## Thursday, August 07, 2014

### Algebraic Expression Foldable

I just realized that I have not shared a foldable with you since June! Yikes! So here is a foldable I made for algebraic expressions. One day I saw a worksheet somewhere, I can't remember where, that had coefficient, variables, terms, constants, operation and algebraic expression definitions all together. After seeing that worksheet I knew that it I wanted to make it into a foldable. You have no idea how many different foldables I worked on before I finally finished one that I liked. In my Interactive Notebook I've placed it next to This will give students a quick reference when writing algebraic expressions from words.

## Yes I know it should say algebraic expressions (plural). I changed it on the sheet you can download.

### Click here for a copy of  the algebraic expressions foldable and writing algebraic expressions practice sheets.

I will use this foldable for my Algebra and Pre-Algebra classes this year. Last year I did Interactive Notebooks only with my pre-algebra classes. This year I plan to start using them in Algebra as well. I'm excited about that.
The summer has flown by. I start school next week and on Friday for our in-service we are having our first Kagan strategies training. I can't wait. Look forward to a post next week with reflections about the training.
Til next time,

Jan

1. I'm LOVING this foldable. Thanks for sharing!

1. Sarah, thank you for all the support you have given me since I started my blog. It is so nice to know that people read and like what I post. I can't believe I am close to 10,000 views. I am shocked:)

2. I love your foldable! I also love matchbook foldables! I like writing the answer of a problem on the inside of the flap, so it's hidden when kids are studying at home. Great post! :-)

1. Thanks Christine. I love foldables for a study tool as well. I don't think I can ever go back to regular notes again.

3. I am so excited to be a new follower! Please make sure to stop by my blog and follow me! I absolutely love all your math ideas for interactive notebooks. I plan on starting mine this year and document how it goes. I am super excited!!

~Kimberly
TheMiddleSchoolMathematician.blogspot.com

1. Thanks Kimberly,
I will check your blog today. I'm glad you found me. You will absolutely love the interactive notebooks. Can't wait to see your posts throughout the year!

4. This is mine! Where did you get it from?

1. No, I made this myself years ago.

5. i think no need to answer those kind of people. i have just used it today, now it is mine and my students. Thanks for sharing

1. Thank you for the comment:)

6. Thank you thank you! This was perfect for my 6th grade interactive notebook using FL standards :)

1. I am so glad to hear it will work well for your classes. This is one of my favorite foldables. Enjoy:)

7. I absolutely love this foldable. I am a very new teacher and I love the use of foldables. I believe I am actually going to use this for a job interview. I have to teach a 10 - 15 min lesson. I think this would be a good simple lesson

8. I absolutely love this foldable. I am a very new teacher and I love the use of foldables. I believe I am actually going to use this for a job interview. I have to teach a 10 - 15 min lesson. I think this would be a good simple lesson

9. Jan, love your foldable. My name is Lorraine Lichtenberger, and I too teach 8th grade math. I'm always looking for new ideas and potential long lost relatives.
Have a great year.

1. Thanks so much Lorraine. Wow, what are the chances of another Lichtenberger teaching 8th grade math! I'm sure we are related somewhere down the line. Enjoy your year and thanks for taking time to leave a comment.

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11. I love this! I just used it in my 6th grade class. I liked your definition of a number that is alone. We said it has no friends. But a coefficient has a variable friend.

Your writing looks exactly like my mom's writing. Are you left handed?

1. Oy vay I liked your definition of a constant as a number that is alone.