1.1 Finding Limits Graphically Foldable - Calculus Interactive Notebook
This resource is the first foldable of the Calculus Interactive Notebook and the first foldable of the Limits Unit. It includes step by step instructions on how to print and fold the foldable. It also includes a Powerpoint of the foldables so you can edit them as needed. The Calculus Interactive Notebook is a valuable tool I use with my students throughout the year.
The purpose of the Calculus Interactive Notebook is to help keep the abundance of information a student learns in AP Calculus in one handy notebook. It is student-made so they have ownership over it, and it is condensed so they don’t have to browse through their whole textbook, which makes it very useful if done correctly. Throughout the year, my students keep their notebooks close by. Therefore, if my students forget how to do something, they can refer to their notebook quickly. It is useful to prepare for exams and to study for the AP Exam.
I have made a foldable for each section in the AP Calculus course. The students will have two pages for one section. One of those pages is for the foldable (the teacher side), and the other page is for the students to write examples on that topic (the student side). I tell my students to write three examples. These examples can be anything that we have discussed in that particular section. I tell my students to summarize that section with the three best examples in their opinion. You could have your students make up the three examples or even offer extra credit if the student provides more than three examples. However, they can only use their page for the examples only.
To see how to prepare the Calculus Interactive Notebook, please click HERE for the initial directions.
My students love their interactive notebooks. Not only is it a great resource, they love making it (especially my creative and visual learners). You won’t believe the number of pictures my freshly graduated students send me that have their Calculus Notebook packed with all their college bound belongings!
I hope you find the notes easy to follow. Please feel free to offer any suggestions on how to make them better as well! Through a community of collaboration, we can better aid our students and their learning process.
All the best,