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.

I love Emily Ann McDonald's use of stickers for giving students a voice in the classroom.

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!

Edmund Harriss shares an awesome photo of his latest mathematical creation.

White Rose Maths Secondary shares a creative task for linear sequences.

Here's another task that cleverly combines evaluating expressions and measures of central tendency.

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.

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.

Miss Pellicciotti shares an awesome quadratics lesson involving launching marshmallows from catapults built from toothpicks, rubberbands, and a spoon.

Julie Arakelian inspires with a very creative SHAPE PARTY. How awesome is this?!?

Check out these gorgeous knots created by Haggis using French knitting!

Want to spark a fraction debate? Check out this question from John Bibby.

Michael Jacobs shares an interesting geometry question.

Are your students struggling to visualize the pythagorean theorem in 3D? Luke Janicke recommends pulling out the tissues.

Luke also shares an awesome prime based Christmas puzzle. Christmas in July is totally a thing right?!?

Another awesome idea from Luke: have students guess the center of rotation using sticky notes with dots on them.

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!

Are you sharing student work on twitter? Check out this idea from Brooklands Maths Department!

Miss Palastrand bravely displays the ways she is taking a risk in her classroom outside her door. Imagine if we all did this!

Newman Maths shares a great visual of scaffolding in relation to the box method.

I love that Jean Sequeira doesn't let students stop at just finding one solution to 24 Game (affiliate link).

Windsor MathJam wants to know if you can count the quarters in this picture.

Russell Helmstedter shares a project that takes Visual Patterns to the next level.

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!

How awesome are these moebius graduation stoles made by Dr. Brandy Wiegers?!?

Heidi Allum shares a great way to engage students with the Prime Climb (affiliate link) chart.

I LOVE when teachers share their favorite problems. Check out this one from Regina Barrett.

I will definitely be taking a page from Ryan Bowman's playbook and engaging my pre-calc students with Arm Angles.

John Rowe is back with another awesome Open Middle problem.

I love how Aline Begue-Creze turns a matching activity into a self-checking activity.

Craig Tilstone shares an awesome interactive activity for practicing percentages.

John Chase features a school appropriate joke of the day submitted by students. Love that they have to lift the flap for the answer!

Check out this class-wide Guess Who Game in John Chase's classroom.

John also shares one of his favorite problems.

Check out the before and after photos of Stephanie's 2018 Sine Wave Sculpture!

Kerrie Inniss takes WODB (Which One Doesn't Belong) outside to the playground for a fun twist on the standard activity!

Mr. Gray shows some great examples of paper plates illustrating circle vocabulary.

Jennifer Abel shares letters received from companies as part of an awesome looking AP Stats project.

Another awesome project idea courtesy of Jennifer Abel - have students make a calendar of math facts for the math department!

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.

Heather Ogle shares some puzzles that would be perfect for my puzzle table next year!

Check out these giant candy boxes from the classroom of Liz Caffrey.

LOVE this teacher-move from Chrissy Newell. Students are given the option each day regarding whether they want feedback or "not today."

Kristine Woodford issues students a challenge that demonstrates a real-world application of math.

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!

Julie Jee shares a creative gift idea for those that teach seniors!

Check out these gorgeous photos of Becky's classroom. I absolutely love the giant clock on the wall!

Kelly Deiss shares a crafty way to help students visualize reflections.

Here's some more crafty awesomeness from Kelly Deiss.

Teaching geometry? Check out this idea from Kelly for visualizing points/lines/planes using common, everyday materials.

I like how Suzanne Culbreth encourages using multiple methods to solve problems.

Laura Wheeler shares a great poster find that helps make the invisible visible.

Jaclyn Lea Tant brings her pythagorean theorem lesson to life with a costume.

I love how AttucksAllstars are tackling giant area model problems on the floor.

Ms. Russell shares a great visual for 3D graphing.

I definitely recommend clicking-through to watch this video of Ms. Russell's math class discovering cyclic relationships.

Jeremy Hughes shares an interesting method for drawing ellipses.