# 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.

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.

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1. Anonymous says:

Love the unit rates idea! I can't wait to use it!

2. Sara Dalton says:

There are so many great ideas here for interactive notebooks. I especially liked how you had the students cut out picture from a grocery flyer and find the unit rate of that item. And the round stickers for correlation looks like a fun, engaging, hands on activity. Thanks for sharing all your photos!

3. Anonymous says:

What does the inside of your factoring foldable look like? I love it and definitely want to do that with my algebra students too.

4. Anonymous says:

Me too! I want to see the inside of the factoring foldable!

5. Mrs. M says:

I like your F/D/P triangle! I saw this triangle at an inservice last week as well but it was too late for this year's lesson. 🙁 I can't wait to try it next year for this lesson.

6. Unknown says:

These are great ideas! Thank you for sharing. It is hard to find good math stuff for older kids. I also would like to see the inside of the factoring foldable!

7. Unknown says:

Do you have any pictures of the inside of the Factoring Foldable???

1. Sarah Carter (@mathequalslove) says:

I didn't take any pictures of the inside because it was terrible. We did an example problem of each type, but it was incredibly disorganized. This is on my list of foldables to revise for next year. I want to have all of the steps written out for my students who need to refresh their memories.

8. Unknown says:

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.

1. Sarah Carter (@mathequalslove) says:

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!

9. Anonymous says:

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

1. Sarah Carter (@mathequalslove) says:

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!

2. K Soltesz says:

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 🙂

3. Sarah Carter (@mathequalslove) says:

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.

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!

11. Unknown says:

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

1. Sarah Carter (@mathequalslove) says:

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. 🙂

12. Unknown says:

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