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Monday Must Reads: Volume 98

I can count on one hand the number of Mondays that I have taught since the pandemic began in 2020. When we returned to in-person instruction in the fall of 2020, we adopted a calendar of Distance Learning Mondays where students would complete their lessons asynchronously each Monday.

The high school I teach at kept those asynchronous Mondays this year as well. But this week, we ended up having to move our distance learning day to Wednesday instead of Monday due to ACT testing. This meant that I had a room full of students on a Monday!

To celebrate surviving a Monday with students, here’s a new volume of Monday Must Reads. This my weekly-ish attempt at capturing the amazing ideas shared by (mostly) math teachers on twitter. I hope you find an idea or two worth adapting for your own classroom!

I am now only two volumes away from 100! Anyone have any ideas on how to celebrate this upcoming special volume number?

David Sladkey shares a fun, hands-on geometry activity with lots of student choice!

Image Source: https://twitter.com/dsladkey/status/1481640005898412034

Julie Reulbach shares some creative Spotify playlists she put together for remembering the +c when integrating and for u-substitution.

Image Source: https://twitter.com/jreulbach/status/1481253439204122627

These transformations playlists from Ashley Spotted Wolf look super-engaging!

Image Source: https://twitter.com/aswolf09/status/1478710983845687300

Check out this calculator and slide rule display from Mark Kaercher. Very inspiring!

Image Source: https://twitter.com/shskaercher/status/1458124694230605827

I am super impressed by this crime solving mystery activity put together by Sevdije Perezic.

Image Source: https://twitter.com/PerezicSevdije/status/1485742733121703937

Catriona Agg shares an isosceles triangle puzzle.

Image Source: https://twitter.com/Cshearer41/status/1451860608903692295

Jennifer White shares an engaging performance task she gave her geometry students.

Image Source: https://twitter.com/JennSWhite/status/1508828554615787532
Image Source: https://twitter.com/JennSWhite/status/1508828554615787532

Berkeley Everett has an excellent free resource on his website called Math Flips. These flashcards are not your normal flashcards. Instead of having a problem on one side and the answer on the other, these cards have a problem on the front and a similar problem on the back to “encourage relational thinking instead of answer-getting.”

Image Source: https://berkeleyeverett.com/math-flips/

Nicole Whitty has written another excellent blog post which shares several inspiring math word walls worth checking out!

Image Source: https://whittymath4.wordpress.com/2022/03/21/math-word-walls/

Tracy Proffitt shares an interesting mathematical conjecture shared by a student. How would your students respond?

Image Source: https://twitter.com/tracyjoproffitt/status/1506634737447841792

Until next week, keep sharing your awesome math teaching ideas!