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# Foldables

Julie Reulbach

## Why Use Foldables?

Students love them It is active - cutting, folding, flaps Breaks up the information - easier for
students to process

## No paper cutter necessary fit into INB

(glue or tape onto page)

## Ways to Use Foldables

1) Chapter / Unit Summary 2) Note Taking one lesson

3) As a SLOW DOWN for processes that require students to use steps 4) Compare / Contrast similar topics
5) Unit Vocabulary

## Ways to Use Foldables

1. Unit Summary
a. I type notes a. They fill in steps a. They do example

problems

## Ways to Use Foldables

2. Note Taking one lesson
a. Student write (most)

of the notes.
a. I usually include

graphics

## Ways to Use Foldables

3. As a SLOW DOWN for processes where
you want students to use steps (I use it along with a graphic organizer.)
a. Writing linear equations
a. Solving systems of equations word problems

## Ways to Use Foldables

4. Compare / Contrast similar topics Venn Diagram Distance, Midpoint, compare/ contrast in the middle

## Effective Foldable Lesson

1. Create the foldable
o Use a template (Word) to create the folding guidelines o Make sure students dont fold inside out o Help strugglers as examples

## 2. Model the foldable

o Presentation software

o Document camera
o Whiteboard

Time Savers
1. Make blank foldable templates
o Use a template (Word) to create the folding guidelines o Dotted lines to cut

## 2. In Class Time Savers

o Type part of the foldable

## Ratio A comparison of two quantities

There are 18 snakes for every 12 lizards at the zoo. Write this as a ratio in simplest form three different ways. 3:2

18 3 = 12 2
3 to 2

Resources:

## Foldable files can be found on the math wiki at

http://msmathwiki.pbworks.com/w/page/52113488/Foldable s