If you have followed me for long, you know I am all about Math Notebooks.
(disclaimer: I think all subjects should use interactive notebooks, I just happen to teach Math.
But, if I taught other subjects, I would have interactive notebooks for those subjects too!)
Well, something I have become passionate about as well, is creating meaningful INB's.
Did you read 4mula Fun's post last week called
Well, she asked some of us that she knows share her passion, to share with you how we make
INB's INTERACTIVE and MEANINGFUL.
I am once again, beyond thrilled to be part of this group!
Gluing a worksheet into a math notebook is not interactive.
Have I done it? Yes, I have to admit, I have.
I am happy to say though, that 98% of last years notebooks were interactive.
Last year, I really focused on creating them and having my students USE them.
They weren't just pretty notebooks, they were THEIR MATH BIBLE!!!
This year, I have the same goal, except 100% of my notebooks WILL be interactive.
We have been in school for less than 10 days and we are deep into our INB's.
I will be sharing my INB's and how I start them soon.
But for today, I want to share how I am making them truly interactive and
meaningful for my students' learning.
We reviewed Prime and Composite numbers with a new flippable. (coming soon)
This was the 3rd day of school and I made them write in Math. I think it shocked some of them, but they knew I was serious.
I actually thought they did pretty well.
Next, we started converting fractions with this flippable.
Template by 4mula Fun
The next day, ON THE LEFT SIDE, they worked some converting problems and then wrote about the relationship between fractions, decimals and percents. (These writing prompts are from Live. Love. Math) /
The bottom half lifts up in casethey need more room to write.
Students completed work under the flaps.
It was quick and easy to walk around and check their work.
Students then used their work and their foldable to
help write in their own words about converting fractions.
My goal is to write A LOT this year in Math. I am hoping to use the right side for the "input" I give them and the left side for their "output".
I hope this helps you with interactive notebooks.
I hope it helps you see how to truly make them interactive.
I promise, your students will learn, t hey will have deeper learning, no matter what subject you are teaching!
Be sure to check out some other great blogs about Notebooking!!!