# Monday Must Reads: Volume 57

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This summer, I’ve been doing lots of thinking about how I want to structure my 3 Algebra 2 and 3 Pre-Calculus classes for next year. One way I’ve been doing this is reading through my previous volumes of Monday Must Reads and looking for which ideas match my courses I will be teaching and look like something worth implementing. Seeing how useful I have found these previous compiled volumes of Monday Must Reads has encouraged me to put together another volume as I continue to think about what I want my classroom to look like this coming year.

Hopefully you can find some ideas for your own classroom in this post!

## End of Year Geometry Project

Ginger Richey shares a great culminating project that combines synthesizing the year’s learning with a fun arts and crafts project.

## Polynomials in Real Life

Check out these awesome hands-on projects shared by the SBA Mathematics Department.

## Constructing Radians

## Faces, Edges, and Vertices with Triangles

Stephanie Worthington inspires with her giant triangle based lessons.

## Radian and Degree Cards

Leslie Byrd shares several creative ideas for using radian and degree cards in the classroom.

## Hypothesis Testing with Reese’s Pieces

Stats teachers, check out this idea for hypothesis testing from Mary Ollier.

## Mega Exponent Rule Task

This problem shared by Dan Rodriguez-Clark really caught my eye.

## Teaching Others to Play SET

David Butler shares an excellent post he wrote about teaching people to play SET. As someone who really struggled to wrap my mind around this game for quite awhile, I love this well thought-out approach. Also – check out how he has modified the game so that color blind people can play!

## 3D Sine Wave

Check out this awesome mathematical artwork created by the students of Ashley Tewes!

Ashley’s project was inspired by previous projects by Stephanie Woldum. Check out Stephanie’s newest project.

## Graphing Peg Board

Marilyn Burns shares some photos of a math classroom in 1968. I absolute love the peg board for graphing!

## Positive Post Cards

Kristy Jacob inspires with her positive post cards.

## Polar Parametric Graph-Off

What a cool idea to host a Polar-Parametric-Coolness-Desmos-Graph-Off. Amazing idea, Mr. Flory!

## Straw Rockets

Looking for a data collection project? Rebecca Goodman had her students build straw rockets after watching October Sky. Check out a video of the rockets in action.

## Proportional Reasoning Blueprint Project

Jourdan Hager shares an inspiring project that involves studying blueprints and creating a full-size drawing of a WW2 plane. What a memorable lesson!

## Tempting Errors

Check out this post from James Tanton on “tempting errors.”

## Unit Circle Posters

Julia Anker gives us an inside look into the creation of the awesome unit circle projects that I always admire whenever I see pictures of her classroom!

## End of Year Reflection

Shelby Guillory shares some lovely responses to an end-of-year reflection prompt.

## Clever Test Questions

Want to make quiz/test grading more fun? Check out these clever questions that Ms. Clifford adds to her assessments.

## Arc Length and Area of a Sector Project

I’m teaching three sections of trig/pre-calculus next year, so I’ve been on the lookout for creative project ideas. Check out this arc length and area sector project idea from Jennie Mayola-Galay.

## Trigonometry Diorama Project

Check out these other trig projects, too.

## Introducing Radians with Twizzlers

Henry Thompson shares a yummy way to introduce radians using Twizzlers.

## Birthdays in Radians

John Golden shares the brilliant idea of finding your birthday in radians.

## Conics Open Middle Problem

Katrine shares an open middle problem for conic sections.

## Spring Break Conics Project

Christee Joesten shares a vacation-based conic section project that looks like a lot of fun.

## Making Smores with Parabolas

Kristi Stephens makes learning about parabolas and conic sections with s’more making.

## Marco Polar Game

I’m not entirely sure how it works, but Paul Naanou‘s game of “Marco Polar” sounds like a lot of fun!

## Parabolic Curve Project

Mrs. G‘s Parabolic Curve project looks like a lot of fun!

## Math Art Display

Check out this inspiring art from Amy McNabb!

## Locker Puzzles

Paul Jorgens shares the brilliant idea of solving puzzles which lead to locker combinations and more clues/puzzles. How fun!

## Extreme Makeover Clock Edition

How awesome does “Extreme Makeover: Clock Edition” sound? Check out this project from Anna Pfeiffer.

## Positive Post-It Notes

Looking to spread positivity with some encouraging notes? Check out this daily practice from Emily DeLuca.

## Unit Circle Flower Project

Patricia Pinder shares the results of a Unit Circle Flower Project.

## Which Method are You Still Unsure About?

I really like this sticky note prompt from Mrs. Csoke: which method are you still unsure about?

## More Unit Circle Projects

And, check out these unit circle projects!

## Literal Equation Posters

These literal equation posters from Mr. Perez‘s students look amazing!

Until next time, keep sharing your awesome ideas!

Reading your Monday post on Tuesday night as usual. How do you find time to curate (is that the right word?) such diverse, entertaining and useful stuff? Kudos for you! Much appreciated.

Tommy