Interactive notebooks combine traditional notes with interactive hands-on activities that require students to think deeply about math concepts. Students love the manipulative nature of these activities and teachers love that they make assessment easy. Interactive notebooks are great for visual and kinesthetic learners and they are a great tool for differentiated instruction.
According to one study, more than half of all kids reported that math is their least favorite subject. But my Growing Bundle of Interactive Notebooks shows students that math can be fascinating and fun. Instead of passively copying down notes, interactive notebooks require students to interact with and think about the material which leads to deeper conceptual understanding.
The best part is that students LOVE making them and don't even realize they are learning! They practice important math skills by inserting and moving around flaps, foldables, wheels, charts, etc. They love all of the different parts and multiple modalities.
These notebooks are easy to use and don’t waste valuable class time. The cuts are super-simple. There’s no unnecessary coloring. Students can quickly cut, glue, and go!
This is currently a growing bundle, which means it’s not quite complete. When you purchase this growing bundle, you will get immediate access to all of the currently available Interactive Notebooks. And when additional notebooks are released you will automatically get access to those at no additional charge.
When complete, this huge, money-saving bundle will include 10 Math Interactive Notebook files that include oodles of activities with directions, and pictures of completed pages! Purchased individually, all 10 notebooks would cost you $50! So this bundle is an amazing deal. And right now, while we are still adding notebooks to the bundle, you can get the growing bundle for just $30. That’s savings on top of savings!
See the list below to learn which math skills are included for your students to learn.
- Place Value Vocabulary Flaps
- Place Value Vocabulary Puzzles
- Place Value Strips
- Base Ten Block Flaps
- Expanded Form Flaps
- Word Form Flaps
- Writing Numbers Chart
- Roll-It Flaps
- Value of a Number Flaps
- Number Relationship Flaps
- Place Value Puzzles
- Making New Numbers Flaps
- Powers of Ten Chart
- Multiplying By Powers of Ten Wheels
- Less Than or Greater Than Flaps
- Ordering Numbers Flaps
- Rounding Flaps
- Rounding Sort
- Equation & Algebra Vocabulary Flaps
- Equation & Algebra Vocabulary Match Flaps
- Order of Operations Strips
- Write the Exponent Flaps
- Exponent Puzzles
- Exponent Flaps
- Evaluation Basic Expression Flaps
- Expressions with Grouping Symbols Flaps
- Evaluating Complex Expressions Flaps
- Grouping Matters Flaps
- Writing Expressions Flaps
- Writing Variable Expression Flaps
- Solving Known Variable Expression Flaps
- Unknown Variable Equations Flaps
- Variable Word Problem Flaps
- Graphing Equations Match
- Multiplication Strategy Cards
- Multiplication Vocabulary Flaps
- Multiplication Vocabulary Puzzles
- Factor Pairs Flaps
- Multiples Flaps
- Prime & Composite Chart
- Prime & Composite Flaps
- Property Sort
- Prime Factorization Flaps
- Multiplying By 100s & 1,000s Triangles
- Find the Missing Factor Flaps
- Multiplication Flaps 2-Digit By 2-Digit
- Roll-It Multiplication 2-Digit By 2-Digit
- Word Problem Flaps 2-Digit By 2-Digit
- Multiplication Flaps 3 or 4-Digit By 2-Digit
- Roll-It Multiplication 3 or 4-Digit By 2-Digit
- Word Problem Flaps 3 or 4-Digit By 2-Digit
- Multiplication Flaps 3 or 4-Digit By 3-Digit
- Roll-It Multiplication 3 or 4 Digit By 3-Digit
- Word Problem Flaps 3 or 4-Digit By 3-Digit
- Estimating Product Flaps 3 or 4-Digit By 2-Digit
- Estimating Products Flaps 3 or 4-Digit By 3-Digit
- Multiplication Error Analysis Flaps
- Multiplication-Step Word Problem Flaps
- Division Strategy Cards
- Division Vocabulary Flaps
- Division Vocabulary Match
- Divisibility Rules Chart
- Divisibility Flaps
- Divisibility Pocket
- Division Without Remainders Flaps
- Division Without Remainders Word Problem Flaps
- Division With Remainders Flaps
- Interpret the Remainder Flaps
- Division With Remainders Word Problem Flaps
- Division Roll-It
- Quotient Sort
- Remainder Sort
- Dividing by 10 Flaps
- Find the Missing Factor Flaps
- In & Out Division Table Flaps
- Estimating Quotients Using Compatible Numbers Flaps
- Multiply or Divide? Flaps
- Multiple-Step Word Problem Flaps
- Fraction Vocabulary Flaps
- Fraction Vocabulary Match
- Fraction Tiles Chart
- Ordering Fractions Flaps
- Fractions and Benchmarks Flaps
- Rolling Equivalent Fractions Chart
- Equivalent Fractions Flaps
- Complete the Equivalency Flaps
- Mixed and Improper Fractions Flaps
- Simplifying Fractions Triangles
- Simplifying Fractions Flaps
- Adding Fractions with Like Denominators Flaps
- Adding Fractions with Unlike Denominators
- Adding Fractions Word Problem Flaps
- Subtracting Fractions with Like Denominators Flaps
- Subtracting Fractions with Unlike Denominators
- Subtracting Fractions Word Problem Flaps
- Adding Mixed Numbers Flaps
- Subtracting Mixed Numbers Flaps
- Adding and Subtracting Mixed Numbers Word Problem Flaps
Fractions Part 2
Data & Graphing
All Interactive Notebooks also include:
- Detailed teacher directions
- A picture of each completed activity
- Multiple versions of each 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
- Review: Each notebook also provides a great reference for review. Your kids will love looking back at the notebooks they created when it comes time for testing.
- Interactive notebooks make differentiation easy, if a student needs extra support you can allow them to use their notebook as a resource during independent work or even during assessments,
- Provide additional support to students by completing interactive notebooks in a teacher-directed small group.
- There are multiple versions of most activities, so you can select the appropriate number of pages for each student to complete.
❤️❤️ Why You Will LOVE It ❤️❤️
❤️ Cuts are super simple
❤️ No unnecessary coloring
❤️ Interacting with materials (rather than just copying down notes) results in deeper learning
❤️ Multiple activities make it easy to differentiate for all learners
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Q: Do you have Interactive Notebooks for other grade levels?
Q: Do you have individual units available for 5th 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 5th-grade math centers bundle?
A: No, the math centers bundle and the interactive notebooks are 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: Are these Common Core aligned?
A: The activities cover just about every common core standard, but they do not have standards listed on the activities.