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Monday Must Reads: Volume 82

I can’t believe it’s my last Monday of the 2020-2021 school year. I am SO ready for summer (and to start thinking about next school year!) Here’s my latest volume of Monday Must Reads where I share some of the great ideas I have ran across on twitter with you lovely readers. Enjoy!

Investigator Newsletters

Dylan Wiliam shares some scanned newsletters from the 1980s. I took a look at a few of the issues. Very interesting stuff. I was also excited to see some new math puzzles!. I plan on taking a deeper dive this summer!

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Older or Younger Brain Break

Here’s a fun brain break from Resource Smith – are various items younger or older than the teacher?

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Polar and Parametric Equation Ornaments

Dr Pickel shares some inspiring artwork created with polar and parametric equations. I think every math class needs a math tree!

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Geometric Puzzle Collection

Looking for some fun geometric puzzles for to keep you or your students busy? Check out Catriona‘s collection of puzzles.

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Jello Blood Splatter Trig Lesson

Heather Lintz inspires with a math lesson involving blood spatter made from jello. I bet that is a lesson those students will never forget!

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Inequality Mountain Strategy

Jess Simek shares the idea of an “Inequality Mountain” to help students understand how to shade two-variable inequalities.

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Drops on a Penny Lab: Clean vs Dirty Pennies

I used to do a lab involving drops of water on a penny. Christine Edwards shares a way to turn this into a CPM math lesson that has students comparing the number of drops held by clean pennies vs dirty pennies. Very interesting!

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100 Days of Circle Art

I have been so inspired by watching Clarissa Grandi complete 100 Days of Circle Art. It’s even inspired me to pick up some watercolors of my own.

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A Fun Integral Problem

Calculus Teachers! Check out this fun integration problem shared by Susan Whitehouse. I’ve never seen this one before…

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Thesis Art

I love this idea from Dr. Noelle of hanging mathematical diagrams from your thesis as art. Beautiful!

Folded Isometric Grid

Mark Kaercher shares a fun paper-folding project that is going on my to-do list for this summer.

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Collaborative Mandala

Rebecca Lomshek inspires with some beautiful art. She created the mandala and allowed students to color it. Gorgeous!

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Until next week, keep sharing your awesome ideas! Want even more ideas? I suggest checking out previous volumes of Monday Must Reads!

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