Quadrilaterals INB Pages - Part 1

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.

You can read about the rest of this unit here!

Exponents INB Pages

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

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

Angles in Polygons INB Pages

I feel like I’ve been so focused on Algebra 1 lately that Geometry has been on the back burner!  I have so many Geometry INB pages to share.

I used three pages for my Angles in Polygons lesson.  I don’t typically use that many pages for a lesson, but it happened.  I prefer to do a two-page spread for each lesson.  That’s my fav.

First, I gave my students a table with polygons and spaces for the number of sides, number of internal triangles, and the angle sum.  This is a pretty common page (I think everyone has some version of this!), but you can find mine here.  By the time we got to the hexagon, my students were tired of it and had figured out the pattern.  Every year my kids have thought this was lame.  Either my delivery with this part of the lesson is incredibly boring (quite possible!) or I need to come up with something a little different.

Angles in Polygons Interactive Notebook Investigation Activity for Geometry

Then, we completed this foldable for all of the different formulas for the interior and exterior angles.  We had talked about them on the previous page, but this foldable just put it all together more neatly.  There were also practice problems inside.  I wrote a few notes at the top of the page too.  See the whiteout smudge?  I was asking a student nicely (ahem, stern teacher voice) to stop talking while I was talking, and I started writing what I was saying to the kid.  Everyone thought that was funny…  Me, not so much.

angles in polygons foldable for geometry interactive notebooks

Lastly, I gave my students this sheet of practice problems.  I gave them a few minutes to work with their partners and told them to skip around.  Then, I interrupted them (for time sake) and we went over it as a class.

 *free*  angles in polygons practice page for geometry interactive notebooks