# Monday Must Reads: Volume 39

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Happy Monday! The school year is winding down (at least at my school), and I am definitely excited about the upcoming summer. One of my favorite things to do during the summer is dream about what my classroom will be like the next year. It is my hope that you will find an idea to dream about doing either this year or next in this week’s collection of Monday Must Reads!

## Multiplying Monomials Puzzle

Jocelle Skov shares an awesome multiplying monomials pyramid puzzle.

## Teaching Transformations with Dice and Spinners

If you’re teaching transformations, be sure to check out Lisa Richardson‘s awesome activity involving both dice and spinners! This looks so fun! Be sure to check out her blog post for more details.

## Order of Operations Calendar Project

Looking for some creative practice for order of operations? Check out the calendars that Beth Self has her students create!

## A Year of Algebra 1 Desmos Projects

Nickolas Corley inspires with an entire year’s worth of Desmos projects in Algebra 1. These are so lovely!

## Skew Dice

Texas Math Teacher recommends a fun lesson involving skew dice. I didn’t even know these were a thing, so I’m super excited by the idea!

## Desmos vs Texas Instruments

Julia Anker shares an awesome test question that pits Desmos against TI.

## DIY 3D Coordinate Plane

Jonathan Lind makes the 3D distance formula come alive with a 3D coordinate plane made of straws.

## Origami Frog Data Collection

Angela Manzo inspires with a fun, hands-on data collection activity involving origami frogs.

## Function and Situations Card Sort

Tori Cox shares an awesomely beautiful card sort.

## Early Finisher Station

Solenne Abaziou created an awesome station in her classroom for early finishers. Each week, she puts up a new math game and a new tech activity for students to complete. How awesome is this?!?

## Connecting Representations

I absolutely love this connecting representations task shared by Kaitlin. I feel like this would really et students thinking about what the different parts of an equation mean.

## Exploring Angles with Paper Plates

Mark Kaercher shares another use for that giant stack of paper plates that has been sitting in my cabinet ever since we made paper plate unit circles in trig a few years ago. You will also need pipe cleaners and a hole punch.

## Graphing Names with Piecewise Functions

Hugo Sierra recommends introducing piecewise functions by having students graph their names.

## Pizza Prompt

Robert Kaplinsky shares a photo of some pizza prices that would spark some awesome conversations in math class.

## Surface Area Auction

I absolutely love that Mr. Derstein created a Surface Area Auction to give his students some fun, purposeful practice.

## Percent Composition with Candy

When I taught percent composition this year in chemistry, it was a little boring. If I ever teach it again, I will take a note from Michelle Vanhala and teach it using brown lunch bags full of candy!

## Candy Dilation Projects

Becci shares some photos of some awesome candy dilation projects.

## Pretzel Slope Fields

Attention Calculus Teachers: How can you not love Dorothy Rich‘s idea of pretzel slope fields?

## Geometry Sculpture Project

Amber Longhi shares some photos of some awesome geometry projects.

## A Dollar and Four Quarters

Sara Van Der Werf’s recent post about a dollar and four quarters is a must-read.

## Student Transformations Artwork

Check out this awesome display of student work on transformations put together by Conchita Bebis!

Until next week, keep sharing your awesome ideas!