|My scraps basket. I just can't bear to throw away all these colors.|
So, the last time I tried to have the kids make a foldable freehand, we had some very interesting results. It reminded me of the Bill Cosby Himself bit where he keeps telling the kids, "come here, come here, come here, no come here!" I kept saying, "cut here, cut here, no cut here not there! UGH! " Finally my students just started making their own shapes and they turned out great. Here are some pictures of the pages my students made. The examples are from when we were working on combining like terms.
These shapes were much easier than the hexagon I was having them cut.
These were adorable.
When you open the foldable there is a list of like and unlike terms in each one.
Then have them fold the matchbook almost in half. Leave a small lip for the tab at the bottom.
This is a copy of the INB page. They list three numbers on the outside of the matchbook.
And on the inside they show their work to check to see if the numbers are Pythagorean Triples.
These are the matchbooks with completed examples.
My next post will include another page for Pythagorean Triples made from scraps of paper for the left side of their notebooks..
Til next time,