# Monday Must Reads: Volume 53

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I can’t believe it is already Monday once again. The weekends seem to be going by faster and faster lately. I have several blog posts in the works that I need to finish and share. Hopefully I will be able to knock a few out before the next Monday Must Reads rolls around. If you’re new to the blog, Monday Must Reads is my weekly-ish attempt at capturing the amazingness of other teachers (mostly math) on twitter.

## One Displaced Cube Puzzle

Mark Trushkowsky shares a fun twist on a classic puzzle.

## Geometry Art

I am so impressed by the geomARTry created by Anna Vance‘s students.

## Differences of Squares and Perfect Squares Sorting Activity

I’m also saving this sorting activity that Anna created for next year’s Algebra 2 class!

## System of Equations Bulletin Board

Lindsey Sharp‘s bulletin board could make a great introduction to systems of equations!

## Latin Lesson to Introduce Polynomials

Michelle Ervin introduces polynomials with a Latin 101 lesson. LOVE it!

## Prompts to Elicit Student Creativity

Jennifer Fairbanks shares some great prompts to elicit student creativity.

## One Grain of Rice Lesson

I love how Cassandra Valenti incorporates literature into her lesson on exponential growth and asks for student predictions before finishing the story.

## Alphabet Math Puzzle

Mary Bourassa shares a great puzzle from one of her textbooks.

## Sub Day Pop Quiz Approach

Kristen San Filippo inspires with this approach to a sub day pop quiz.

## Student Data Reflection

Looking to incorporate reflections on student data? Check out this idea from Valerie Muller.

## Math Joke

Miss Dulowski shares a new-to-me math joke. Here’s a link to the joke’s answer.

## Counting Triangles

Robbyn Glinsmann shares a great visual prompt for counting triangles.

## Mental Math Prompt

Fawn Nguyen shares a vintage mental math prompt.

## Trig Function Flashcards

James Robinson creates a brilliant twist on flash cards for trig functions. What is missing from each card?

## Function Characteristics Roller Coaster Projects

These roller coaster projects from Bridget Herrman look fun!

## Solving Equations 4 in a Row Activity

Mong Kon Mo shares a 4 in a row activity for solving basic equations.

## Right Triangle Play Doh Problems

Mrs Stromberger combines play doh and right triangles for a fun activity that gets students moving around the classroom and solving problems created by other students.

## Twix System of Equations Task

Another interesting task from Mrs. Stromberger involves a giant Twix and a system of equations.

## End of Year Passport Review

Kristen Clingenpeel shares a fun method for setting up a comprehensive end-of-year or end-of-semester review.

## Congruent Figures with Transparencies

I love how Elissa Miller uses transparencies to reinforce matching congruent figures.

## No Calculator Volume Task

Dan Walker shares a lovely little volume problem.

## O Factor Tree…

Mrs. Tangel shows how to use factor trees in a festive manner. Keep this in mind for next Christmas!

## Digits of Pi Watercolor Activity

Mary Platt shares a great water-color based pi day lesson.

## Jump Height Data Collection Activity

Kristina Clark shares a way to turn masking tape into a data collection activity for scatterplots.

## Substitution with Manipulatives

Need a way to make substituting values more concrete and less abstract? Check out this idea from Ms Blackshear.

## Geometric Compass Petting Zoo

Teaching geometric constructions? Check out this compass petting zoo idea from Mark Kaercher!

## Triangle Area Mazes

John Rowe shares some triangle based area puzzles inspired by Naoki Inaba.

## 3D Modeling Trig Problems

Kanchan Saxena shares the brilliant idea of physically modelling 3D trig problems.

## Congruence and Similarity with Marshmallows

John P lichaa shares a great idea of introducing congruence and similarity with marshmallows.

## Trig Roof Trusses Project

All I have to say about these trig projects created by John‘s students is Wow. Just Wow.

## Giant Banana Task

Katherin Cartwright shares a great problem based off of a giant banana landmark.

## 1 Through 6 Challenge

Emily Pratt shares a photo of Eddie Woo‘s 1 through 6 challenge. This sounds really fun!

## Simplifying Fractions with Prime Climb Cards

I also love this new use for Prime Climb in simplifying fractions shared by Emily!

## Measuring Students’ Prior Knowledge

Miss Aldridge shares a great way to measure student understanding before beginning a topic.

## Transformations Card Sort

LOVE this transformations card sort from Tara Maynard!

## Shape Views Project

Jocelle Skov shares a favo(u)rite lesson, and it’s a definite winner!

## Algebraic Perimeters Task

Helen Scott shares some great questions for working with algebraic perimeters!

## Calculus Area of a Body Project

Could your calculus students find the area of a traced body? Mrs. Tomalesky‘s can!

## Piecewise Functions Bulletin Board

Check out this awesome bulletin board from Maher Calculus. It’s all created with piecewise functions!

## Domino Puzzle

Jennifer Fairbanks shares a great domino based puzzler.

Until next time, keep sharing your awesome ideas and resources!