchuk Puzzles has released a new free website: 1 Puzzle A Day. I definitely recommend checking it out!

Image Source: https://twitter.com/Grabarchuk/status/1013145590870392832
Edmund Harriss shares an awesome photo of his latest mathematical creation.

Image Source: https://twitter.com/Gelada/status/1012346714844475392
White Rose Maths Secondary shares a creative task for linear sequences.

Image Source: https://twitter.com/WRMathsSec/status/1012612187406458881
Here's another task that cleverly combines evaluating expressions and measures of central tendency.

Image Source: https://twitter.com/WRMathsSec/status/1012683111421890560
I'm always on the look-out for great always/sometimes/never questions. So I was excited to come across this list shared by Angel Zickefoose.

Image Source: https://twitter.com/angelzickefoose/status/895703824626614272
Madi Roberts shares a creative review task involving clothespins.

Image Source: https://twitter.com/MrsRobertsACHS/status/1011772948452081666
I realize this is an old post from Trever Reeh, but I'm excited to use this task when I teach logarithms in Algebra 2 this year.

Image Source: https://twitter.com/treverreeh/status/625082020998291456
Miss Pellicciotti shares an awesome quadratics lesson involving launching marshmallows from catapults built from toothpicks, rubberbands, and a spoon.

Image Source: https://twitter.com/ms_pellicciotti/status/1006927102824902657
I love this prime factorization task from Academic Coaches. Excellent use of teacher-made manipulatives!

Image Source: https://twitter.com/acplantsbrook/status/997513931424968705
Julie Arakelian inspires with a very creative SHAPE PARTY. How awesome is this?!?

Image Source: https://twitter.com/ms_arakelian/status/984081873423994881
Check out these gorgeous knots created by Haggis using French knitting!

Image Source: https://twitter.com/haggismaths/status/906287535218802688
Want to spark a fraction debate? Check out this question from John Bibby.

Image Source: https://twitter.com/aa42john/status/539078224446513152
Michael Jacobs shares an interesting geometry question.

Image Source: https://twitter.com/msbjacobs/status/590543064034324483
Are your students struggling to visualize the pythagorean theorem in 3D? Luke Janicke recommends pulling out the tissues.

Image Source: https://twitter.com/lukejanicke/status/935687400541503488
Luke also shares an awesome prime based Christmas puzzle. Christmas in July is totally a thing right?!?

Image Source: https://twitter.com/lukejanicke/status/943131305184653313
Another awesome idea from Luke: have students guess the center of rotation using sticky notes with dots on them.

Image Source: https://twitter.com/lukejanicke/status/962299179774107650
I am looking forward to using this geogebra file from Luke next time I introduce the concept of correlation coefficients. If you can't tell by now, I think Luke's twitter account is a must-follow for math teachers!

Image Source: https://twitter.com/lukejanicke/status/991638744590532608
Image Source: https://twitter.com/lukejanicke/status/991947674961166336
Are you sharing student work on twitter? Check out this idea from Brooklands Maths Department!

Image Source: https://twitter.com/MathsBrooklands/status/992014675998060545
Miss Palastrand bravely displays the ways she is taking a risk in her classroom outside her door. Imagine if we all did this!

Image Source: https://twitter.com/NewmanRCMaths/status/862243887007633409
Newman Maths shares a great visual of scaffolding in relation to the box method.

Image Source: https://twitter.com/newmanmaths/status/951490940056866820
I love that Jean Sequeira doesn't let students stop at just finding one solution to 24 Game (affiliate link).

Image Source: https://twitter.com/JeanSeq/status/911242559007154176
Windsor MathJam wants to know if you can count the quarters in this picture.

Image Source: https://twitter.com/WindsorMathJam/status/924430015374200833
Russell Helmstedter shares a project that takes Visual Patterns to the next level.

Image Source: https://twitter.com/RHelmstedter/status/1009238908339511296
Dr. Brandy Wiegers shares a helpful tip for those wanting to build geometric shapes with toothpicks in their classrooms. I never would of thought of trying garbanzo beans!

Image Source: https://twitter.com/DrBrandyMath/status/977619751508701184
How awesome are these moebius graduation stoles made by Dr. Brandy Wiegers?!?

Image Source: https://twitter.com/DrBrandyMath/status/1004768195717132288
Heidi Allum shares a great way to engage students with the Prime Climb (affiliate link) chart.

Image Source: https://twitter.com/heidi_allum/status/1008740752904470529
I LOVE when teachers share their favorite problems. Check out this one from Regina Barrett.

Image Source: https://twitter.com/Ms_MathQueen/status/1009100849069649920
I will definitely be taking a page from Ryan Bowman's playbook and engaging my pre-calc students with Arm Angles.

Image Source: https://twitter.com/ryankbowman/status/500013585335336960
John Rowe is back with another awesome Open Middle problem.

Image Source: https://twitter.com/MrJohnRowe/status/1007213837584482304
I love how Aline Begue-Creze turns a matching activity into a self-checking activity.

Image Source: https://twitter.com/BegueAline/status/1007926562157670400
Craig Tilstone shares an awesome interactive activity for practicing percentages.

Image Source: https://twitter.com/craigtilstone/status/994954427130941441
John Chase features a school appropriate joke of the day submitted by students. Love that they have to lift the flap for the answer!

Image Source: https://twitter.com/mrchasemath/status/636996024767279104
Image Source: https://twitter.com/mrchasemath/status/606823079386431488
Check out this class-wide Guess Who Game in John Chase's classroom.

Image Source: https://twitter.com/mrchasemath/status/641699142633410562
John also shares one of his favorite problems.

Image Source: https://twitter.com/mrchasemath/status/778382486493691904
Check out the before and after photos of Stephanie's 2018 Sine Wave Sculpture!

Image Source: https://twitter.com/mrswoldum/status/1007326965634863106
Kerrie Inniss takes WODB (Which One Doesn't Belong) outside to the playground for a fun twist on the standard activity!

Image Source: https://twitter.com/Gem_Kerrie/status/1005149530134908928
Mr. Gray shows some great examples of paper plates illustrating circle vocabulary.

Image Source: https://twitter.com/BucksburnMaths/status/1004732726040322051
Jennifer Abel shares letters received from companies as part of an awesome looking AP Stats project.

Image Source: https://twitter.com/abel_jennifer/status/1004712927302242304
Image Source: https://twitter.com/abel_jennifer/status/1004713100287856640
Another awesome project idea courtesy of Jennifer Abel - have students make a calendar of math facts for the math department!

Image Source: https://twitter.com/abel_jennifer/status/1002724186710855680
Samantha Falkner shares an awesome Algebra 2 project where students designed their own themeparks. Check out more of her students' work here. And, here's the link to the Desmos activity.

Image Source: https://twitter.com/SFalknerPLN/status/1002713761659179008
Heather Ogle shares some puzzles that would be perfect for my puzzle table next year!

Image Source: https://twitter.com/heatheroglesmsd/status/1004487737494376448
Check out these giant candy boxes from the classroom of Liz Caffrey.

Image Source: https://twitter.com/AsymptoticLiz/status/1004037427785338886
LOVE this teacher-move from Chrissy Newell. Students are given the option each day regarding whether they want feedback or "not today."

Image Source: https://twitter.com/MrsNewell22/status/1004111823988092928
Kristine Woodford issues students a challenge that demonstrates a real-world application of math.

Image Source: https://twitter.com/MathWithWoody/status/1004112600148217856
Mark Kaercher shares a great geogebra activity he created for rotating plane figures around an axis. This would have been so awesome when I was studying calculus in high school!

Image Source: https://twitter.com/shskaercher/status/1003981541263990785
Julie Jee shares a creative gift idea for those that teach seniors!

Image Source: https://twitter.com/mrsjjee/status/1003430251937128449
Check out these gorgeous photos of Becky's classroom. I absolutely love the giant clock on the wall!

Image Source: https://twitter.com/BeckyNewmanTTC/status/1003385468111802369
Kelly Deiss shares a crafty way to help students visualize reflections.

Image Source: https://twitter.com/kjdeiss/status/851501845503717376
Here's some more crafty awesomeness from Kelly Deiss.

Image Source: https://twitter.com/kjdeiss/status/867740050435526658
Teaching geometry? Check out this idea from Kelly for visualizing points/lines/planes using common, everyday materials.

Image Source: https://twitter.com/kjdeiss/status/895238328777400320
I like how Suzanne Culbreth encourages using multiple methods to solve problems.

Image Source: https://twitter.com/sculbreth/status/758752923543273473
Laura Wheeler shares a great poster find that helps make the invisible visible.

Image Source: https://twitter.com/wheeler_laura/status/885165773332918274
Jaclyn Lea Tant brings her pythagorean theorem lesson to life with a costume.

Image Source: https://twitter.com/JaclynLeaTant/status/971526871337852929
I love how AttucksAllstars are tackling giant area model problems on the floor.

Image Source: https://twitter.com/deneiab/status/928671354400006144
Ms. Russell shares a great visual for 3D graphing.

Image Source: https://twitter.com/MsRussellsMath/status/824681328398495744
I definitely recommend clicking-through to watch this video of Ms. Russell's math class discovering cyclic relationships.

Image Source: https://twitter.com/MsRussellsMath/status/831242309127831554
Image Source: https://twitter.com/MsRussellsMath/status/968201491642310657
Jeremy Hughes shares an interesting method for drawing ellipses.

Image Source: https://twitter.com/JeremyInSTEM/status/1002154139118329858
This "Wrong Wendsday" activity from Liz Mastalio is just mean.

Image Source: https://twitter.com/MissMastalio/status/1001890867869872128
Let's close out this volume of Monday Must Reads with an interesting question from Alice Aspinall.

Image Source: https://twitter.com/aliceaspinall/status/1001173737427914752
Keep sharing your awesome ideas! They might just be featured in the next volume of Monday Must Reads!

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