After quite a long hiatus, Monday Must Reads is back! This is 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!
How Many Pumpkins Conversation Starter
This image from Molly Rawding is a great conversation starter. You should definitely file this away for next fall!
Creative Way to Approach Daily Objectives
I’ve never worked in a school district where I am required to post a daily objective, but I know that is a reality for quite a few teachers. I really like this photo from Melissa D with a different spin on daily objectives.
Hexagon Door Decorations
Looking to add a pop of color to your classroom? Check out this project from Jennifer Fairbanks!
Circumference and Area of Circles Open Middle Task
Attention Geometry Teachers! Check out this open middle problem from Tim Brzezinski.
Picture Equation Puzzles
Here’s a translation of the tweet courtesy of Google Translate: “I always carry these cards in my backpack. I use them on shifts, in class if they have finished work, and as introductory material for equations. I leave you the link to download it if you consider that it can be useful”
Tents and Trees Puzzles with Manipulatives
Life Sized Drag and Drop Lesson
MATH = LOVE RECOMMENDS…
I cannot imagine teaching math without my dry erase pockets! They instantly make any activity more engaging and save me countless hours at the copy machine since I can use the same class sets of copies year after year.
Here are my current go-to recommendations:
Dry Erase Activity Structure
Jonathan shares a great structure for helping students work more effectively at white boards.
Significant Figures Rounding Activity
Teaching significant figures? Check out this approach from Katy Dornbos.
Until next week, keep sharing your awesome math teaching ideas!