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Students will be cutting and gluing 12 gumball machines according to their probability or likelihood of randomly choosing a gumball. There are 2 versions: (1) Black & white, and (2) Color.

These look great hang up around the classroom or on bulletin boards!

You can purchase my gumball machine activity by clicking HERE.

I am thrilled to announce that I am creating wheel foldables for 5th grade! My popular foldables were only available for 6th grade and up, but now I am adding 5th grade ones. My first 5th grade wheel foldable is on rounding decimals!

This foldable has four layers: (1) Cover, (2) Rounding to Tenths, (3) Rounding to Hundredths, and (4) Rounding to Thousandths.

There are also two versions: (1) answer key template and (2) fill-in template. This foldable is a great handheld study tool or can be glued into students' interactive notebooks.

In addition, students can personalize their wheel foldables by coloring them. If time is limited, print the wheel foldable on colored paper. Your students will love this!

You can purchase my wheel foldable by clicking HERE.

I can't tell you how many times I have been asked by students "why" they are solving two-step equations by the procedure that we teach them (adding the opposite, and etc). I decided to make a balance beam activity that shows "why" we add the opposite.

Students will be solving 4 problems on two-step equations using visual representation with a balance.

They will need 4 coloring supplies (markers, colored pencils, or crayons). I like to use red for negatives, green for positives, brown for "x", and black to cancel out opposites.

There are 4 versions: (1) colored with boxes, (2) colored with no boxes, (3) black & white with boxes, and (4) black & white with no boxes. You can decide which version fits your classroom needs.

You can hang up on a bulletin board!

You can purchase my resource by clicking HERE.

There are 2 pages for each concept. The first page introduces the concept and provides notes. The second page is "Your Turn" where students will perform practice problems, and demonstrate their newly acquired knowledge.

The completion dates for each unit is given below. Please note that these dates will give me enough time to complete each unit. If the units are completed before these dates, then they will be uploaded sooner.

Unit 1 – Operations & Algebraic Thinking

Unit 2 – Number & Operations in Base Ten

Unit 3 – Number & Operations–Fractions (September 30, 2019)

Unit 4 – Measurement & Data (November 4, 2019)

Unit 5 – Geometry (January 6, 2020)

The breakdown of each unit is given below. Please note that this is a rough draft. I will add some more concepts as I complete each unit. Hence, the outline may change a little bit.

Unit 1 – Operations & Algebraic Thinking

· Evaluating Expressions (Containing Parentheses, Brackets, or Braces)

· Writing Expressions Containing Numerals and Symbols

· Translating Expressions Containing Parentheses

· Graphing Patterns (Graphs of Rules)

· Writing Expressions from a Table of Values (Determining Relationship between Input and Output)

Unit 2 – Number & Operations in Base Ten

· Digit Value with Decimals

· Comparing Digit Place Values

o Multiplying and Dividing in Base Ten

o Word Problems in Base Ten

o Multiples of 10, 100, and 1000

· Read, write, and compare decimals to thousandths

· Expanded Notation to Numeric Form

· Numeric Form to Expanded Notation

· Rounding Decimals

· Multiplying Multi-Digit Whole Numbers

· Whole Number Quotients

· Adding & Subtracting Decimals

· Dividing Decimals

· Multiplying Decimals

Unit 3 – Number & Operations - Fractions

· Adding & Subtracting Fractions

· Word Problems involving Operations on Fractions

· Word Problems involving Mixed Numbers

· Multiplying a Fraction with a Whole Number

· Multiplying Fractions

· Area of Rectangle with Fractional Lengths

· Comparing Size of the Product of Fractions

· Exploring and Explaining Size Comparison of Fractions

· Real World Problems with Multiplication of Fractions & Mixed Numbers

· Dividing Fractions by Whole Numbers and Vice Versa

· Real World Problems involving Division of Fractions

Unit 4 – Measurement & Data

· Converting Measurements Units

· Creating Line Plots

· Intro to Volume

· Intro to Unit Cube

· Measuring Volume using Unit Cubes

· Calculating Volume of Rectangular Prisms

Unit 5 – Geometry

· Intro to Coordinate System

· Graphing Points

· Classifying Two-Dimensional Figures (Word Problems)

· Classifying Shapes (Given Pictures)

If you are interested in purchasing my 5th grade math interactive notebook click HERE.

There are 2 versions: (1) fill-in, and (2) answer key. The flipbook goes over numeric form, expanded form, expanded notation, and word form.

I love the fill-in version because it will give students a certain form and they will have to determine the other forms. For example, for problem:

#1 - Students are given the numeric form and need to find the expanded form, expanded notation, and word form.

#2 - Students are given the expanded form and need to find the numeric form, expanded notation, and word form.

#3 - Students are given the expanded notation and need to find the numeric form, expanded form, and word form.

#4 - Students are given the word form and need to find the numeric form, expanded form, and expanded notation.

#5 - Students are given the numeric form and need to find the expanded form, expanded notation, and word form.

This makes it great practice for the students and they learn how easy it to to convert from all of the forms!

You can purchase my place value chart flipbook by clicking HERE.

I used the second version (color) and printed from my personal printer. The colors are so bright and pop!

I laminated the borders so that I can keep them looking great during the school year, and use them year after year.

There are 36 borders in total (9 bottom, 9 top, 9 left, and 9 right).

Each border has a various 7th grade math concept on it. You do not have to use all of the borders. You can also use them "reminders" in students math interactive notebooks.

For the size of the borders, there are 3 borders that fit on a 8.5" x 11" paper. If you want to increase the size, you can change your printer settings to make the borders larger by a certain percent.

Again, there are so many possibilities. You will love how colorful and useful these borders are. You can purchase these borders by clicking HERE.

__Math Webquests!!!__
Oh my gosh! I am so excited to show you all my newest line of products!!! My newest line includes math webquests!!! Yes, webquests!!! My webquests are ABSOLUTELY AMAZING because they turn your classroom into a more student centered classroom! You will be amazed at how well organized my webquests are! Also, they are perfect whenever you have a sub, or need a day to grade papers or etc.

Right now, I have a growing bundle for my 8th grade math webquests. There will be a total of 10 webquests. Currently, 2 of the 10 webquests are completed. You will be able to download the 2 webquests right now, and the rest as they are completed:

(1) Irrationals vs Rationals

(2) Converting a Fraction into a Repeating Decimal, and Vice Versa

(3) Exponent Properties (COMPLETED)

(4) Slope Given a Graph, Table, or 2 Points (COMPLETED)

(5) Slope-Intercept Form

(6) Writing Linear Equations

(7) Systems of Equations

(8) Intro to Transformations

(9) Congruence

(10) Pythagorean Theorem

The webquests have a PDF file containing a student template and an answer key template. In addition, each concept will include a short quiz.

You can see an example of one of my free webquests by clicking HERE.

ALL WEBQUESTS WILL BE COMPLETED BY JULY 2019.

Why are my webquests worth every penny?

1.) I not only create the pdf for the student template and answer key, but I create ALL of the information and videos on the website! It is my own personal website so I am in charge of all the information posted on my site!

2.) Webquests are a great way to introduce information to students! It has been stated many times that children learn the most when they write down information. My webquests will help students retain information, and provide them with plenty of examples!

3.) The webquests are excellent to use when you have a sub! All of the answers for the student templates can be easily found on my website!

If I purchase now, how do I get the webquests?

After purchasing my growing bundle, you will look under "My Purchases" for any updates throughout the next weeks / month. You will find that the file will be updated with each webquest after it has been completed.

You can purchase my webquests bundle by clicking HERE.

Students are always asking if they can use notes during a test. My answer has always been no. Yet after years of teaching, I've thought why shouldn't I allow them to use notes? We are trying to have students apply information, instead of just memorization. So I have decided to create small math booklets that students can use during their tests. And guess what?! I LOVE them!!!

Cover of Booklet |

Don't want to use them for tests? No problem! Use them to study!

The booklets are the perfect size, and provide information in an organized manner. There is also a page for "Table of Contents" and "Practice Problems".

You can decide if you want to laminate this cover! |

Perfect size and great for studying or using during a test! |

So much organized information on Number Sense! |

The booklet goes over the major concepts for 7th grade number sense. This includes:

-Adding and Subtracting Integers

-Multiplying and Dividing Integers

-Adding and Subtracting Fractions

-Multiplying and Dividing Fractions

-Adding and Subtracting Decimals

-Multiplying and Dividing Decimals

-Absolute Value

-Least Common Multiple (LCM)

-Greatest Common Factor (GCF)

This resource includes 2 versions of my 7th Grade Math Number Sense Booklet. You can decide whichever version you want to use. The first version needs construction paper while the second version does not need construction paper.

If interested, you can purchase my booklet HERE.

Please let me know if you have any questions at mathindemand@hotmail.com.

Did I mention that I am posting it for FREE?! I love my interactive notebook pages and I want you to see how organized and detailed they are!

These pages go over three pyramids: square pyramid, rectangular pyramid, and triangular pyramid. The formulas for the volume of these pyramids are on the left page.

The second page has students calculating the volume of the pyramids.

By the way, make sure to follow my newsletter because I will be making a matching freebie on the Volume of Prisms!

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__What is an interactive notebook (INB)?__

An interactive notebook is an organized notebook filled with lecture notes, interactive activities, and/or reflection activities. The extent to how many interactive and reflection activities varies depending on each teachers’ preferences. Most of the interactive activities range from foldables to cut-out activities. The reflection activities can be as simple as a quick write up, self reflection, brainstorming, or a drawing. Some teachers might not even ask students to complete reflection activities, or if they do, they might not do it to the extent of what other teachers feel is necessary to actually benefit from an interactive notebook. That is why if you scavenge the internet looking for ideas on how to do a interactive notebook you will find so many different templates out there. You might read that some teachers require students put information that they are given (for example, lecture notes or lab worksheets) on the left side (called “teacher input” side) and on the right side what they create (called “student response” or “output” and an example would be like a quick write up or some kind of reflection). Some teachers might even reverse the order.

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__What do I need if I want my students to start an interactive notebook?__In order to start an interactive notebook, you will need students to buy a notebook (or binder) and glue. I always provide scissors and crayons (or colored pencils) for my students. I’ve heard some teachers say that they buy a big pack of glue sticks and sell them to students for the same price that they bought them for at the store. I haven’t had much issues with this because students are also doing interactive notebooks for other subjects so they always have their glue with them that they purchased in the beginning of the year.

Now, you can decide if you would like students to complete their interactive notebooks in a spiral notebook, composition notebook, or binder.

**If you decide to use a spiral notebook, I recommend using a college rules sheets that has at least 150 pages. The pages will fit perfectly in the spiral notebook.**

__Option 1 - Spiral Notebook__:**Most teachers like to use composition notebooks in their classroom because the notebooks are smaller and less expensive.**

__Option 2 - Composition Notebook__:I constantly get asked if my interactive notebook pages will fit in a composition notebook. My answer is yes, but with certain options. As you can see from the picture below, my pages hang over a little bit. Yet, this is only the border. So you have two options.

The two options are that: (1) You can cut the border (which is only for decoration anyways) and it will fit perfectly, OR (2) fold the page and glue down the bottom. If you decide to do option 2, you can have students fold it with the concept showing. Students can still see what the concept is instead of it folded half way.

You can also write the concept on the top of the page so that it is very noticeable.

**If you hate glue sticks then this might be the best option for you. Students still need to use some glue for the little foldables but it is far less than with a notebook. You just need to print the interactive notebook pages with three hole punches. Saves class time for any class that is limited with time.**

__Option 3 - Binder__:It is up to you on which option you think would work best for your classroom. I have used all 3 options and they all have their own pros and cons.

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__What is your routine for using interactive notebooks? How do you use implement them in your classroom? Where do pages go?__Every math concept in my interactive notebook comes with two pages: (1) Left side is introduction and (2) right side is practice ("Your Turn").

Before I get started with instruction, I pass out both pages to my students and have them cut and glue the pages in their notebooks (or binder). I have students write down the page number on the bottom of the corner (either left or right) and have students fill in the table of contents.

If I am limited with time, I will start the instruction and tell students to make sure to glue the pages in their notebook as part of their homework.

After students have glued the pages:

- I will project the first page of the concept onto my SmartBoard and fill out the information while students fill out the same information on their copy. I always move at their pace and check for understanding throughout the lesson (Another option is that you could also project the answer key and go over the material. You could use a screen to cover the next portion as you are going through each part).
- After completing the first page, I make sure to ask if there are any questions and check for understanding before I move onto the second page.
- Students will quietly complete the second page also called "Your Turn" page. I like to walk around the classroom and check for understanding while students are completing the problems. After students have completed the problems quietly, I will do "team talk". This means that students will compare their answers with another classmate (I have already assigned their "team talk" partner in the beginning of the year which is the person that they are sitting next to in class). This allows my students to communicate and share their answers which results in more confident students.
- As students are "team talking," I will walk around the classroom and assign a problem to the students so that they can complete the problem on the board.
- After completing the problems, students will now write their reflection. My students are informed from day 1 that they need to write a good reflection other than "I learned math" or etc. I will walk around the classroom and read students' reflections. Students cannot put their notebooks away until they receive a stamp for completing the reflection.

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__What is a notebook starter?__
All of my notebooks come with a notebook starter. The notebook started is my "unit 0". This unit is a great way for students to start their notebooks. These include classroom rules (or classroom expectations), notebook expectations, grading rubric, setting goals, a look back at goals, reflections page, table of contents, and unit overview.

**Syllabus / Classroom Rules (Expectations)**– It is important that students have your syllabus and classroom expectations in their interactive notebooks so that they can always look back at them. I have students sign my classroom expectations page so that they know what they will be held accountable for if they disobey my expectations.**Notebook Expectations**– I want my students to know my expectations on how they will construct their interactive notebooks. This is important for students’ to know that their notebooks will be used in my classroom daily and that it is their responsibility to take care of their notebook.

**Grading Rubric**– It is important that students are informed on how their interactive notebooks will be graded. A grading rubric will break down categories and let students know how many points each category is worth.

**Setting Goals**– You can have students set goals many times throughout the year. I normally have students set goals every quarter.

**Looking Back at Goals**– Students need a way to look back at goals that they set and determine if they achieved those goals. If not, they need to question how they could have achieved those goals, and what they need to do differently next time to make sure they can obtain their goals.

**Reflections Page**– Students should be making reflections every lesson. Students need to be able to reflect by written response, drawing a visual picture, or giving an example.

**Table of Contents**– This allows students to easily locate information in their notebook. The interactive notebooks can get very big with lots of important information. The table of contents will help the students access information that they need by looking up the concept and page number.

**Unit Overview**- This allows students to know standards, essential questions, vocabulary, and important test dates that are in the upcoming unit. It is great for students to have all of this information in the same spot and be able to know exactly what they will be learning in the next few weeks or so. I also love having students write in the dates of their pre-test and post-test so that students can not come to class and complain that they didn't know that there was a test.

You can get my Algebra notebook starter (unit 0) for free by CLICKING HERE.

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__What are the pros of using an interactive notebook?__- Students take ownership when they have put time and effort into their interactive notebooks.
- Interactive notebooks are a great way to have students establish goals and monitor students’ progress in achieving those goals.
- The interactive notebooks are organized by a table of contents that allows students to easily find a concept by looking for the page number.
- Students can write reflections about what they learned or took away from the lesson.
- The interactive notebooks are a great study tool to have before a test.
- Students can always reference back to their interactive notebooks to help them when they have a question on homework, classwork, or etc.

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__Where do students store their interactive notebooks?__
It depends on the teacher. I have used interactive notebooks for many years and each year I like to try something new to see which way works best. This year, I have students be responsible for their notebooks and they have to bring them to class everyday. I have not had any issues with students bringing notebooks because they know that we are working in them daily. I firmly believe that if you are consistent in using interactive notebooks then students will see how much they are used in the classroom and will bring them to class. They will not forget them at home. Yet, if you do have 1 or 2 students that forget them at home, then you can tell them that they will need to make sure to pay close attention to where the page goes and complete the gluing at home.

Now, the binders were very easy for me to store in my classroom in an organized way. I have bookcases in the back of my classroom and I placed labels for each period. Students knew exactly where to place them according to their period. In the beginning of the school year, I had students create a side label with their name on it. I placed their label with their name on it, on the side of their binder. Hence, it was extremely easy for students to see their name and grab their interactive notebooks when they were placed in the bookcase.

You can see an another example of a math interactive notebook as a binder below:

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__How do you grade your interactive notebooks?__
Interactive notebooks are usually around 15%-25% of a student's overall grade. I grade interactive notebooks by using my grading rubric (as shown earlier).

I grade by organization and completeness. I assign a certain amount of points to each category below:

- Students work is neat and organized
- Vocabulary words or important facts are highlighted
- Effective use of colors
- Pages are where they need to be
- Work is completed
- Reflections are completed

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__How is my interactive notebooks any different than others?__
My interactive notebooks are not the same as the traditional interactive notebooks. My interactive notebooks are more organized, and are an excellent way to introduce and reinforce math concepts. My notebooks are a great study tool and provide a reference for any struggling students. Students will be engaging and learning far more using my interactive notebook than others.

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__How many interactive notebooks do you have?__
I have math interactive notebooks that range from 6th grade to high school. You can click on the links below to purchase my notebooks.

You can see a video on my 7th grade interactive notebook by CLICKING HERE.
You can see a video on my Algebra interactive notebook by CLICKING HERE.

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