It’s the Monday before Christmas, and I’m back today with Volume 71 of Monday Must Reads. This is my weekly-ish attempt at capturing the amazing ideas I see shared by other math teachers on twitter. I hope you find these ideas as inspiring as I do.
Desmos Snowflake Magnets
Have you seen the awesome snowflake builder in Desmos Activity Builder? Eniola Ajayi stepped up the awesomeness a few more notches by creating magnets for each student with their snowflake creation. What a memorable and meaningful gift!
Function Composition Memes
Digital Version of Reindeer Logic Puzzle
Trig Open Middle Task
Here’s a trigonometric open middle task from Tim Brzezinski.
Mathematical Elf on the Shelf Rhymes
Jennifer Abel also got in on the math-y elf on the shelf fun.
Mathematical Snowflake Decorations
Liz Caffrey decorates with mathematical snowflakes.
Desmos Version of 5 x 5 Game
Conic Section Snowman
Austin James shares an awesome snowman made of conic sections. Great idea!
Calculus Roller Coaster Task
Chris Bolognese shares an excellent calculus-based roller coaster task.
Festive Polynomials or “Hollynomial”
Chris Smith puts a festive spin on polynomials.
Bell Curve Example
Jonathan Osters shares a great image of a bell curve.
Daily Attendance Question re: Flying
Are you doing daily attendance questions with distance learning? Check out this awesome question from CheesemonkeySF.
Interquartile Range Task
A lovely task involving quartiles and interquartile range from Miss Konstantine.
Scaffolding Trig Identities Task
I really like this trig identities task from Mr. Gray. I think my students would benefit from having to justify their steps when working with trig identities.
Zoom Elf Names
Looking to inject some festive spirit into your zoom calls? Check out this idea from Patty Iñiguez.
Lowest Number Wins Game
Until next week, keep sharing your awesome ideas! Want even more ideas? I suggest checking out previous volumes of Monday Must Reads!