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Proportions Foldable

Nine weeks into the school year, I am still in love with foldables.  I feel like they have made such a difference in the attitudes of my students toward math.

Some of our most recent interactive notebook pages in Algebra 1 have been over proportions. I especially like my proportions foldable.

proportions foldable interactive notebook algebra
proportions foldable interactive notebook algebra

We did some unit price practice where students actually picked a product out of the grocery sale ad and glued it in their interactive notebooks. Then, we calculated the unit price.

unit price interactive notebook


Tuesday 14th of November 2017

How do your percent and proportions foldable work? I'm unfamiliar with this method.


Friday 17th of October 2014

By chance can you give me the actual steps on how you make the 4 corner factoring foldable. I've been trying unsuccessfully and can't figure it out

Sarah Carter (@mathequalslove)

Monday 20th of October 2014

Start with a square piece of paper. Fold the paper into fourths. Unfold the paper. Fold each corner into the center. It should make the shape you are looking for. :)


Monday 6th of October 2014

I love love love your foldables! It's my first year teaching math (algebra 2), and I'm trying to spice things up a bit. I always loved math, but I know that I'm teaching students who don't necessarily share my love. Good thing: They know they need to learn this stuff for SATs. Better thing: I'm going to try to get them to actually enjoy it! Thanks and keep on blogging!


Thursday 19th of December 2013

I LOVE your interactive notebook! I really wanted to try one this year with my Geometry students and struggled to know where to begin.

Sarah Carter (@mathequalslove)

Wednesday 16th of April 2014

Sadly, I haven't. This semester has been way busier than I anticipated. I'm presenting over it in June at my state's math teacher conference, so it should be up no later than the end of May.

K Soltesz

Tuesday 18th of March 2014

Have you started your INB series yet? We hit a brick wall midway this year (doing it the "old" way) I just started INB last week. First test tomorrow - hopefully it has helped! I would love any and all help :)

Sarah Carter (@mathequalslove)

Saturday 11th of January 2014

Thanks! Keep an eye on my blog because I have plans to write an entire series on how to start an interactive notebook in the next couple of weeks. If you have any specific questions you want to see answered, just let me know.

And, thanks for reading my blog!


Sunday 6th of October 2013

I know this is a year old, but any chance you can show or tell me what's on the inside of your ratio and proportion definitions? Looks like you have your Frayer model vocab on there, but I'd love to see what you put in each section.

Sarah Carter (@mathequalslove)

Saturday 28th of June 2014

Ratio Definition: A comparison of two numbers by division Facts/Characteristics: ratio of a to b ; a:b ; a/b

Proportion Definition: An equation that states two ratios are equal Facts/Characteristics: a is to b as c is to d; a/b = c/d

I let each class come up with their own examples and non-examples.

Hope this helps!

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