**Last week, in my Pre-Algebra classes we learned about like and unlike terms. We completed this foldable from**

**Sarah at everybody is a genius**

**on combining like terms. All of the foldables on this page require no prep work. The students do all the cutting, writing and folding.**

**These are pages I have used with my students in the past. I spruced them up a bit to look better. I like how this page turned out. These are matchbook foldables and I love them because they are small and we use up lots of my leftover bits of paper.**

**We completed the foldable below from**

**Sarah at everybody is a genius**

**combining like terms. I like how Sarah has the students place lines before all of the + and - signs to separate the terms. This is such a great visual for my students and really helps my struggling students.**

**Then we did a work page for the other side of our interactive notebooks. I did this as a guided practice with them. The problems are all a little different so there was lots of review for them over integer rules and like and unlike terms. We places the lines in front of all the + and - signs like in the foldable. They understood it!**

**The next day we learned about the distributive property. We wrote a Frayer Model vocabulary model, did several problems together practicing the steps. On the third day we completed our distributive property foldable where we added combining like terms. Love this page:)**

**I'm sure you can come up with a better Frayer Model than this.**

**I think I could improve the definition and facts.**

**This page was great. My students always get so mad at me because I MAKE them write down the distributive property the long way and not just using arrows. I find it helps them to make less mistakes on signs when they write it all out.**

**I saw a foldable like this somewhere and I never made one like this before. Of course, I had to make it. It took awhile but finally everything lined up and it turned out great.**

**The problems increase in difficulty as you go and the kids did a great job on this. I'm doing the happy dance because they never can understand the types of problems on the bottom and this year they did!**

**Hope your are enjoying my last semester journey with me.**

**70 days to go til retirement.**

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**Til next time,**

**Jan**

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