# Monday Must Reads: Volume 49

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It’s the LAST Monday of the semester here, and let’s just say that I am ready for 3:30 on Wednesday to arrive so that I can officially be on Christmas Break. The husband has finished his finals already and is enjoying a much deserved break from grad school, so I am ready to join him in not having to set a morning alarm.

Seeing that it’s a Monday, I thought I would put together a new volume of Monday Must Reads to give you some ideas to either get through the last few days of the semester or ideas to kick off the new semester once you return. These are my favorite posts of late from Twitter.

Jim Doherty poses an interesting question regarding simplifying radicals. Some great food for thought! I’ve always made my students write 4Sqrt(5), but I have a better understanding of what Sqrt(80) would equal. Hmmm…

## Systems of Inequalities WODB

I absolutely love this systems-based WODB prompt from Tori Cox.

Check out this beautiful area task from Math with P. Nik.

## Snowman Puzzle

Mr Nik also shares a winter-themed puzzle.

## Polynomial Necklaces

Kelly Loschelder shares a great idea for multiplying polynomials involving polynomial necklaces. LOVE this idea!

## Voting Cards

Ms. Scott inspires with the simple but brilliant idea of giving students cards for voting on the answer to a problem. Why did I never think of this for function or not a function?!?

## Art and Architecture Project

Mrs Strole inspires with this project that combines art and architecture.

DCDSB shares a creative ChristMASS problem.

## Pancake Proofs

How adorable are these pancake proofs from Elizabeth Nixon?!?

## Algebra Battle

I love how Ms Kroeze presents compare and contrasting equations and inequalities as a battle!

## Christmas Marbleslides

Paul Jorgens shares a beautiful, Christmas-themed Desmos Marbleslides challenge.

## As the Tea Cools…

Love tea? Check out how Amy Herzog turned a cup of tea into a math lesson.

## Area Quilts

Hymie Holmes shares some beautiful area quilts that students created.

## Biology Christmas Trees

Clemens Science inspires with three beautiful Christmas trees full of biology-themed ornaments. Beautiful!

Jen Silverman shares a great picture to use as a proportional reasoning task.

Talesha Couillard shares a similar proportional reasoning task.

## Laminating Quarter the Cross Activity

Mark Kaercher adds the twist of cutting to the Quarter the Cross task. I could totally see myself laminating these and making them into Christmas ornaments!

## Snowflake WODB

I love this snowflake WODB task from NOMA math!

## Equations of Circles Bubble Wands

Jackie Bly shares the oh-so creative idea of having students use equations of circles and 3d printing to create custom designed bubble wands. This is the type of lesson that students would never ever forget!

## Christmas Trigonometry

I absolutely love this photo that Hedge shared of some Christmas trig artwork that she spotted in a school she was at.

## Student Achievement Bulletin Board

Check out how Brittany Ryan celebrates student achievement in her classroom. I love the emphasis on both success on the current test and improvement over the previous test.

## Problem of the Week Display

I love how Tony Lipscomb displays his problem of the week. I also like how there are multiple levels available to differentiate for all students.

## Pythagorean Theorem Mini Golf

Melissa Arsen makes the pythagorean theorem come to life by engaging students with mini golf.

## Birds and Centroids

Lauren shares a fun fact about balancing birds and triangle centroids.

## Table Height System of Equations

Emily Parker shares a great image to motivate systems of equations.

## Elevator Pitches

Torri Martin shares a great business card/elevator pitch idea that could be applied to so many different concepts in math and non-math classes alike. I love how this activity really brought out student creativity!

## Funny Math Pick Up Lines

Martha Mulligan shares some funny math pick up lines that her students came up with.

## Temperature Data Project

This temperature functions project from Cassandra Valenti looks interesting!

## Mathematical Christmas Presents

Phil Smith impresses with his math-y Christmas gifts.

## Exponents WODB

Ethan Weker shares a WODB for exponents.

## Math Vocab Bulletin Board

I love how this bulletin board from Elizabeth Streat embraces math vocab while recognizing all of the languages spoken by students. How cool would this be to study and examine for patterns throughout the year?!?

This exponent task from Jo Morgan is beautiful!

## 3D Printed Vases

Jamie Back shares some awesome 3d printed vases designed by her Pre-Calc students.

## Math Joke

Hannah shares a new-to-me math joke.

## Fractions Logic Puzzle

Sam Hilkey shares a new logic puzzle involving fractions.

## Collecting Real World Data to Analyze

Courtney Clark uses her growing infant to provide her students with some real-world data to analyze.

## Polar Artwork

Tammy Howell Ramirez shows off some great polar artwork created by her students.

Until next time, keep sharing your awesome ideas!