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.
Shape Fitting Puzzle
Check out this lovely puzzle task from Bethany Rosera.
Online Learning Check-In
Also from Bethany Rosera, a creative way to check in with students who aren’t coming to your synchronous learning sessions.
Sorting and Factoring Binomials Activity
Anna Vance shares an activity for sorting and factoring binomials.
Systems of Equations with Post-It Notes
Sigma Notation Joke
Teaching sigma notation? Check out this joke from toya.
Desmos Check-In Slides
Bat Transformations in Desmos
Volume Project with 3D Printing
Sarah Grant shares a very cool 3D printing activity that involves designing cakes with a specified volume.
Graphing and Grass Seed
Also, check out how Sarah Grant makes math literally come alive for students.
Quadratic Ball Toss Day
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!
Different Methods of Solving Equations
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!
Unit Conversion Sorting Activity
Mr. Cawley shares an excellent starter for getting students thinking about unit conversions!
Conics Project Posters
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!
Quadratics Open Middle Task
Lauren Hall shares an open middle task she wrote for quadratics.
Student Designed Vocabulary Posters
Lorena Roberts shares some creative posters her students designed using Canva.
Roller Coaster Design with Piecewise Functions
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!