Earlier, I had gone through some of my old math lab materials, looking for some things to send to someone who is teaching a Math Lab this year. I found a whole set of graphic organizers/guided notes I use with my lab students. They really like them because it makes the content fairly explicit and helps them to make connections they might not otherwise make. I pulled out one on the angle relationships created when a transversal crosses a set of parallel lines (I've used it for years and don't know where I got it; if it's yours, let me know and I'll cite you). It looks like this:
Transversals Guided Notes
And here's what it looked like when filled in (after some hands-on activities and practice) and glued into our notebooks.
|When opened like this, students see the same of the relationship and they can see if it is supplementary or congruent. Facing that page is a blank diagram so they can practice finding the angle pairs.|
|After they name the angle pair, they open that flap to see if they were correct. I like this; it gives them immediate feedback.|
|All folded up, ready to be taped into their notebooks.|
Since this was my first foldable and I'm still learning (Julie-you forgot to tell us how looooooong it takes to get everything organized and lined up just right! :)), I would love feedback. Where could I improve on the design? Would there be a better placement of information so that it would be even more useful to our students? And - for those of you who are farther along on this journey than I am - do you have any hints for streamlining the process?
Here's the front....
Here's the back...