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- These interactive notebooks are terrific! They are thorough, allow for differentiation, and keep the kids learning and engaged.” - Helane L.Interactive Notebooks are a FUN way to teach and practice math! Why? They differ from traditional note taking, where students focus on copying notes from the t$40.00$50.00Save $10.00
“LOVE LOVE LOVE each of these- my kiddos get tired of worksheets this is a great format easy to print- thorough, and over all an engaging way to get through math concepts.” – Deana D
“These things are so neat! I love the hands-on approach. I use these after I've taught a quick lesson on the topic and the kids are able to do the activities quickly. They love setting everything up and I love that at the end of it, they will get to see all their hard work!”- Jayme O
“I’m not good at math.”
“Math is hard.”
“Math is so boring.”
“I hate math.”
Have you heard this litany of complaints in your classroom? If you’re like most teachers, you probably have. The truth is many kids don’t like math. In fact, one study reported that more than half of all students ranked math as their least favorite subject.
If you’re like me, this makes your inner math-geek sob. And even if you don’t have an inner math-geek (at least not one you are willing to acknowledge), I know you. I know you want to engage your students in math. You want them to see that math can be fascinating and fun!
You stay awake at night, tossing and turning, wondering how to make numbers more exciting and abstract concepts more concrete. And you’ve got the bags under your eyes to prove it. Or maybe that was just me? (Don’t worry, with your impeccable make-up skills no-one is the wiser.)
Well, you can toss that concealer in the trash because your sleepless nights are over! I have the perfect solution for your math class woes: Interactive Notebooks!
Interactive Notebooks are a FUN way to teach and practice math! Why? With traditional note taking, students focus on copying notes from the teacher rather than understanding the material they’re writing down. Interactive Notebooks are different. They require students to interact with (hey-o!) and think about the material.
They are a collection of notes and hands-on activities all bundled into one notebook. The best part is that students LOVE making them and don't even realize they are learning!
Interactive Notebooks are truly interactive. Students practice important math skills by inserting and moving around flaps, foldables, wheels, charts, etc. My students used to call them “scrapbooks”! They love all of the different kinds of activities and multiple modalities help visual and kinesthetic learners.
Interactive notebooks honestly transformed the way I taught because they make it so easy to assess students’ mastery of a topic.
Each notebook provides a great reference for review. Your kids will love looking back at the notebooks they created when it comes time for testing.
And the best part? I designed these for busy teachers like you. So the cuts are super-simple, and there’s no unnecessary coloring. Your kids can quickly cut, glue, and go! If you’ve got kiddos who really want to color you can allow it as a fast finisher activity.
This interactive notebook covers geometry skills. Multiple versions of most activities allows for differentiation. Students can practice the same skill, but at their independent level.
I have included 15 different activities, and they all have multiple versions!
Fifteen different activities
- All About Different Shapes Pockets
- Name the Quadrilateral Flaps
- Name the Shapes Flaps
- Compare & Contrast Flaps
- All About 3D Shapes Pockets
- Geometry Vocabulary Flaps
- Name the 3D Shapes Flap
- Describe 3D Shapes
- Types of Lines Flaps
- Parallel or Perpendicular Sort
- Types of Angles Flaps
- Classifying Angles Flaps
- Measuring Angles Flaps
- Draw the Angle Flaps
- Types of Triangle Flaps
Detailed teacher directions
A picture of each completed activity.
Please see the preview for pictures of some of the activities.
How to Use in the Classroom:
You can use these Interactive Notebooks in a variety of ways. Here are some ideas to inspire you:
•Copy notebooks on different colored paper. This keeps kids interested and makes organization simple.
•Guided math groups: Use during meet the teacher time to review and reteach concepts in small groups. Help your student complete activities on their level.
•Math centers: Place in a center for use during math workshop. Students can complete Interactive notebooks independently during a math center while you work with a small group. This is a great option if you don’t have access to technology.
•Whole group: Select an activity and model how to solve the problems. Project an activity on the whiteboard and work through examples together. Or let students complete independently and share with a partner before you discuss as a class. Use as a whole group activity to reinforce new skills
•Assessment: Easily assess student mastery of skills by reviewing their Interactive Notebooks
- Composition or Spiral Notebooks
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Q: Do you have Interactive Notebooks for other grade levels?
A: We have interactive notebooks for second grade, third grade, and fourth grade.
Q: Do you have other units available for 3rd grade?
A: Yes. You can see our other units HERE.
Q: How can you use these as an assessment tool?
A: Two suggestions for using the Interactive Notebooks as assessments are to do a quick check for mastery as students are completing the activity, or at the end of a unit using a rubric to score it. The time frame would depend on how you move through the skills.
Q: Do you usually just print these on colored paper? Or colored card stock?
A: Yes, colored paper works great! It makes them fun to look at, and nice and easy to see since they are gluing it in their notebooks.
Q: Are these interactive notebooks included in the 3rd grade math centers bundle?
A: No, the math centers bundle and the interactive notebook bundle are two separate products.
Q: If we used all of the interactive notebook pages, would they fit in one composition notebook for the year? Would there still be room for work, or just the notebook pages? Thanks!
A: Yes. There still should be room for work.
Q: How often do you use the interactive notebook each week?
A: I used my interactive notebooks during my math small groups. We would use them once every week or two.
Q: Is a cover included?
A: Yes, there is a file that includes a cover.
Q: Hi! Are these Common Core aligned? Thanks!
A: The activities cover just about every common core standard, but they do not have standards listed on the activities.