This blog page started out as an attempt to organize all of the foldables, templates, and graphic organizers that I have created. When I first started creating them, this method of organization worked well. After all, there weren't that many of them. As I became more obsessed with interactive notebooks, the number of files created grew exponentially! So, for some time, this page has been sadly out of date.

In a recent attempt to organize my INB resources, I created a pinterest board with links to every single notebook page I have ever done with my students. If you are looking for foldables, notebook pages, etc. I am going to send you there. It's very visual, and pinterest does an awesome job of organizing all of the pictures. To find the file you are looking for, visit the pinterest board, click the image you are interested in to enlarge it, and click the enlarged image to be directly linked to the page on my blog where the file can be downloaded.

To view or download each file, please click on the image.

**Frayer Model (6 to a Page)**

**Integer Operations Work Mat**

**Properties of Equality Graphic Organizer**

**Properties of Real Numbers**

**Mathematician Research Project**

**College Algebra Real Number Line Project Instructions**

**Order of Operations Graphic Organizer**

**Order of Operations Foldable**

**Real Number System Graphic Organizer**

**Blank 4 Door Foldable**

**Blank 3 Door Foldable**

**Slope Intercept Form (y=mx+b) Foldable**

**Plus and Minus Signs for Interactive Notebooks**

**HOY VUX Foldable (Blank 6 Door Foldable!)**

**Interactive Note Booklet over Standard Form of Linear Equations**

**Standard Form to Slope Intercept Form Cut and Paste Activity**

**Road Trip Project (1-3 Day Project Originally Created for 8th Grade Pre-Algebra)**

**Deal or No Deal Probability Worksheets**

Calculate Probability While Following Along with the Online Version of the Game

**Characteristics of Graphs and Functions Foldable**

**Absolute Value Age Guessing Activity**

Graphing Absolute Value Equations Foldable

Graphing Linear Inequalities Graphic Organizer for Interactive Notebooks

**Parts of a Radical Graphic Organizer**

Vocabulary Knowledge Rating Survey Foldable - Radicals

The Birthday Cake Method Notes

I absolutely LOVE your foldables! GREAT JOB!

ReplyDeleteI have to tell you I just finished copying a class set of partner mats for the Sea of Zeroes to use in my resource classes and I have shrunk it down to fit 2 on a page for my regular math classes. I can't wait to play this in class and then show it on my blog. How fun is it to get excited about playing something in class?

ReplyDeleteCame across your site as a SpEd teacher teaching self-contained Algebra for the first time. Love your stuff! I'm using the PEMDAS charts this week for my students. Thanks for sharing!

ReplyDeleteI love your site! I'm a 7th and 8th grade math teacher and I'm trying the INB this year. Can you give some ideas of what to do with the left side?

ReplyDeleteGreat Site. Thanks for sharing your ideas!

ReplyDeleteGreat Ideas. I'm a first year Algebra teacher. I will be visiting this site for more ideas in the future. :)

ReplyDeleteIt's very impressing to see a first year Algebra teacher create such great materials. Good work!

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ReplyDeleteThanks for such wonderful ideas! Gracias!!!! Los voy a compartir con maestros que hablan espaĆ±ol!

ReplyDeleteThis is GREAT stuff! Thank you!

ReplyDeleteThis is amazing! I loved all your information! Thank you!

ReplyDeleteI am also a SpEd teacher. Your students are lucky to have you! My students have benefitted from your site as well. Thank you!

ReplyDeleteLove your posts. I'm curious... what do you tell your algebra students when they ask "why do we need to know this in real life?" I am having that problem now and unsure of what to respond other than... to pass algebra 2!!! Thanks :)

ReplyDeleteLols you tell them to go watch Numb3rs the series and then tell them that is just a fraction of the things you can do with Math in real life. All those Math equations on there is 100% real and valid. My son isso inspired to do Math after watching the series.

DeleteWhat fantastic resources! Thsnk you! I am an international teacher teaching MS math in Brasil, and love all of your ideas. I am beginning interactive notebooks this semester (we are just starting back after summer break next weke) and so excited about it! Any tips for getting th kids started and organized? Do you use the same notebook for bellwork and homework?

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We do our bellwork on dry erase boards. And, our homework is usually in the form of a worksheet. So, our notebook is almost entirely notes and example problems.

DeleteLove your ideas and foldables for math. Don't think I've seen a teacher that uses the Frayer chart in math! Love it. Wish you were my daughter's teacher. You've got lots of great ideas!!!

ReplyDeleteI can't get your request to retest document to download. Would you mind emailing it to me at tbscott@gaston.k12.nc.us?

ReplyDeleteThanks so much for all of these fantastic resources!

I love your request to retest document. I've been struggling with an organized way to get relearning done for the retest. I plan on using something similar to yours. Thank you for sharing

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Came across your blog from a google search, really good ideas and stuff, thanks for sharing!

ReplyDeleteI LOVE the request to retest. This puts the responsibility on the student, as it should be. Thank you for this resource!

ReplyDeleteYou are very welcome!

DeleteDo you have a filled out copy/picture of your properties of equality chart? I cannot for the life of me find it on your website and when I fill it out I have two empty boxes.

ReplyDeleteLove all your stuff!!

I actually never ended up using this chart with my students. That's why there isn't a picture. It's based off the 8 properties of equality that are in this picture:

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Hope this helps!

You have great ideas for interactive notebooks. Do you have them printable? I can't seem to get any computer to open a printable here?

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Helen, if you click on the images above, you should be taken to a screen where you can download a copy of the file to print. If you have problems with this, please send me an e-mail. I'll be happy to attach the files to an e-mail and send them to you that way!

DeleteThanks, Sarah! I am a fourth year teacher, but I have never taught the same content twice. I just found out that I'm teaching a new grade again next year and started researching, and it seems like almost all my research leads me back to you! Your work is fantastic. Thank you for sharing- your love for your kids and your job really shows!

ReplyDeleteI am very impressed with your site! I've been teaching for 20 years, but the whole concept of interactive notebooks is new to me. Your ideas are a great springboard for me. Thank you for sharing!

ReplyDeleteThanks for sharing your foldable pictures!

ReplyDeleteI am a soon-to-be teacher for high school mathematics. I have been looking for a way to incorporate teaching study skills into my lessons. I came across your site as I was researching interactive student notebooks. Thank you for sharing your work!

ReplyDeleteI'm an Algebra teacher and cannot for the life of me think of what "HOY VUX" means. I feel like an idiot. I've got the horizontal is y= and vertical is x=, but can't figure out the O and U.

ReplyDelete0 - Zero Slope

DeleteU - Undefined Slope

I wrote more about HOY VUX here: http://mathequalslove.blogspot.com/2012/11/hoy-vux-foldable-with-template.html

Thanks for reading my blog! (And, for what it's worth - I didn't know what HOY VUX meant a year ago...)

LOVE this blog!! I was able to use some the ideas this summer with the kids I had in for summer remediation! THANKS!!

ReplyDeleteYour blog is amazing! I discovered foldables at the October 2012 NCTM conference in Hartford, and have been gleaning the web ever since - your site is one of the best I've found. I teach 5th-6th grade math, but can still use lots of your models and ideas. Thank you!

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DeleteYour blog is awesome! I actually think I've found my long lost math twin! I have been creating "Math Reference Books" since I've been teaching and often use Dinah Zike's foldables. I saw her at a National Science Teacher's Association conference 3 years ago and was totally inspired. I love your idea of some pre-made templates...teaching middle school, sometimes page organization takes more time than the value of the foldable! I'm going to have to try that this year!

ReplyDeleteThanks for the ideas and BTW, I love how you also color-code steps or to highlight parentheses! One teacher thought I was nuts because I used so many colors! Glad to see that another adult sees the value that students see in it!

Thank you for your kind words! Thanks for reading my blog!

DeleteLOVE LOVE LOVE this blog. Just reading through it is so inspiring.

ReplyDeleteI was scrolling through your PDF's and realized HOY Vux. What does that mean?

Here's a link to the post I wrote about it: http://mathequalslove.blogspot.com/2012/11/hoy-vux-foldable-with-template.html

DeleteAnd, thanks for your sweet comment, Lauri!

WOW!!!!! Wish I would've found this site last year. After having 2 little ones, I've been trying to stay above the water. The younger one is almost potty trained, so I will be on here a lot more using your ideas!!! Thanks so much for sharing. You have no idea how much it helps!

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DeleteI am in love with your blog. I can not get the things to download but I can look at most of the pics and get it done. Thanks for a wonderful thing,,

ReplyDeleteThanks Linda! You can always send me an e-mail at mathequalslove (at) gmail (dot) com, and I will gladly attach the files and send them to you!

DeleteI love your blog!!! This is the first year I'm doing foldables and you have the most amazing ideas!!! thank you!!

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DeleteThank you both!

DeleteI curently teach algebra for students with disabilities and I must say you did a great job with all the foldbales and the way the site is developed. Thanks for sharing.

ReplyDeleteThanks, Tony!

DeleteThis is insanely amazing! Thank you so much for sharing your ideas and I CAN'T wait to try them!!!

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DeleteYour blog is great! Thank you for sharing all of your awesome ideas!

ReplyDeleteThank you, Kathy!

DeleteWow, these are awesome, a wonderful resource for teachers, learners, and educators. thanks for sharing.

ReplyDeleteDo you have suggestions or examples of foldables for more of the Algebra II units. I have been working on your Unit 1 foldables for my new spring classes. I'm inspired but not creative. HELP!

ReplyDeleteThe only Algebra 2 foldables that I have that I've yet to post are for the unit we just finished on logarithmic functions. There are some Algebra 2 topics that are just tough to come up with foldables for! Our next unit is on quadratic functions. I will try to get them posted as soon as we start the unit.

DeleteLove your ideas! Thanks so much! :)

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DeleteHI! GREAT SITE!!!

ReplyDeleteIn the WYWO, what does "inb" stand for?

Thanks! INB is my abbreviation for "interactive notebook." I have my students keep a composition notebook that we fill with foldables, graphic organizers, and notes over the course of the school year. We call it our INB.

DeleteThank you! I actually have been pondering shopping for this program however could not conjure my mind however. therefore glad to visualize that you simply truly use the program to begin your PO business and is successful!

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Hello. I teach Algebra 1 to freshmen and they are struggling with organizing information presented to them. I think this will help them to organize information and actually use it to help with assignments. I hope to transition completely to INB in the next year or so just because it's a great resource for the students. Thanks for the inspiration you have given me.

ReplyDeleteYou're welcome! I think your students are going to love the INB. I have students from last year who still stop by to tell me that they still have their notebook from last year. They love them that much!

DeleteLet me know if there's anything I can help you with!

Awesome, These suggestions will be awesome for my ICT classes.

ReplyDeleteGlad I could be of assistance! If you don't mind me asking, what exactly are ICT classes?

DeleteDoes anyone have a good list of mathematicians that you let the kids research?

ReplyDeleteI wasn't super impressed with the list I came up with last year, but here it is.

DeleteEuclid

Euler

Newton

Pythagoras

Descartes

Gauss

There may have been one or two more, but they escape me at the moment.

Hi Sarah,

ReplyDeleteI just wanted to tell you how much the Request to Retest has helped my students. I love the fact that they need to do 3 activities to improve their understanding. I allow them to have one of the activities be a tutoring session with me after school. The rest they have to do. It has put the responsibility of learning on the students. Those students who do use this option improve their test grades by 2 letter grades. I have shared this with all the teachers in my building as well. Thanks so much for all your wonderful ideas.

I just saw your blog post about this! I'm so glad that this has been working for you and your students. This is one of those forms that I made and never actually implemented with my students. Next year, I think I will make them come in for an after-school tutoring session before they can retest. I'm totally stealing that idea!

DeleteGood morning! We can not get the attachment for the graphing linear inequalities to appear. Is there another link we need? We LOVE your foldables and want to use this with our struggling learners. Would you be able to email to me? readtchr@gmail.com

ReplyDeleteI would love a copy of your table of contents template. Thank you!

ReplyDeleteHey Tonya! Send me an e-mail at mathequalslove (at) gmail (dot) com, and I'll gladly send a copy along! Thanks for reading my blog!

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DeleteThank you. I was looking for a couple of year end projects and found a plethora of material.

ReplyDeleteAwesome! I'm glad my blog could be of assistance!

DeleteThis site is awesome! I'm looking forward to using your tools with my adult ed students!

ReplyDeleteThank you! I hope your adult students enjoy these resources as much as the teenagers I teach!

DeleteHello Sarah! I am really hoping to use these ideas in my class for next year, but I don't teach Algebra. What program do you use to make all your templates?

ReplyDeleteHi Kristina! At school, I use Microsoft Publisher to make my templates. At home, I'm too cheap to buy Microsoft Office, so I use a free version called Open Office Draw. I know many people who use PowerPoint or Word to make their files. I'd recommend using whatever you are most comfortable with!

DeleteHi Ms Sarah,

ReplyDeleteI am truly inspired by your works of art. I can see myself teaching math with fun and excitement and through art. I would greatly appreciate it if you will grant my request of making me part of your contacts.

Thanks for visiting my blog. It means a lot to me! Let me know if there's ever anything I can help you with!

DeleteThanks for taking the time to discuss this, would you mind updating your blog with more information? It is extremely helpful for me

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First and foremost, as a new teacher myself your blog has gotten me through the first few years of teaching. Thank you for your numerous resources!

ReplyDeleteSecondly, I LOVE LOVE LOVE the font you used for the Bell work title, please tell me what the name of it is, I have yet to find it!

Thank you for all that you do!

Thank you Sarah for taking the time out of your busy, busy teaching schedule to post and share your resources. As a long time special education teacher, who just started teaching self- contained Algebra 2 last fall and Algebra 1 this past spring, I have been searching for a more hands on and differentiated approach to Algebra then what the HS math team was offering. You have given me inspiration and a renewed sense of energy for the coming school year.

ReplyDeleteAlthough Virginia is not a common core state - I will definitely be poaching your ideas and modifying them for my students. Thank you so much!

Well, thank you for taking time of your busy, busy schedule to read my blog! Comments like this MAKE my day! I'm glad to hear that you were able to find some inspiration!

DeleteOklahoma actually isn't a Common Core State any more. We were set to fully transition in August, and the state pulled out in June. We're back to our old standards for 2 years while we write new standards. Should be interesting!

If you ever need help with anything, just let me know!

Hi, I just wanted to say that I found your blog and have been loving your examples! My students in Cleveland are having fun while learning and staying organized! Thank you.

ReplyDeleteThank you so much! I love reading comments like this!

DeleteWe just found your blog spot this year and it is incredible! It is amazing to see how the things that I teach everyday have been made so much more visually appealing and more simple. Thanks for posting your ideas!

ReplyDeleteAwesome! Glad I could help you and your students!

DeleteI am so excited to use some of your ideas, Thank you

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DeleteAwesome information written by you specially for children.

ReplyDeleteI LOVE all of your foldable resources! Thank you so much for sharing the templates!

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DeleteThanks so much for sharing all your templates!!!

ReplyDeleteThanks for reading my blog! It means a lot to me. I love sharing with other teachers!

DeleteSarah,

ReplyDeleteI am so glad to have 'met' you, online, this year. If you don't remember, I am a veteran/old math teacher. Started teaching in 1976 in Moore, Ok. This year we were not able to purchase textbooks for my Algebra II classes. So I decided to use the interactive notebook idea. I didn't do as well as I could have, but with short notice, I did the best I could. Next school year will probably be my last to teach, I am 63 years old, feeling 30ish. But I am still going to use the notebooks. My EOI scores were great this year, not that they weren't before, but I was apprehensive.

Would you please list your unit topics. I am trying to organize all the topics better for the coming year.

Thank you again.

Mary Hass

This is brilliant stuff! Many thanks for taking your time out to share with teachers always hunting for new ideas like myself.

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DeleteWow!! Super helpful, I’m from Puerto Rico and looking for some ideas for a 7 grade boy… thanks for bolg!!

ReplyDeleteGlad you could find something of use!

DeleteHow does the sea of zeros game work?

ReplyDeleteWrote a post about it here: http://mathequalslove.blogspot.com/2012/08/teaching-integer-operations-with.html

DeleteIts awesome. Love to see your blog, wanted to be a math teacher but unfortunately could not be.

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DeleteI love the foldables, are they for sale ? if so where ?

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They are free downloads. Do a search for foldable at the top left of the screen.

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If I were you ,I could have won the world of mathematics .Really You're a great wizard for us i.e. math teachers.I want to communicate directly but don't know how .Kindly response it.Thank you.

ReplyDeleteThere is a contact me link at the top of the page. Thanks!

DeleteI am a science teacher and I am using your site to help give my students resources to have in their composition notebooks as we tackle the physics part of the semester. After all... Math is the language of science!! :)

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DeleteI love your stuff! Can't seem to find the downloads for the radical work. Any chance you could send it my way? jess.lauer@gmail.com

ReplyDeleteThanks so much!!

E-mail sent!

DeleteThis is so comprehensive. Thank you. I have been so frustrated with students inability to solve for y when an equation is in standard form. I think it reveals weaknesses and lack of understanding in solving equations. But, your foldable Interactive Note Booklet over Standard Form of Linear Equations is amazing! I will definitely be using it this year and years in the future. Although CPM wants you to do it with Algebra tiles, I think I will spend a little or less time on that and make sure this foldable gets in their notebook.

ReplyDeleteThe cool thing about your INB is it doesn't have to be graph paper comp books because most of everything is glued in.

How do you avoid issues of pages inadvertently sticking together?

Your blog is amazing. I am a 7/8 math teacher and always looking for better ways to use our INBs. Thank you for all of your great ideas. Happy Teaching!

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DeleteI love your blog. I've been following your blog for 3 years. I've taught Math Intervention to 2nd-5th graders (and could not do it without interactive journaling) and tutor older kids. When my middle school kiddoes complain that foldables are childish, I show them your blog - "These are high schoolers!" - Ha!

ReplyDelete(On a side note. We have a minor(almost minute) connection: I have a sister that moved to Sydney, Australia 5 years ago and then moved back to the states - She brought back a husband - and a baby! - as the best souvenirs! He's from the Victoria area as well as your husband! She told me last week about your blog - I said, "I love her already!"

You are a blessing to so many. If you sell an Algebra 2 or Calculus interactive notebook sign me up! Thank you!

ReplyDeleteThanks! I have some Algebra 2 pages up on the blog you can download for free, but I've never taught calculus.

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