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.