This year, I decided I wanted to have my students write a mathematical autobiography. Not wanting to reinvent the wheel, I did some serious google searching. It took a while to find, but I finally happened upon some questions that I liked. This "Mathography" assignment asked students to write a three paragraph essay. I wanted to use the same questions but make it less intimidating of an assignment for the first week of school.

Here's my foldable version. Yes, I am truly obsessed. I guess that's why people kept referring to me as the "foldable queen" at #TMC14... Plus, isn't this cuter than having your students right an essay? :)

Students who wrote things on the inside of their autobiography that they didn't want others to see were given the option of stapling their autobiography shut in their notebook after I checked it.

Mathematical Autobiography Foldable - Outside |

Mathematical Autobiography Foldable - Inside |

The first section is just about "ME" in general.

The second section is about "ME" as a student.

And, the third section is specifically about "me as a math student."

Want to download the file for this mathematical autobiography? Click here.

Sarah! This is awesome :) thanks for sharing this

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DeleteGreat idea, Sarah! I definitely want to do this!! Thanks for all of your great ideas.

ReplyDeleteThanks Cindy! Let us know how it goes if you try it out with your students!

DeleteLove it! Thanks so much for sharing.

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DeleteThanks for sharing Sarah; do you think you are going to change anything for next year? I am so grateful there are so many math teachers that share their work. =)

ReplyDeleteNo plans on changing this exact foldable. I blogged about changes I will be making in my classroom here: http://mathequalslove.blogspot.com/2015/06/2015-2016-school-year-resolutions.html

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