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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 foldable:

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

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.

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.

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) (4787 downloads)

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- Integer Squares Math Puzzles
- Investigating Effective Remediation of Integer Operations at the High School Level [Action Research Project]
- Reviewing Integer Operations + Order of Operations in Algebra 2
- Integer Operations Flash Cards
- Integer Operations Posters
- Integer Operations Foldable
- Integer Operations Work Mat with Sea of Zeros

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.