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Integer Operations Foldable

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.

integer operations foldable for algebra interactive notebooks inb math

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.

integer operations foldable for algebra interactive notebooks inb math

Here’s the inside of our foldable:

integer operations foldable for algebra interactive notebooks inb math

On the left hand page of our interactive notebook, my students created an integer operations wheel.

integer operations foldable for algebra interactive notebooks inb math

Students had to pick 8 problems from the previous day’s assignment.  They had to write out each step of the problem and explain why the answer would be positive or negative. 

The circle is actually a Describing Wheel. The site I downloaded it from no longer exists.

I used the same foldable in 2013. Here’s how it looked that year.

integer operations foldable.

After using two-colored counters to derive the rules for adding, subtracting, multiplying, and dividing integers, I had my students create a four-door foldable to summarize the results of their findings.

integer operations foldable.

Inside, we wrote the rules for each type of problem and included several examples of each for students to refer to.

Download Integer Operations Foldable Template


4 Door Blank Shutter Foldable (PDF) (6863 downloads )

Kimesha

Wednesday 30th of August 2017

Great ! Can I use some of your ideas?

Sarah Carter (@mathequalslove)

Sunday 10th of September 2017

You can use anything and everything!

Anonymous

Monday 1st of August 2016

Are you willing to sell a copy of your interactive notebook?

Ms. Newton

Tuesday 28th of July 2015

Sarah, What kinds of things might have gone in a unit pocket at the beginning of the units? I have been teaching for 10 years now. I started my career as a middle school math teacher, and I love foldables and interactive notebooks. During my first 5 years of teaching, I received my Master's degree to become a literacy specialist, so I have been doing that the last 5 years. However, the high school that I am working at needs me to teach one section of Algebra at a slower or different pace than others in the building, and I am wanting to do interactive notebooks again since I use them a lot in my reading classes. But I have never put pockets in the notebooks, so I was just wondering what kinds of things you put in the notebooks. Thanks. Stephanie

Sarah Carter (@mathequalslove)

Monday 5th of October 2015

I planned on students using them to store homework, quizzes, etc. But, it didn't really work out. I haven't used them since my first year of INBs.

Jessica

Thursday 18th of December 2014

Hello! These interactive notebooks are GREAT! DO you have a page for factoring cubics?

Sarah Carter (@mathequalslove)

Thursday 18th of December 2014

Thanks! I don't have a page over factoring cubics because that's not a topic in our Algebra 1 or Algebra 2 classes. Good luck coming up with something!

Mrs. Dean

Monday 22nd of September 2014

Do you still use the same distributive property foldable or have you upgraded? I can't wait to try the fast food idea in class :-). Thanks for all the wonderful ideas you have!!!!

Sarah Carter (@mathequalslove)

Friday 6th of March 2015

I have actually stopped teaching the distributive property outright. We review it, but we don't actually make a foldable over it.

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