Monday, June 25, 2012

Slope Foldable

I have used foldables in my classroom many times. There are things I like about them and things I don't. One negative aspect of foldables is the amount of time it seems to take to put them together. No matter how carefully I give the directions, some students struggle with where to fold and where to cut. I end up spending valuable learning time on just the mechanics of putting the foldable together. As I journey into the world of interactive notebooks, I have been trying to create foldables to summarize the main topics we will be studying in the first semester of Algebra I. I plan on using these foldables to either introduce or summarize whatever topic we are studying. I have created some templates that I think will solve the problem of students being confused about where to fold and where to cut. This Slope Foldable is the first one I created. The dark lines are fold lines and the dash lines are cut lines. You are welcome to download this foldable and edit it to fit your needs.

2 comments:

Magnolia Girl said...

I remember learning about slopes back in high school...

Aaron Carpenter said...

Are you familiar with Dinah Zike's Foldables templates (often comes with Glencoe text samples)? Here's a link to the pdf version http://www.classconnect.com/app/filebox/4fe885b6c582168c16000003

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