# Monday Must Reads: Volume 46

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It’s almost August. I report the 10th for New Hire Orientation. Where has this summer gone?!? To help get myself in back-to-school mode, I decided it was time to put together a new volume of Monday Must Reads. This blog series is an attempt to highlight the awesomeness of other math teachers around the world. Hopefully you find a useful idea or two!

## Population Density Activity

Eric Appleton shares an intriguing use of manipulatives for discussing population density.

## Human Unit Circle

This outdoor unit circle from Alex Fogelson looks like a lot of fun!

## Former Student Inspiration

I love how Jason Thurmond hung a soccer player under each dry erase board and the name of the college they later went to play for above each board. So inspiring!

## Quarter the Cross Card Sort

This Quarter the Cross card sort from Amie Albrecht looks awesome!

## Quarters Task

On the topic of quartering things, check out this task from White Rose Maths Secondary.

## Equivalent Expressions Task

Here’s another great task from White Rose Maths Secondary.

## Unit Circle Wall Decor

Julia Anker shares an inspiring picture of her classroom. I need to have my students make unit circles to decorate the walls!

## Life Size Coordinate Plane

I want to go and work at John Weed‘s school. Check out this life-size coordinate plane!

## Vectors with Cuisenaire Rods

David Butler shares a new use for cuisenaire rods: 3D vectors!

## Triangle Puzzle

Autism Plus Math offers up an interesting puzzle.

## Diamond Problems

Shaun Carter shares some resources for using diamond problems in your classroom.

## Stolen Cookies Regression Task

Michele Walter shares a great linear regression task involving stolen cookies. This looks like fun!

## March Madness Data Collection Activity

I also love this March Madness activity from Michele Walter!

## Finding Pi Activity

I love this finding pi activity from Annette Williams.

## Extreme Values Activity

The idea of acting out what happens to the mean/median/mode when extreme values are added is brilliant. Thanks to Reva Slone for the idea!

## Trig Bowties

Rebecca McKee inspires with trig bowties. Can you tell I’m teaching pre-calc next year and looking for ALL the ideas?

## Sticker Surveys

Cassie Reynolds has me wondering how I could use sticker surveys in my own classroom!

## Ecofriendly Estimation

Nicole Brooks shares a great idea for exploring surface area.

## Dorm Room Design Project

This dorm room scale factor challenge looks fun! Thanks to Jessica Pacheco for sharing!

## Piecewise Open Middle Puzzle

I love these open-middle and WODB problems for Pre-Calc from Tangentz.

## Inverse Function WODB

## Parent Function WODB

## How Many Possible Values?

I can see this structure from Gareth Metcalfe being really useful!

## History of Multiplication

Thanks to Jo Morgan, I now know a lot more about the history of multiplication. Very interesting stuff!

## Solving Logarithm Equations with Substitution

I’ve never quite seen this type of logarithm problem solved this way. Mind blown thanks to Patrick Beal.

## Calculympics

Kate Ross knows how to make AP Calc prep fun: Calculympics!

## Absolute Value WODB

Mary Williams shares a WODB for Absolute Value graphing. Love the idea of having students create their own!

## Triangle Open Middle Task

John Rowe shares a triangle based Open Middle Problem.

## Introducing Riemann Sums

Jossie Forman shares a brilliant introduction to Riemann sums.

## Course Map

I also love how Jossie posts all the units for the year on the wall and moves an arrow to show where they are in the course of the units.

## Pop Up Cube Net

This pop-up cube net from Miss McElderry is mind-blowing. Be sure to click through to watch the video!

## What was the Question?

Chris Lee shares an interesting prompt based on an ad. Given the working, what was the question?

Until next time, keep sharing those awesome ideas!