I really like teaching Conditional Statements in Geometry. This lesson is usually the first lesson in my short logic unit. I actually spend a day or two on this and do lots of fun activities.
If I were teaching this lesson this year (I’ll be home with a newborn!), this is the interactive notebook page that I would use. The foldable at the top of the page is from my Teachers Pay Teachers store. I like having this foldable a little smaller, so that I can fit an example at the bottom of the page. I didn’t lose any content by making it smaller, the font size is just a little smaller.
I like to color code the examples in this lesson. I think it helps the students see exactly what is happening.
Notice that the example at the bottom of the page already has “not” in the statement. I think this really makes the students think about what negation means. Some of them want to have the statement say “not not”, because they just want to follow a rule. I think this example helps them understand that the meaning of the sentence changes. If I were teaching advanced students, I think I would make the example something like “Ants are insects.” and also have the students write the conditional statement.
Once I teach this lesson, I really like having my students play my I Have, Who Has Conditional Statements activity. I usually split my students into teams and have them race against each other. It’s a fun game that can be played several times in different ways. I wrote a blog post where you can read about how I play it in my classroom.
I hope this helps you come up with an idea for your own geometry interactive notebook!