## Real Number System Graphic Organizer

While looking for inspiration, I found a lot of creative illustrations of the real number system.  But, I was looking for something a little different.  I wanted my students to add the information.  And, for my older students, I wanted them to even discover some of the information themselves before we added it to the …

## Exponent Foldable

This exponent foldable was inspired by To The Square Inch. I had my Algebra 1 students create an exponent problem of their choice. They had to illustrate it on their exponent foldable. We labeled the exponent, the base, and the power as our vocabulary words. Exponent Foldable We glued our exponent foldable in our Algebra …

## Absolute Value Interactive Notebook Page

I created this Algebra 1 interactive notebook page over absolute value. My students completed a frayer model for absolute value.Then, we illustrated absolute value on a number line. I was inspired by Dan Meyer’s Algebra 1 curriculum to include the dartboard example. I shared an example of the inside of our Frayer Models in this …

## Translating Expressions Foldable

Today I want to share a translating expressions foldable I designed for my Algebra 1 students to complete in their interactive notebooks. I will be teaching 3 sections of Algebra 2, 2 sections of Algebra 1, and 1 section of Math Analysis (College Algebra) this year. It’s a good thing I love algebra since I …

## Interactive Notebook Planning Page

I’m planning on implementing interactive notebooks this year in my high school math classroom.  As I’ve been trying to decide exactly how they should be laid out, I’ve found myself sketching pages on a piece of notebook paper.  This inspired me to create an interactive notebook planning page that I could print out that would …

## Slope Tree Method for Teaching 4 Types of Slope

During student teaching, my first cooperating teacher at the high school level shared with me the slope tree method of teaching slope.  After introducing what slope was, we asked the students to draw a tree in their notes.  However, they couldn’t draw just any tree.  Instead, they would learn how to draw a special kind …

## M&M’s Scatter Plots Activity

Last week in Algebra 1, we completed a scatter plots activity with m&m’s. Goals for this scatter plots activity: First the students were given a sheet of graph paper and a handful of M&M’s.  After drawing an x- and y-axis, I had the students scatter their candy over the graph.  Jumping straight into vocabulary, we …