I want to share a systems of equations foldable I created for my Algebra 2 students to glue in their interactive notebooks. First, we did a pretty basic interactive notebook page on how to solve systems of equations by graphing. We began by defining two important terms: system of equations and solution. I love having …

These are the notes my Algebra 2 students took in their interactive notebooks over absolute value functions. I found this absolute value transformations graphic organizer online. The site where I downloaded it no longer exists, so I am uploading the file at the bottom of this post. In one class, one of my students wanted …

Before I ever started writing my Things Teenagers Say posts, I still blogged about the occasional memorable thing my students would say. I’ve decided to compile them here and call this Volume 0. Things Teenagers Say Student: “Somebody keeps texting me.”Me: “Don’t they know you’re at school?” Student: (sheepishly) “I text at school.” Me: (appalled …

Today, in Algebra 1, we had a snowball fight. My students had never done anything like this. Well, for that matter, I hadn’t either. This idea originated from Kate’s blog as a first day of school getting to know you activity. Well, we’ve been in school almost a month, and I teach at a very …

Today I’m sharing a factoring flow chart that has been really helpful to my students. Factoring finally clicked for my college algebra students. It was definitely a Hallelujah! moment. The lowest grade on the factoring test was a 95. I’m definitely not your typical math teacher. When students ask for help during a test, I …

I created this coordinate plane foldable for my Algebra 2 students to glue in their interactive notebooks. I used it as an opportunity to review key vocabulary terms that we would be using throughout the year while graphing equations. When I did this same foldable with my Algebra 1 classes, I added a letter C …

I created this solving one step equations foldable for my Algebra 1 students to glue in their interactive notebooks. We also completed a Frayer Model about what it means to solve an equation. We glued in the Frayer Model on our left hand side. Downloads

I created this distributive property foldable to show my Algebra 1 students the four different ways that a distributive property problem can be written. To create this foldable, I took a letter-sized sheet of colored paper and cut it in half lengthwise on my paper chopper. Then, I had each student fold the strip of …

I created this integer operations foldable for my Algebra 1 students to fill out as we reviewed the rules for adding, subtracting, multiplying, and dividing integers. I used my favorite four door foldable template to create this integer operations foldable. I have uploaded the file at the bottom of this post. Here’s the inside of our …

On the fourth day of school, I assigned my college algebra students the Real Number Line Project. My inspiration came from Matt Coaty’s Real Number Line Project. I even stole the name of the project. The previous day, I had introduced the real number system. We spent an entire class period classifying numbers as natural …