## Deriving the Unit Circle Foldable

Several years ago, I created this deriving the unit circle foldable for my trigonometry students to work through and glue in their interactive notebooks. I tweeted about the foldable, but the file never made it to my blog. Today, I am remedying that! We started with a review of our special right triangles. First, we …

## 5 W’s and H Foldable for Statistics

I created this 5 W’s and H Foldable for my Stats class to glue in their statistics interactive notebooks (INBs). The 5 W’s are a key part of how Bock, Velleman, and De Veaux introduce statistics in Stats Modeling the World. I was inspired to create this 5 W’s and H foldable after seeing one …

I created this simplifying radicals foldable for my Algebra 1 students to glue in their interactive notebooks. Free Download of Simplifying Radicals Foldable

## Prime Factorization Foldable

This prime factorization foldable is one of my Algebra 1 students’ most-used resources throughout our radicals unit. I was inspired to create this foldable after one of my eighth graders commented that it would be cool to have something in our notes that gave us every single prime factorization. I took this idea and ran …

## Prime Factorization Graphic Organizer

I created this prime factorization graphic organizer for my Algebra 1 students to summarize two different methods for finding prime factorization: the factor tree method and the birthday cake method. I teach my Algebra 1 students to simplify radicals through prime factorization because it works no matter what the index of the radical is. This …

## Why Do We Rationalize the Denominator Notes

Before I teach my algebra students to rationalize the denominator, I try to answer the looming question: why do we rationalize the denominator? I realize that rationalizing the denominator has gone out of fashion as a result of the Common Core State Standards, but the topic is still required by the Oklahoma math standards. I …

## Writing Polynomials in Standard Form Foldable

This year I created a new writing polynomials in standard form graphic organizer and foldable for my Algebra 1 students to glue in their interactive notebooks. Then, we practiced taking polynomial expressions and writing them in standard form. I was a bit overambitious about how many examples we were going to get through. We ended …

I created this factoring quadratics foldable for my Algebra 1 students to glue in their interactive notebooks. I had to make a lot of compromises with this topic that made me sad. But, I just didn’t have the time I usually have for this topic. This was mainly due to losing a large amount of …

## Multiplying Polynomials Foldable

I created this multiplying polynomials foldable for my Algebra 1 students to complete and glue in their interactive notebooks. I’m experimenting this year with the “grid method” for multiplying polynomials. It’s exactly the same as the box method, but it just seemed to tie better to what we had been doing with multiplying polynomials with …

## Naming Polynomials Practice Sheet

I created this naming polynomials practice sheet to give my students some much-needed practice naming polynomials. We glued the finished practice sheet in our interactive notebooks. We completed this practice sheet directly after our naming polynomials graphic organizer. I like this practice sheet because after I make up the first few polynomials to name, students …

## Polynomial or Not Color Coding Activity

After reviewing the definition of a polynomial, we completed this polynomial or not color coding activity. We glued the final results in our algebra interactive notebooks. If the expression was a polynomial, students colored it. If it was not a polynomial, they had to explain why. Free Download of Polynomial or Not Color Coding Activity

## Polynomial Frayer Model Template

We began our polynomials unit in Algebra 1 with a frayer model. We wrote in the definition of a polynomial and the three characteristics polynomials cannot have. Students created 3 examples and non-examples of their own. Free Download of Polynomial Frayer Model Template

## Solving Systems by Graphing Foldable

I created this solving systems by graphing foldable for my Algebra 1 students to glue in their interactive notebooks. This was our first topic in our systems of equations unit. In the future, I think I would want to modify these notes to have a specific box for students to write the ordered pair of …

## Solving Systems by Elimination Graphic Organizer

I created this solving systems by elimination graphic organizer for my Algebra 1 students to use and glue in their interactive notebooks. These are very similar to the graphic organizer I made for solving systems by substitution. We did substitution first and elimination afterwards. My students, like usual, much preferred the elimination method. When I …

## Solving Systems by Substitution Graphic Organizer

I created this solving systems by substitution graphic organizer for my Algebra 1 students to use in their interactive notebooks. This graphic organizer walks students through the steps of solving a system of equations by substitution. Here’s a closer look at the word problems we tackled for substitution. We ended up solving four different word …

## Systems of Inequalities Foldable

I created this systems of inequalities foldable for my Algebra 1 students to glue in their interactive notebooks. This foldable gave us some quality coloring time! I found that having my students use two different colors (one for each inequality) helped them find the overlapping area. Free Download of Systems of Inequalities Foldable

## Calculating Slope and Intercepts Foldable

We completed this calculating slope and intercepts foldable in our Algebra 1 interactive notebooks. We completed this foldable after our Finding Slope and Finding Intercepts Foldables. It’s a simple booklet foldable of practice problems. Free Download of Calculating Slope and Intercepts Foldable

## Finding Intercepts Foldable

This Finding Intercepts Foldable reviews finding x- and y-intercepts from a graph, from an equation, and from a table. I created it for my Algebra 1 students to glue in their interactive notebooks. I also created a similar foldable for finding slope. Like with the Finding Slope foldable, I had students cut off the top …

## Finding Slope Foldable

This Finding Slope Foldable reviews finding slope from a graph, from an equation, and from a table. I created it for my Algebra 1 students to glue in their interactive notebooks. I also created a similar foldable for finding intercepts. I modified a standard four door foldable to create this finding slope foldable. I had …

## Four Types of Slope Graphic Organizer

I created this four types of slope graphic organizer for my Algebra 1 students to glue in their interactive notebooks. Though the concept of slope is a middle school standard in Oklahoma, I find that I have to go ALL the way back to the basics with my Algebra 1 students. We began by refreshing …

## Transformations of Linear Functions Foldable

My husband made this transformations of linear functions foldable for me last year when I was sick. I introduced my students to the following vocabulary words: reflected, dilated, and translated. For practice, we just wrote some problems on the next blank page in our notebooks. Free Download of Transformations of Linear Functions Foldable

## Writing Inequalities Given a Graph Foldable

Our last skill in our linear graphing unit was to write linear inequalities. I created this foldable to give students practice writing inequalities given a graph. Students were given a graph, and they had to write the matching inequality. Free Download of Writing Inequalities Given a Graph Foldable