Next year, I have plans to do better. I want to make a conscious effort to incorporate as many of the mathematical practices as possible. I want to ask more rigorous questions. And, I definitely want my students to ask more questions. I'm going to be part of the Oklahoma Geometry and Algebra Project (OGAP) this summer, and I'm hoping to learn a ton more about what exactly common core will require in my classroom through that.
Back to the flipbooks. I printed the flipbooks off of this website. Next year, I am going to be teaching Algebra 1 and Algebra 2. So, I decided to print off one flipbook for each. I didn't print off the entire thing, though. That would be a bunch of pages! Instead, I use our Oklahoma OC3 standards to figure out which common core standards belonged to each subject. I followed Algebrainiac's advice and color-coded my booklets.
I printed these off double-sided on letter size paper. All the colors I used were 24 pound paper except one of the colors which was 20 pound paper, and I noticed it really did make a difference.
To make these more durable and to make sure I could tell them apart, I printed off covers for each booklet on cardstock and ran them through my laminator. This will protect the cute little tabs when I'm not using my flipbooks. I love that these flipbooks put the standards, sample problems, common errors, and more all in the same place. I can already see me using these a lot!
My finished products:
|Front Laminated Covers of my CCSS Flipbooks|
|Inside Pages of CCSS Flipbooks|
|Close-Up of the Inside|