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!
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!
Older or Younger Brain Break
Here’s a fun brain break from Resource Smith – are various items younger or older than the teacher?
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!
Geometric Puzzle Collection
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!
Inequality Mountain Strategy
Jess Simek shares the idea of an “Inequality Mountain” to help students understand how to shade two-variable inequalities.
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!
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.
A Fun Integral Problem
Calculus Teachers! Check out this fun integration problem shared by Susan Whitehouse. I’ve never seen this one before…
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.
Rebecca Lomshek inspires with some beautiful art. She created the mandala and allowed students to color it. Gorgeous!
Until next week, keep sharing your awesome ideas! Want even more ideas? I suggest checking out previous volumes of Monday Must Reads!