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The Algebra I&2 Lotus Leaf Notebook contains 16 templates which the teacher photocopies. Each student gets all (16) sixteen (8X11) pages, but in a series of lessons which spans the course of study.
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This product includes one completely assembled Algebra Lotus Leaf Notebook that illustrates the construction techniques and serves as a guide for instructing the hands-on assignments.
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Each page is cut and then folded appropriately, such that it will fit neatly into the previous pages of prior lessons. This is possible because each page is slightly smaller than the previous page.
This creates the Lotus Leaf Notebook for Algebra I.
Portfolios are recommended in order that the students can keep the materials together between sessions. The portfolios become one of the "testing" Rubrics by which classroom activity can be graded in comparison to the other student portfolios.
Felt tips or colored pencils are useful so that students can personalize their LL Notebook, and add notes and comments in the spaces that pertain to particular concepts.
The traditional Algebra I course of study is paralleled by these 16 pages which can be introduced by the teacher when appropriate.
Each page is a couple of Hands-on lessons which the teacher must cover and explain.
The activity, however, is a new feature to the instructional methodology.
Usually, it is merely assumed that the students are following the lectures and making notes accordingly.
Using this technique of a Directed Note Taking, this methodology assures that there will be proper attention to the content of each lesson.
This has been accomplished by passing out these uniform notes which merely require students to cut, fold, and color or highlight various parts of the graphic.
An added feature to this format is that the teachers can see that the whole class is "on the same page," literally.
In each lesson there are identical formats to the Graphic Organizers. Included in each booklet are graphic organizers which are blank. These blank pages are useful as a preliminary exercise. Each student initially is instructed to copy the concepts from the blackboard, in pencil, and in the appropriate blank space on the blank graphic.
The neat, clearly printed Lotus Leaf page that will be passed out after the topic has been thoroughly covered will replace the student's rough copy, and added to the other completed pages.