Last year was my first year teaching Algebra 1 under the new Oklahoma Academic Standards. Though it was my fifth year of teaching Algebra 1, I had to make quite a few changes due to the difference in standards. Amidst the craziness of adjusting to new standards, I never got around to blogging all of my interactive notebook pages from last year.

Yesterday, while my Algebra 1 students were taking a quiz over solving absolute value equations, I took out last year’s notebook and took a photograph of every page.

I have uploaded photos of each notebook page from last year’s Algebra 1 class here.

There are no explanations of the purpose of various pages. And there are no links to download the pages. Hopefully these will come later. But, I do think this photo album approach does something that my individual blog posts don’t. It provides a “big picture” look at what my interactive notebooks end up looking like in the span of a year.

Now, I need to say that last year’s interactive notebook is NOT perfect. I learned a lot teaching Oklahoma’s new Algebra 1 standards last year, and I’ve already made quite a few changes this year. On top of that, I’m already making a list of MORE changes I want to make next year to make the course flow better and improve conceptual understanding.

I hope you enjoy this peek at what an entire Algebra 1 notebook looks like! Check it out here.

Unknown

Tuesday 23rd of October 2018

I LOVE your stuff! It has really helped my ESE students learn and understand that concepts better. I was wondering if there was a file for the set theory (complements, unions, and intersections) foldable? I couldn't seem to find it.

RW

Sunday 3rd of December 2017

THANK YOU for doing this. I'm supposed to come up with my own scope and sequence and it's very helpful to see how others are doing it.

Unknown

Monday 30th of October 2017

This view really helped see your content flow from one topic to the next and I LOVE your implementation of the INB. This is my 3rd year on INBs and I’m a huge fan. THANK YOU for your willingness to share this and the time you put in, not only for YOUR students, but for other teachers as well.

#mtbos #iTeachMath

Mandy �� @MathMandyNMS

Susan Hewett

Sunday 29th of October 2017

Thanks for sharing. I have been using your materials, and this puts things into a little more perspective!