Math Interactive Student Notebook

Your notebook will…     Be a way to organize your notes Will more class notes easier to understand Allow you to be more successful in class Become a personalized textbook

Left Side output ______________
This side is where you will process and practice new skills.

Right Side input ______________
This side will have new ideas and skills. You should look at right side pages when you need help remembering how to do something or to study.

IN ORDER TO BE SUCCESSFUL, YOUR NOTEBOOK MUST BE BROUGHT TO CLASS EVERYDAY AND SHOULD BE BROUGHT HOME TO STUDY AND HELP WITH HOMEWORK.  

What makes the ISN different than a regular notebook?
Many traditional notebooks have a tendency to get disorganized easily. Papers fall out and get lost. Notes can be boring and hard to understand. Many students do not take pride in their notebook and consequently do not use it to help them. Your interactive notebook will be your most valuable tool this year. Notes and new ideas will be presented in a clear manner that you will be able to use as your own personal “how-to guide” to pre-algebra. You will need the skills you learn this year when you take algebra next year. If maintained well, the ISN will travel with you to 9th grade and be an extremely useful guide as you review topics that we learn this year.

What goes in the ISN?
Personalized Cover Table of Contents Course Guide and Expectations Words Worth Knowing (vocabulary) Class Notes Practice Activities NJASK Formula Sheet Grade Record Sheets Learning Style & Multiple Intelligences Profiles

SCORING CRITERIA
Your notebook will be collected frequently and graded on the following:

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TABLE OF CONTENTS IS COMPLETE ALL RIGHT SIDE ENTRIES ARE PRESENT AND COMPLETE ENTRIES ARE DATED PAGES ARE NUMBERED HEADINGS ARE LABELED WORDS WORTH KNOWING (WWK) IS COMPLETE WRITING IS NEAT, CLEAR, AND LEGIBLE LEFT SIDE WORK IS COMPLETED

You will also be occasionally permitted to use your ISN’s on quizzes.