Then, I began to realize that this was a great form of formative assessment. Last year I did Interactive Notebooks only with my pre-algebra classes.

Yes I know it should say algebraic expressions plural. Each box had an expression, an equation, or an inequality written in word form.

So here is a foldable I made for algebraic expressions. Now, my students are continually reminding each other, "Hey, don't forget it's a turn around word! Since we'll be using this chart ALL year long, I wanted to glue this chart into our notebook in such a way that we can reference it easily. It showed me exactly what my students were comfortable with. Last year I did Interactive Notebooks only with my pre-algebra classes. And, a close-up: Files can be downloaded here. This year, my goal is to give my students more meaningful problems to solve. 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.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. The awesome thing about this is later in the year, we'll still be able to see the chart no matter what page we're on in our notebook.

At first, this frustrated me. When we need to reference it, it folds out of our notebooks. I can't wait. I will use this foldable for my Algebra and Pre-Algebra classes this year.

As you can see, the blank section is glued into our notebooks. Posted by. This year I plan to start using them in Algebra as well. You have no idea how many different foldables I worked on before I finally finished one that I liked. I start school next week and on Friday for our in-service we are having our first Kagan strategies training. It showed me exactly what my students were comfortable with. This year, my goal is to set up my course so that students start to see how everything we are doing ties together. I can't wait.Now, my students are continually reminding each other, "Hey, don't forget it's a turn around word! To kick off the lesson, we took notes on the definitions of expressions, equations, and inequalities.

When you pull down the flap there are definitions for term and algebraic expressions.

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