# Monday Must Reads: Volume 47

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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.

## Math Kangaroo Questions

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

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.

## Twitter Highlights

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.

## Mathematics Displays

Looking for classroom decoration ideas? Check out Jo Morgan‘s Maths Display Page.

## Rick DuFour Quote

I needed to see this quote shared by Courtney Cochran.

## Math Posters

Jessica shares some awesome new posters on her blog!

## Elevator Sign

Ashli shares an image that could spark some interesting conversations.

## Daisy Game

David Butler shares an interesting strategy game to play with students called the Daisy Game.

## Mathematical Table Numbers

Heather Paulson shares her awesome table numbers!

## A Mean Problem

I really like this problem from the UK Mathematics Trust.

## Maths wi Nae Borders Puzzles

I recently ran across the Maths wi nae Borders twitter account and found several lovely puzzles.

## Overlapping Shapes Puzzle

This task from Teejay Maths also caught my eye!

## Word Cloud Bulletin Board

Gemma Hoy shares a beautiful bulletin board!

## Donut WODB

Kristen Rudd offers up a yummy WODB problem.

## Math is Everywhere Display

Jill Church shares an awesome beginning of year project that doubles as a beautiful classroom display!

## Addition and Subtraction Puzzles

Zach Berkowitz shares some cool puzzles that might make an appearance in my classroom later this year!

## Math Clock

Samuel Down shares a photo of his awesome math clock.

## Pi Day Coloring Contest

I love Becky Roloff‘s idea of having a Pi Day Coloring Contest.

## Classroom Mailbox

Check out this mailbox in Amber Longhi‘s classroom!

## Displaying Desmos Creations

I love how Jennifer Fairbanks displays students’ desmos creations!

## Puzzle Crate

Julie Chamberlain‘s organization of her Puzzle Crate is inspiring! Find this puzzle and more to download on my puzzles page!

## Culture Building

Check out this great class culture building activity from Mandy Fernandes!

## Human Box Plots

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.

## Puzzle Bulletin Board

I LOVE this puzzle bulletin board from Mrs Tang!

## Desmos Sport Activity

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.

## Algebra Tiles WODB

I really like how Sam Rhodes combined WODB with Algebra Tiles!

## Black Box Activity for Beginning of School Year

Having taught science in the past, I love Lauren Stewart‘s idea of starting the year off with a black box activity.

## Anatomy Labeling Activity

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.

## Hexagon Display

I love how Ms. Sylvester used math to cover this window in her classroom. So beautiful!

## 3D Printed Polar Graphs

Jamie Back‘s recent blog post about 3D printing flowers from polar graphs has me wishing my school had a 3D printer!

## Locker Problem with Two Color Counters

Maya Maroun brings the classic locker problem to an entirely new level by using two color counters as manipulatives. Brilliant!

## Pirate Themed Classroom

Mr. Derstein inspires with a pirate themed classroom for what was surely a memorable learning experience!

## Wondering about Negatives and Exponents

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.

## Mirror Message

Check out this mirror and message from Cathy Yenca!

## An Equal Sign with Trump’s Hair

I couldn’t pass up sharing this funny #thingsteenagerssay moment from Mauren Ferger!

## 1 to 9 Puzzle with Painters Tape

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!

Until next week, keep up the awesome sharing!