Math = Love: Monday Must Reads: Volume 47

Monday, September 3, 2018

Monday Must Reads: Volume 47

Full Disclosure: I started this post over a week ago with the hopes of posting it for LAST Monday's Must Reads. When I didn't finish it on Sunday or Monday, I started to think I would post it on Tuesday as a one-day-late version of Monday Must Reads. Now, here we are, an entire week later on another Monday. I think every year I forget just how crazy the beginning of the year is. Plus, this year is extra crazy with teaching at a new school and having new preps!

I hope that you can find some inspiration in these share-worthy tweets from the past few weeks.



Heather Moore shares a link to the US Math Kangaroo website where you can find all sorts of awesome math problems for your classroom!

Image Source: https://twitter.com/MonkeyflowrMath/status/1033892476111581184
 From just a quick glance, I know I need to spend some quality time here looking for problems to use with my students! Here are a few of the 2018 sample questions that caught my eye.

Image Copyright Math Kangaroo Source: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1vmMkZg6OsyQDIyf0_W1TYX3Qs6mnnU9If_8TLmiP2M0/edit
Image Copyright Math Kangaroo Source: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1vmMkZg6OsyQDIyf0_W1TYX3Qs6mnnU9If_8TLmiP2M0/edit
Can't get enough of Monday Must Reads? Sam Shah is compiling his own posts with his favorite twitter posts and ideas. I love reading his commentary and being reminded of ideas that I've seen and since forgotten. Plus, I get a chance to see tweets from people I don't follow YET.

Image Source: https://twitter.com/samjshah2/status/1033423184798859266
Looking for classroom decoration ideas? Check out Jo Morgan's Maths Display Page.

Image Source: https://twitter.com/mathsjem/status/1033699196635951104
I needed to see this quote shared by Courtney Cochran.

Image Source: https://twitter.com/2017ArkansasTOY/status/1011015698074742785
Jessica shares some awesome new posters on her blog!

Image Source: https://algebrainiac.wordpress.com/2018/08/16/posters-2018/
Ashli shares an image that could spark some interesting conversations.

Image Source: https://twitter.com/Mythagon/status/1033552711424200704
David Butler shares an interesting strategy game to play with students called the Daisy Game.

Image Source: https://twitter.com/DavidKButlerUoA/status/1033485933977325568
Heather Paulson shares her awesome table numbers!

Image Source: https://twitter.com/Heather37727075/status/1033142792778928133
I really like this problem from the UK Mathematics Trust.

Image Source: https://twitter.com/UKMathsTrust/status/1023183791559467008
I recently ran across the Maths wi nae Borders twitter account and found several lovely puzzles.

Image Source: https://twitter.com/MathsWNBorders/status/954633592646328320
Image Source: https://twitter.com/MathsWNBorders/status/954633601706004480
Image Source: https://twitter.com/MathsWNBorders/status/954633628037910528
This task from Teejay Maths also caught my eye!

Image Source: https://twitter.com/Teejay_Maths/status/1018782463500398592
Gemma Hoy shares a beautiful bulletin board!

Image Source: https://twitter.com/Gemhoy/status/611873787127144448
Kristen Rudd offers up a yummy WODB problem.

Image Source: https://twitter.com/kristenrudd/status/1033005936842035200
Jill Church shares an awesome beginning of year project that doubles as a beautiful classroom display!

Image Source: https://twitter.com/jillchurch74/status/1033128136840499200
Zach Berkowitz shares some cool puzzles that might make an appearance in my classroom later this year!

Image Source: https://twitter.com/MrB_DoesMath/status/1033125572367527937
Samuel Down shares a photo of his awesome math clock.

Image Source: https://twitter.com/SDown4/status/433266204657328128
I love Becky Roloff's idea of having a Pi Day Coloring Contest.

Image Source: https://twitter.com/mrsroloff/status/974032069776101378
Check out this mailbox in Amber Longhi's classroom!

Image Source: https://twitter.com/Amber_Longhi/status/1032957517788270593
I love how Jennifer Fairbanks displays students' desmos creations!

Image Source: https://twitter.com/HHSmath/status/1032653701134069760
Julie Chamberlain's organization of her Puzzle Crate is inspiring! Find this puzzle and more to download on my puzzles page!

Image Source: https://twitter.com/j_chamberlain_/status/1033060648954077185
Check out this great class culture building activity from Mandy Fernandes!

Image Source: https://twitter.com/mandevillemom/status/1030147281993879553
I've seen the idea of human box plots floating around on twitter for awhile. But, I really like the look of this one from Melissa Pool.

Image Source: https://twitter.com/melissarpool/status/988533513413509120
I LOVE this puzzle bulletin board from Mrs Tang!

Image Source: https://twitter.com/tangmath/status/1032701598143864833
Paul Jorgens' use of Desmos is always inspiring. I love this process of having students draw a graph that represents a story about a sport and then having other students determine what story the graph is telling.

Image Source: https://twitter.com/pejorgens/status/1032419355865231361
I really like how Sam Rhodes combined WODB with Algebra Tiles!

Image Source: https://twitter.com/srrhod/status/1031602837778837504
Having taught science in the past, I love Lauren Stewart's idea of starting the year off with a black box activity.

Image Source: https://twitter.com/StewartSci/status/1032337191224135680
Another awesome idea from another awesome science teacher: Kate McNabb! Students first constructed outlines of their bodies on the wall. Then, they were given anatomical elements to locate and label.

Image Source: https://twitter.com/k8mcnabb/status/1032384614466183168
I love how Ms. Sylvester used math to cover this window in her classroom. So beautiful!

Image Source: https://twitter.com/MsSylvesterMath/status/1032070552922607621
Jamie Back's recent blog post about 3D printing flowers from polar graphs has me wishing my school had a 3D printer!

Image Source: https://makinginmath.wordpress.com/2018/08/20/making-3d-printed-flowers-from-polar-graphs/
Maya Maroun brings the classic locker problem to an entirely new level by using two color counters as manipulatives. Brilliant!

Image Source: https://twitter.com/missmaroun/status/1031712229194756097
Mr. Derstein inspires with a pirate themed classroom for what was surely a memorable learning experience!

Image Source: https://twitter.com/MrDerstein/status/1032000496737943552
Negatives and exponents. I can hear you groaning just thinking about teaching this tricky topic AGAIN. Check out this notice and wonder activity from Stephanie Ling to get students thinking like mathematicians instead of just memorizing rules.

Image Source: https://twitter.com/ling_stephanie/status/1032029862628737025
Check out this mirror and message from Cathy Yenca!

Image Source: https://twitter.com/mathycathy/status/1031748994433798144
I couldn't pass up sharing this funny #thingsteenagerssay moment from Mauren Ferger!

Image Source: https://twitter.com/Ferger314/status/1031685552712638466
Julia Robbins inspires with a bit of painter's tape and some magnetic numbers that create an awesome 1 to 9 puzzle for students to solve!

Image Source: https://twitter.com/julialufcy/status/1031661708933308416
 Until next week, keep up the awesome sharing!

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