It’s the first Monday of the new semester for me, and I have to be honest that I wasn’t thrilled to set my alarm last night for a day full of professional development meetings today. I know that I’ll get my teaching energy and enthusiasm back tomorrow, though, when I find myself in a room full of teenagers again.
To help get in back-to-school mode, here’s a new volume of Monday Must Reads. This is my weekly-ish attempt at capturing the creative ideas shared by other (mostly) math teaches on twitter. I hope you find at least one or two ideas that you can adapt for your own classroom.
Word Wall and Words of the Week Display
Vocabulary is definitely an area of teaching where I could improve. I really like this idea from Austin Coleman of posting weekly vocabulary that you want to focus on.
Desmos Gingerbread Houses
Tricia Krumbach inspires with an idea I’m filing away for next Christmas – Desmos Gingerbread Houses!
Mathematical Memes with Template
Scottie O’Neill suggests having students create their own mathematical memes using a template. I love this idea!
Polynomial Theorems Two Truths and a Lie Activity
Katie Marhefki suggests using the Two Truths and a Lie practice structure with polynomial theorems. Brilliant!
Using Mentimeter on the First Day of School
Check out these examples from Kristen Fouss about how to use Mentimeter in the classroom.
Panda Square Parades
8 5 4 9 1 7 6 3 2 0 Sequence
Justin Aion shares a clever brainteaser.
Math Puzzle Bulletin Boards
Leah TenEyck highlights a brilliant way to display puzzles to capture student interest.
Conditional Probabilities with Taco Tongues and Evil Eyebrows
Check out this fun probability lesson from Kim Jackson!
Until next week, keep sharing your great ideas! You may just find yourself in a future volume of Monday Must Reads!
Looking for more brilliant ideas? Check out Volume 94 of Monday Must Reads!