Quadrilaterals INB Pages - Part 1

25 March 2017
I’m getting behind on posting my INB pages!  When I taught Quadrilaterals, I tried to include lots of extra practice pages.  I’ve been including more practice pages this semester.  

This page was a review of the properties of parallelograms.  I also included the theorem with multiple parallel lines.

properties of parallelograms interactive notebook page

Next, came the lesson about proving quadrilaterals are parallelograms.  I was very surprised about how quickly my students caught on during this lesson.

proving quadrilaterals are parallelograms interactive notebook page

Then, I taught about rhombuses, rectangles, and squares.  I used this foldable and practice sheet.  Inside each flap there is the definition, the properties, and two examples.

rhombus, rectangle, and square foldable for geometry interactive notebooks

rhombus, rectangle, and square practice sheet for geometry interactive notebooks

I included always, sometimes, never statements on the practice sheet.  I don’t require my on-level students to do this type of questions on their own, but we do talk about them together.  When I taught honors, I had several of these on their test.

I have several more pages from this unit that I will be sharing soon!

Exponents INB Pages

18 March 2017
I just finished my exponents unit in Algebra 1.  It was interesting to me that some students that struggle seemed to really excel in this unit.  This is really the first unit that didn’t depend heavily on their ability to solve equations - maybe that was part of it.

To begin, I made this page to remind students of the information they learned in pre-algebra.  This page reviewed the expanding process.  Also, it reminded them of the zero exponent rule and the negative exponent rule.

exponents interactive notebook page

Then, we completed this domino activity by Math Dyal.  

exponents activity for interactive notebooks

The next day, we talked about the multiplication properties of exponents.  We completed this foldable and practice sheet.  I’ve started adding practice sheets to a lot of my lessons.  I usually have my students do a few at a time with a partner.  I hate letting them start their homework during class (only like half of them do!) and I can get more kids to practice this way.

multiplication properties of exponents foldable for algebra

multiplication properties of exponents foldable and practice for algebra

Then, we talked about the division properties of exponents.  We completed this foldable.  There were tons of examples inside the foldable, so I did not include a practice sheet for this lesson.

division property of exponents for algebra

I gave them a sheet with all of the exponent rules summarized on it.  I had them try to fill it in themselves before I showed them the completed sheet.  

exponent rules for algebra

The last page we completed was from Scaffolded Math and Science.  It is just a worksheet, but I copied it at 80% so that it would fit in their notebooks.  Students found the area of familiar shapes and used the exponent rules.  Looking back, I would have completed this before the division properties.  She has a few other pages like this and I need them all!!

multiplying exponents area activity

During class, we also played speed mathing, did a coloring sheet, and did a couple worksheets.  I think I want to include another activity or two in their notebooks for this unit next year.  

Systems of Linear Equations Word Problems INB Page

14 March 2017
I made my students do TONS of word problems when we studied systems of equations.  They were fine at solving the systems, but they struggled with setting them up from the word problem.  So, we had one entire class day where I went through a million word problems and just set them up.  After that day, my students improved so much!  

I used this hamburger book one day to help my students set up different systems of equations.  I copied it on legal paper to give my students more room to work.

Systems of Equations Word Problems Interactive Notebook Page for Algebra 1

Systems of Equations Word Problems Interactive Notebook Page for Algebra 1

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