Are you having trouble getting your students to take effective notes during math lessons? Are you looking for quick activities that can be completed in a math journal or at the end of a lesson as a check for understanding? If so, these activities are for you.
This product contains two separate components: scaffolded notes and interactive notebook activities.
These math journal and/or note-taking activities introduce geometry students to proofs. They can be used for introduction of topics or to reflect/review what you have covered in class discussion. The problems listed in this activity packet build nicely on each other if introduced in the order that they appear. Our students enjoy filling them out and organizing them in their math journals so that they can refer back to them throughout the year. These activities are a great way to promote writing in math. Keys for scaffolded notes are included for reference.
Scaffolded Note Sheets with Sample Teacher Keys are included for the following topics:
What is a proof?
Formal Proofs (Two-Column Proofs)
Steps for Writing a Formal Proof
Example of an Informal Proof Using Algebra
Review: Properties of Equality for Real Numbers
Which property justifies the statement?
Simple Algebra Problems: Solve and Justify
Justifying the Steps for Algebra Problems
Solve and Justify the Steps for Each Algebra Problem
Write it Out: Simple Proof with Segment Addition
Cut it Out: Simple Proof with Segment Addition
Write it Out: Informal Proof (Segment Addition)
Cut it Out: Writing a Two-Column Proof (Segment Addition)
Write it Out: Simple Proof with Angle Addition
Cut it Out: Simple Proof with Angle Addition
Write it Out: Informal Proof(Angle Addition)
Cut it Out: Writing a Two-Column Proof (Angle Addition)
Your Turn: Simple Proof with Complementary Angles
Your Turn: Writing a Two-Column Proof (Supplementary Angles)
Plus 5 Interactive Math Notebook Foldable Activities. Please check out our preview for a closer look!
Other Geometry Activities
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