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Monday Must Reads: Volume 99

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!

monday must reads logo from math = love.

How Many Pumpkins Conversation Starter

This image from Molly Rawding is a great conversation starter. You should definitely file this away for next fall!

pumpkin image with prompt: how many? how did you count?
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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.

daily objectives on dry erase board.
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Hexagon Door Decorations

Looking to add a pop of color to your classroom? Check out this project from Jennifer Fairbanks!

hexagonal door decorations.
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Circumference and Area of Circles Open Middle Task

Attention Geometry Teachers! Check out this open middle problem from Tim Brzezinski.

circumference and area of circles open middle task.
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Picture Equation Puzzles

I love this idea from Maite Alejandre. She has printed and laminated a bunch of picture equation puzzles from the internet to use with early finishers or as an introduction to systems of equations.

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

I have used tents and trees puzzles with my students before, but Shauna Burnie blew my mind when she showed an example of solving these puzzles with manipulatives!

tents and trees puzzles with square math manipulatives.
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Life Sized Drag and Drop Lesson

Phonisha Hawkins features a life-sized drag and drop lesson featuring dry erase pockets. I absolutely love this idea!

life sized drag and drop lesson on classroom wall.
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dry erase pockets

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.

dry erase groupwork strategy tweet.
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