Math = Love: Algebra 1 Week 1 INB Pictures

## Monday, August 27, 2012

### Algebra 1 Week 1 INB Pictures

Well, this is actually only Monday-Thursday's INB pictures because I took these pictures Thursday night.  I'll have to post Friday's pictures later.

I'm doing interactive notebooks with my Algebra 1 and Algebra 2 classes.  These are the pages I planned out this summer and posted my rough drafts of before.  Some of them are the exact same as my rough drafts, but I changed others dramatically.

I'm learning that my INB is not going to be perfect.  Honestly, you don't want to see Friday's Algebra 2 page.  It's horrible.  I was feeling uninspired, and it definitely shows.  I keep reminding myself that the more I work with these, the easier it will become.  This is new for me.  I've never done these before, and I'm just making them up as I go.

 Syllabus Brochure

 Chapter 1 Pocket
 Inside of Syllabus Brochure

 Translating Expressions

 Translating Expressions Foldable Outside

 Translating Expressions Foldable (Inside)

 Order of Operations Graphic Organizer

 Exponent Foldable

 How to Evaluate an Expression

 Evaluating Expressions and Order of Operations Foldable

 Subsets of the Real Numbers

 Real Number System Graphic Organizer

#### 21 comments:

1. I'm not sure I understand fully what happens on the LHS of the INB. Can you explain further? Thank you.

2. Could you link your file to the Subsets of Real Numbers? That looks awesome! I'd like to use that next year.

3. I LOVE your foldables!

4. These are great. Thanks for the pictures.

5. Love many of your ideas! Thanks for sharing!

1. You're very welcome!

6. Check out page 2 of the notebook. You might have to press "see all" and go to the "Notebook Check" link. Great foldable for transformations. Rules are on the foldable tabs. Modified kids find it especially helpful because they can leave the unused ones folded up and only look at the ones in the function they are working on. Here's the link: http://phs.newcaneyisd.org/apps/classes/569543/assignments/

The house thing is useful for kids who don't get why things on the inside are opposite of their natural intuition.

1. These pictures of notebook pages are BEAUTIFUL! Thanks for sharing!

7. Great ideas for interactive notebook thanks!

1. You're welcome!

8. I am going to do something similar this year. Thanks for the great ideas! Have you experimented at all with virtual notebooks?

1. My school just doesn't have the necessary technology to make a virtual notebook feasible. If we did, I'd love to look more into it!

9. I love the idea of the syllabus brochure. What are the numbers on the front for?

1. Thanks so much for stopping by my blog. It means a lot to me!

2 - Crucial Rules
Work Hard
Be Nice

1 - Bathroom Pass Per 9 Weeks

25 Percent of Grade is this Notebook

3 Daily Supplies
Notebook
Something to write with
Folder

1 Belief
Math is learned by doing

Hope this helps!

10. Can you attach the files of these foldables to this blog please?? I am a first year teacher and am loving your blog! Thank you so much for all the ideas!

1. Each of these foldables should have it's own separate blog post with the files attached. There is a search bar in the right hand column that should help you find them. Good luck with your first year of teaching! Let me know if there's ever anything I can help you with!

11. I want to thank you for taking the time to create this blog. I am a former first and second grade teacher that now homeschool my children. My oldest is in the throws of algebra and using your ideas will help us navigate through it all. (I guess I didn't retain a heck of a lot.)

1. Thanks Joanne! Good luck!

12. I am going into my semester of student teaching in the spring and will also be teaching two algebra courses! I love this idea of creating an interactive notebook that looks more fun and engaging instead of the traditional lecture/notes idea. I think this would be great for all students, especially visual learners as there are so many foldable and clearly labeled pages and color-coding. My question is do you do this with your students every class period and does it take up a lot of time for the pages that you have to cut flaps/etc.? Overall, I think this is such a great idea and would also love to look into creating a virtual interactive notebook with my students! Thanks for sharing!!

1. Some weeks we do lots of notebooking. Other weeks we do hardly any. Cutting and gluing does take some time, but my students actually learn to use their notebooks as a reference. So, I think it's a good investment.