After looking through my new Dinah Zike foldables book, I was inspired to make some foldables of my own. While the CD ROM that comes with the book has lots of templates, there's not much that you can customize. It uses Adobe Acrobat. You can only add text to some boxes; others you can only add images. After creating one foldable for my Algebra I class on all the properties they need to know

*(there's 10!)*I decided to make my own templates in Word.

I started with a 4 section foldable for operations with integers. I left the inside blank for the students to write the rule for each operation along with an example. They can color letters on the front. I also included directions on the section that will be glued into the notebook. It says where to cut, where to fold, and where to glue. This will eliminate mistakes

*(hopefully)*.

After integers, I used the same template to make a similar foldable for decimals, fractions, and mixed numbers. I think they will look great printed on colored paper.

You can get any of the foldables (or all 4 in a value pack) in my stores:

**TpT**or

**TN**.

Thanks for sharing your templates. They look gret!

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DeleteKatie, I am SO glad that I found your blog! I'm also a middle school math teacher entering my 8th year of teaching and have decided to do interactive math journals with my Algebra 1 and Pre-Algebra classes this year. I've gotten TONS of information from your site...so thank you!

ReplyDeleteI know it might take a bit of work, but would you be willing to post a video of flipping through a completed interactive journal? I've seen a few videos like this on youtube, but their examples aren't nearly as great as what I've seen from your blog! I've seen your posts on the guidelines and table of contents, etc, but I'm a visual learner. It would be MUCH appreciated!

Thanks again for your hard work!

I will definitely try to do that for you in the near future. I do not have a 100% completed notebook yet (this is my first year using them as well), but I have a good portion done in my 7th grade notebook.

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ReplyDeleteI feel *so* bad and I'm *so* sorry for missing this! Since school started, I haven't had time to read my google reader or scan twitter for #made4math posts, so I've been asking people to fill out the form at http://statteacher.blogspot.com/p/made4math.html so I don't miss any posts. I'm so so sorry :( If you don't mind adding yourself to the form, your post will be added to tomorrow's archive.

Please, don't worry about it! I completely understand!! There's way too much going on this time of year! I submitted today's Made 4 Math using your form. Thanks!

DeleteThank you! We started school on Aug 13, so it's been CRAZY trying to keep up :) I still haven't done my own #made4math this week! :)

DeleteDo you use regular size copy paper for these templates? I tried that but it seems that the 4 outside pieces are extremely small on a regular size sheet. I felt that a legal size piece of paper works a little better. Any thoughts?

ReplyDeleteI did use regular size paper (8.5" X 11") for these templates. If you are trying to print the image directly from this site, that is probably why they are so small. You can get the actual size document in my TpT or TN store.

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