It’s Monday which means I’ve officially survived an entire week of distance learning and it’s time for Monday Must Reads. One more week of distance learning until I get a full week off for Thanksgiving. I definitely need the break! Since it’s Monday, I thought I should share the latest volume of Monday Must Reads, my weekly-ish attempt at capturing the amazingness of the teachers I follow on Twitter. I hope you find at least one idea worth trying in your own classroom this week.
Monday Must Reads
Check out this lovely puzzle task from Bethany Rosera.
Also from Bethany Rosera, a creative way to check in with students who aren’t coming to your synchronous learning sessions.
Anna Vance shares an activity for sorting and factoring binomials.
Teaching sigma notation? Check out this joke from toya.
Sarah Grant shares a very cool 3D printing activity that involves designing cakes with a specified volume.
Also, check out how Sarah Grant makes math literally come alive for students.
I love seeing the traditions that other teachers have in their classrooms. This quadratic ball toss activity from Todd Feitelson looks like a memorable one!
I found the comments on this thread by Jonathan Hall on equation solving to be quite interesting reading. I’m very much in the camp of A, but that’s just because it was all I was ever taught. I’ve never seen Method D written out that way. Very interesting!
Mr. Cawley shares an excellent starter for getting students thinking about unit conversions!
Kristen Fouss makes me really wish my school had a poster printer. Maybe that’s what I should write my next grant for… Anyway, check out her students’ awesome work with conics!
Lauren Hall shares an open middle task she wrote for quadratics.
Lorena Roberts shares some creative posters her students designed using Canva.
Another creative task from Lorena is this activity where students used piecewise functions to design their own roller coasters.
Until next week, keep sharing your awesome ideas! Want even more ideas? I suggest checking out previous volumes of Monday Must Reads!