“It’s about coming up with unconventional ways to express ideas and solve impossible problems.”
If you’re looking for some summer reading I’d like to suggest this one.
Teaching Math as an Art. Check out Jo Boaler https://www.youcubed.org/ for more information.
Amazing Day linking together 5 different groups for a fun afternoon exploring Escher Tessellations. Each group made a tessellation quilt. What could this look like if every school made one? What would it look like if we put them together as a product of a school district?
Students create 3D fractal. What mathematics can we investigate? Fractions, patterns, Surface Area, Volume. What mistake about the pattern of volume do you think students make as the cubes get smaller? How can the visual help them correct this mistake? So much fun!
At midday the sidewalk pushes up, at dusk or dawn, it’s flat. WHY? How can we explain this? What would we need to know? How do we fix it? What else can we ask?