Feel free to use the images and/or video to help your students create their w-shaped accordion foldable.
You need enough copy paper and writing utensils for your class.
It is important to create your foldable ahead of time, that way you aren’t trying to come up with something on the spot.
I find it very helpful to have multiple foldables with various states of completion. That way, you can show a little at a time, but don’t have to worry about writing everything down while your students are.
Now that you don’t have to spend all of your time in the same spot writing, you can monitor your class better by moving around the room. Take this opportunity to make sure everyone is on task and that no one needs help.
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Check out some foldables that I made using this template:
This is an example of a coordinate plane foldable for use in an interactive math notebook.
How can you make it?
First, make sure that you cut your graph paper so it is a perfect square. Next, fold all four corners to the middle. Write the Quadrant Numbers on the Outside. Then, draw an x- and y-axis on the inside. After that, show examples of points in all quadrants and on the x- and y- axis. Be sure to include the positive and negative directions.
To get the first picture that says, “Coordinate Plane”, fold quadrants I and II down on top of quadrants III and IV. This foldable takes up hardly any space in your interactive math notebook when it is complete. It is a great resource to refer to all year!