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 my most used graphic organizer. This will give students a quick reference when writing algebraic expressions from words.


I like the matchbook foldables because the flaps don't end up flipping over.

There are also some practice problems. 

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



When you pull down the flap there are definitions for term and algebraic expressions. When you open up the next flaps I placed arrows to show the section that is a term and that the entire problem is an algebraic expression.



I liked color coding the different vocabulary words to  give an added visual for students.

Student practice sheet.

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








14 comments:

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

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    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:)

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  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! :-)

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    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.

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  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

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    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!

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

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  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

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

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

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  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

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  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

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