Some weeks, I can’t wait to compile my Monday Must Reads post. Other times, like today, I realize that Monday is getting close to being over and I haven’t even started sorting through my favorite tweets of the week. My school has four weeks and one day left of the semester, and I have to admit that I am ready for summer. It’s really hard to make my mind think about the lessons that I need to teach this week because all my brain wants to think about is the changes I want to make for next year!
That’s enough complaining. Let’s move on to this week’s must reads!
Checking Your Work Mnemonic
Ryan White shares an awesome set of bookmarks with a mnemonic device that walks students through checking their work.
Celebration Tree Bulletin Board
Fran Capone inspires with her “celebration tree.”
Function Auction Tweaks
Alice Aspinall demonstrates how to combine paint and marbles to make parabolas!
Angle Twister Game
Susanne F-Pegram gets students up and moving around while reviewing angles with a game of twister.
Math Line Walk
Bethany Tyndall demonstrates how you can make the entire school your classroom by taking a math walk!
Clarissa Grandi inspires, as always, with her beautiful origami!
Tape and Balloon Tower
Tiffany Ann Mosier shares one of the most fun-looking team-building tasks I have seen. Build a tower with only tape and balloons!
Cut Out Fold Up Creation
Check out this masterpiece by Suzanne von Oy!
Area and Circumference of Circles Matching Activity
Which Number is the Biggest?
Todd Malarczuk poses an interesting estimation problem.
Matching a Sequence
Amy McNabb shares a brilliant use for $5 in your classroom.
Outdoor Systems of Equations
Blaire Conner gets students outside to practice systems of equations.
Chris Pierce brilliantly combines polar graphs and cryptology.
Laser Cut Tessellations
Check out these awesome laser-cut tessellations by Kathy Henderson‘s students!
Real Number System Projects
Stacey Beacher not only has her students create their own representations of the real number system, but she also has students give other students feedback on their projects.
Height vs Jump Height Data Collection
Stacey also shares an awesome hands-on activity for collecting data to create a scatter plot that involves jumping!
Mini Golf Trig Activity
Kate Baker shares an awesome mini-golf lesson that gives students plenty of trig practice.
Congruent Triangle Challenge
Kimberly Lentz builds a great geometry lesson that centers around a brown lunch bag.
Spring Function Flower Garden
Kristen Fouss brings spring into her classroom with a function flower garden.
Samantha Cruz shares an inspiring triangle-based math project.
Quadratic Door Decoration
Margaret Brown shows us how math teachers should decorate their doors.
Wooden Trays for WODB
Janice Novakowski encourages teachers to create their own WODB problems by providing them with wooden trays to set-up their problems.
Sine vs Cosine Venn Diagram
I’m super impressed with this Venn diagram for sine vs cosine functions created by Ms. Fye‘s class.
3D Trig Problem Projects
Kristan Morales shares a brilliant project idea: have students create a 3D representation of a trig problem!
Composite Figures on the Wall
Carly Bowden takes advantage of a tiled wall to set up composite figures for students to find the area of. This is pure brilliance!
Reaction Time Data Collection
Lara Staker shares a great data collection activity involving reaction time.
Graphing Trig Functions with Straws
Elissa Miller shares a new-to-me use of straws: graphing trig functions. This is so much better than using spaghetti!
Average Rate of Change War
Tori Cox created an awesome deck of war cards for comparing average rate of change.
Probability with Guess My Rule Cards
Giant Unit Circle
Marshmallow Catching Contest
Abigail Fulton introduced statistics in the yummiest of ways – a marshmallow catching contest!
Finding the Height of a Volcano
Jackie Selevan makes me wish I lived closer to a volcano so we could estimate it’s height using trig!
Quarter the Cross Templates
I absolutely love this exponent-themed comic unearthed by Jo Morgan. She always finds the best stuff!
100 Calorie Pack Mathematics
Debbie Hurtado brings a real-world problem into the classroom.
Orange Plastic Golf Balls?
Until next week, keep sharing your awesome ideas!