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Foldables

Julie Reulbach

Foldable files can be found on the math wiki at http://msmathwiki.pbworks.com/w/page/5211348 8/Foldables

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

o Solid lines to fold

2. In Class Time Savers


o Type part of the foldable
o Add graphics

Model using PPT Foldable Template

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

Model Using Document Camera

Resources:

Foldable files can be found on the math wiki at

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