Shelli mentioned to me the other day that she was really enjoying reading through old Monday Must Reads posts. This was a great reminder that I haven’t done a new volume of Monday Must Reads since summer started.
Monday Must Reads is my weekly-ish attempt at capturing the amazing ideas I see shared by other (mostly math) teachers on twitter. Hopefully you find at least one idea you can modify for your own classroom.
Using Ellipses to Solve a Mystery
C.J. Fryer engages Pre-Calculus students with a real-world activity involving a crime scene and ellipses. He credits the lesson to Dr. Beth Noblitt from Northern Kentucky University.
Distance Learning Background
I love that Kelley Posch changed her gmail background to a classroom full of students to help make it through distance learning!
Bounciest Ball Exponential Decay Lab
I like how Mike Larson adds an extra level of engagement to this exponential decay lab by challenging students to bring in the bounciest ball.
Decaying Dice Activity
Exponent Rules Tasks
Gareth Evans shares some great tasks for exponent rules (index laws).
Multiplication Self-Check Form
I really like this multiplication fact self-check form from Graham Fletcher.
Playing Genius Square Digitally
Don’t Waste a Good Mistake…
What a great message on Francesca Timmons‘ dry erase board!
Building Scatterplots with Bingo Chips
Washer Method in the Kitchen
Chris Bolognese brings the kitchen to calculus class in a creative and engaging lesson.
Exponents Error Analysis
Jennifer Fairbanks shares how she uses error analysis in her math class.
Until next week, keep sharing your awesome ideas! Want even more ideas? I suggest checking out previous volumes of Monday Must Reads!