Math = Love: Monday Must Reads: Volume 30

Monday, February 12, 2018

Monday Must Reads: Volume 30

Happy Monday! I hope you had a great weekend. My weekend wasn't super exciting, but I was able to knock quite a few things off my to-do list. I submitted a proposal for the Oklahoma Council of Teachers of Mathematics Summer Conference. I haven't presented at a conference in several years, so I'm excited about the opportunity! I'm also excited to share this week's volume of Monday Must Reads. This is a regular series where I share great ideas I have ran across recently on twitter and in the blogs I subscribe to.



Mr. Knowles has been doing some awesome work with creating rich tasks that address sequences.

Image Source: https://twitter.com/SK18Maths/status/962750047141224450
Image Source: https://twitter.com/SK18Maths/status/961675586811949056
I've used several of Andy Lutwyche's awesome spider-style activities in my classroom over the past few years. I was excited to see that he has shared a new spider activity for venn diagrams! You can download Andy's files on TES.
Image Source: https://twitter.com/andylutwyche/status/962451079337332736
Jennifer Williams shares an intriguing idea for how to get students reflecting on their learning after receiving their graded tests back. I gave up chapter/unit tests for only individual SBG skill quizzes several years ago, but this post has me thinking about possibilities for next year!

Image Source: https://twitter.com/jlwilliams314/status/962123092242952192
Preparing to celebrate the 100th Day of School? Jennifer shares a creative idea for celebrating that involves having students create 100 problems for their classmates to solve.

Image Source: https://twitter.com/jlwilliams314/status/962372495482466305
 I love this display from TIBHS that features famous mathematicians from around the world.

Image Source: https://twitter.com/tauheedulboys/status/941621589950464005
Here's another display that caught my eye on Twitter from Park Junior School. I would like to extend this project to give students a task to draw Christmas ornaments based on the circumference, area, radius, or diameter. 

Image Source: https://twitter.com/ParkJun_Well/status/943063383959535616
Ms. Johnston shares some awesome geometric valentines her students created last year.

Image Source: https://twitter.com/msjohnston_math/status/831501256741027840
Another great idea from Ms. Johnston: Have students use dice to model how many boxes of cereal one would have to buy to collect all 6 prizes.

Image Source: https://twitter.com/msjohnston_math/status/923967926813814784
Coach Lombo shares a fun way to celebrate e Day.

Image Source: https://twitter.com/lombocrimson/status/961243081491304448
Amy McNabb took a different but equally appropriate approach to celebrating e Day with foods that begin with e.

Image Source: https://twitter.com/amcnabb3/status/962058879940018178
Now that e Day is over, it's time to start prepping for Pi Day. Here's a Pi Day Sudoku Puzzle shared by Cliff Pickover.

Image Source: https://twitter.com/pickover/status/960140486181900288
Denis Sheeran shares another idea for celebrating Pi Day that involves a circle drawing contest.  Check out all the details here.

Looking for some interesting data to use with your students? I highly recommend checking out the NBA Math Twitter Account.

Image Source: https://twitter.com/NBA_Math/status/962001898998874113
Tveen Jatabachian shares a great idea for using painters tape on desks to practice measuring angles. I love the idea of having students rotate through stations around the classroom.

Image Source: https://twitter.com/9missj/status/962094728895320064
Looking to promote student creativity and decorate the walls of your classroom a bit more? Gateways Classics suggests creating a "Graffiti Wall."

Image Source: https://twitter.com/GwaysClassics/status/962032435662696448
Looking to improve group conversations and discussions in your classroom? Check out this idea of mapping conversations from Nicole Bolduc.

Image Source: https://twitter.com/nicolejbolduc/status/962074770736144384
I love this example of real-world experimental probability from Anne Wagenaar.

Image Source: https://twitter.com/annewags3_14/status/961255657251975173
Paul Jorgens combines several awesome things into one: factoring polynomials, open middle problem structure, and Desmos.

Image Source: https://twitter.com/pejorgens/status/962083546792828928
Paul shares another factoring puzzle with a missing coefficient.

Image Source: https://twitter.com/pejorgens/status/961351728028205057
I love how the Olympics brings out creativity in so many different classrooms. I especially love the idea of Olympic Sock Speed Skating from Lisa Rode!

Image Source: https://twitter.com/roderunners/status/962096708904783873
Mrs. Jane Pontes has also got in the Olympic spirit by having her 7th graders host a Barbie Math Olympics.

Image Source: https://twitter.com/MrsMathyPontes/status/961314959698415616
L Hamiter poses an interesting question. What do these three equations have in common?

Image Source: https://twitter.com/lhamiter/status/936788436970696705
If geometry is more your thing, check out this awesome area puzzle from L Hamiter!

Image Source: https://twitter.com/lhamiter/status/948976707809284097
Susan Pienta is making me want to go back and redo my entire unit on scatter plots just so I can include this activity.

Image Source: https://twitter.com/MsPienta/status/962123054003474433
Amanda Schweissguth shares some awesome student work. I love that students had to color-code their artwork by angle type.

Image Source: https://twitter.com/Scoothie_Math/status/961792558895689730
It's no secret that I love dry erase templates. So, I was super excited when I saw Lin W created a dry erase template for naming ionic compounds in chemistry.

Image Source: https://twitter.com/chem_lin/status/961813624510586880
Want to use up some of your students' energy and collect some real-world data for rate of change at the same time? Check out this idea from Sarah Clooney.

Image Source: https://twitter.com/clooneymath/status/936243510575067137
Also from Sarah Clooney: An awesome activity for systems of equations involving riddles and cups of coins.

Image Source: https://twitter.com/clooneymath/status/953651993737945089
Professor Smudge shares an equation-solving task that has students apply what they know from one equation to another.

Image Source: https://twitter.com/ProfSmudge/status/960410842322866176
Eric Zuercher has produced a function machine that tells me I need to up my function machine game!

Image Source: https://twitter.com/ez_ryder27/status/641073759990865920
Taylor Grant shares what is, in my opinion, the most creative Which One Doesn't Belong? puzzle ever.

Image Source: https://twitter.com/teachbarefoot/status/961420325014646785
Mr. Zummo offers a great idea for teaching trend lines when creating scatter plots. I never would have thought of using string as the line of best fit!

Image Source: https://twitter.com/MrZummo7/status/829375802802319360
Elissa Miller shares a great idea for using patty paper in geometry.

Image Source: https://twitter.com/misscalcul8
Have some deer antlers around? They make the perfect manipulative for practicing adding fractions. This creative idea comes from Kelsey Brown.

Image Source: https://twitter.com/K_Brown_56/status/939297259354804225
Lisa Broadbent shares an idea for getting students up and moving around the classroom while translating between words and equations.

Image Source: https://twitter.com/lisa_lbroadbent/status/951230993519783939
Lori Breyfogle shares a great question to pose to your students. My students the other day had no problem when we arrived at 5 = 13 as the answer to a question, so I'm curious how my own students (in high school) would respond.

Image Source: https://twitter.com/MissMath_Teach/status/960880343921373184
Ann Arden retweets a copy of a movie poster where the math is ALL wrong. How would your students interpret this solution mathematically?

Image Source: https://twitter.com/annarden/status/961056164057309184
David Sladkey shares a fun-looking puzzle.

Image Source: https://twitter.com/dsladkey/status/887680059548598272
David also shares an interesting post about his "Eraser Ban."

Image Source: https://twitter.com/dsladkey/status/907291221881753600
David also shares a fun, fall-themed puzzle. You could easily change the theme to this puzzle for use any time of year, though.

Image Source: https://twitter.com/dsladkey/status/915667796851347456
How would your students fare with this estimation challenge that is also from David Sladkey?

Image Source: https://twitter.com/dsladkey/status/953368637859082241
Rachael WS suggests giving your students this puzzle to make them think outside the box.

Image Source: https://twitter.com/WsRachael/status/961001248269873152
I'm super-inspired by this find the error task from Jae Ess. I need to do more error analysis with my students!

Image Source: https://twitter.com/jaegetsreal/status/960990935197868033
Until next week, keep up the awesome idea sharing!

1 comment:

  1. I have a Learning Celebration after every test. We review questiosn, reflect and revise for half the class period. The other half is board games that involve math, strategy or logic. Tsuro is their favorite. My first celebration I had balloons, streamers and brought in treats.

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