There are TONS of awesome interactive math notebooks out there. I decided to make my own to suit how I teach math and thought there might be some others out there who teach similar to the way that I teach.
I teach math skill based focusing on one skill a week. Some of the standards are “lumped” together in this interactive notebook. There are two-three pages for each skill that we teach.
• The first page has an “I Can” statement that students are to color, cut and glue into a cheap spiral notebook that is their designated “Math Journal” for the entire year.
• Students will also draw a t chart in their notebooks and then cut out the sort cards and sort them. We complete these on Monday. Students often work in partners or groups for the sort. I then ask students, “How did you sort them and why?” You can also just have students draw a t chart on a dry erase board and sort them there instead of their notebooks.
• Also included are vocabulary cards. Students will cut these out and draw or write a way for them to remember the vocabulary words.
• Finally there is some type of interactive component. These components are designed so that they can be practiced over and over during the week independently or even in guided math groups.
As students complete items they will have a math resource notebook with vocabulary, math helpers and interactive materials by the end of the year. It is a great tool to practice during the summer to keep their skills up.
An added bonus is that student grade level goals can simply be marked with a post-it-note weekly on the skill they need to work on. When volunteers come in the room, students can bring their journal out and they have everything that they need to practice that skill. Journals can also be used as homework if a student needs to practice a specific skill.
Items in this pack are quarterly submissions.
I Can Statements Included Are:
• I can count, write and match numbers to objects to 120.
• I can tell and write time in hours and half hours using analog and digital clocks.
• Can identify the ones and tens digits in a number.
• I can compare numbers using the symbols: <, > and =.
• I can line up small objects that are the same size to measure a large object.
• I can organize three objects by length and compare their sizes.
*Please check out the preview before you buy. :) Make sure it is something that you want. :)