Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Parallel and Perpendicular Lines Foldable

Today, I introduced the concepts of parallel and perpendicular lines to my Algebra 1 classes.

Quote of the Day: "I'm going to name my kid 'Perpendicular.'"

I had my students complete this foldable for our interactive notebooks.  

Outside of Parallel and Perpendicular Lines Foldable
I'm not the biggest fan of what I had my students write inside the foldable.  It was a little wordy, and I will tell you that the amount of writing decreased with each class period that I taught this.  I put this together at the last minute, and it shows.  Next time I cover this topic, I will revisit this and revise.  Any advice would be greatly appreciated!  

Inside of Parallel and Perpendicular Lines Foldable
3 Door Foldable Template to fit in Composition Notebook:


  1. Parallel lines IN THE SAME PLANE never intersect.
    Great foldable !
    Love your blog!

    1. Thanks for the clarification and your kind words! I was definitely only thinking in algebra mode when making this...

    2. Obviously if students are going to use colorful paper and makers, one would assume we are only observing a single plane.

  2. I used this today in my Algebra 1 class. The kids were really into it.
    Thanks for sharing!

  3. Modifying this down for my 5th graders! Thanks for the idea :)

  4. I would modify this to use the space on the flap for example equations of each type. Love this, thanks for the idea!