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Monday Must Reads: Volume 96

Today feels monumental for some reason. It’s the last Monday before Spring Break. The rest of the school year always seems to fly by after Spring Break, so it almost feels like this is the point in the school year where I’ve “made it.” I’ve survived another year of teaching.

The end of this school year will mark a decade of classroom teaching. Since I started blogging while student teaching, that means I’ve been writing about teaching math for over a decade. How is that even possible?

One of the best things I’ve done over my teaching career is to seek out ideas from other math(s) teachers around the world. I hope you’ll read on and check out my newest volume of Monday Must Reads – my weekly-ish attempt at capturing the amazing ideas shared by (mostly) math teachers on twitter!

Monday Must Reads.

Monday Must Reads

Check out this memorable lesson from Mr. Collier which involves decaying food and Desmos! Students select item & monitor it for 2 weeks. Students weigh item each day (using a scale that is accurate to two decimal places) then use that data to write their function to predict the next day’s weight. Items are covered with wrap during the process. Very interesting!

Image Source: https://twitter.com/MrCollierGCHS/status/1494707319384465409

Will M Dunn shares a lovely open middle style problem involving fractions and decimals.

Image Source: https://twitter.com/Willmdunn/status/1493971679160291330

I am blown away by this Desmos skirt that was hand-crafted by one of Nat Banting‘s students. Wow. Just wow.

Image Source: https://twitter.com/NatBanting/status/1492200575303303168

Ashley Skiffington showcases a great way to incorporate Noticing/Wondering into your school culture!

Image Source: https://twitter.com/ahosmath9/status/1493635298391048192

If you are obsessed with Wordle, check out this interactive Math Wordle Display from Molly Owles.

Image Source: https://twitter.com/WaubonsieMath/status/1492151366218919940

Have you ever wanted to create your own Which One Doesn’t Belong activity? Check out these step-by-step directions from mathwithmeMN.

Image Source: https://twitter.com/mathwithmeMN/status/1265653334511419393

Solenne Abaziou shares some inspiring linear art created by her students.

Image Source: https://twitter.com/Abaziou/status/1490732147598053380

Looking to infuse a bit of fun into your class? Sevdije Perezic does this by letting students pick a weekly theme.

Image Source: https://twitter.com/PerezicSevdije/status/1338637417398538241

Tracy Darbyshire uses Pi Day as an opportunity to share fun math facts with her students.

Image Source: https://twitter.com/darbyshireMrs/status/1499782839210070021

Nicole Miller shares a clever teaching hack for anyone with a plethora of windows in their classroom. Tape graph paper on the outside of the windows to make it easy for students to create graphs on the glass with dry erase markers.

Image Source: https://twitter.com/teachingmiller/status/1498690123176632328

Until next week, keep sharing your awesome teaching ideas!