"Miss, why are we cutting and pasting? Do you think we're babies?"

Then within a few weeks, my consumer math seniors would be pretty into building their interactive notebooks. And not one student lost a notebook over the years. I believe this ownership was built along with the cutting, coloring, arranging and pasting. Their notebooks became something my students didn't want to lose because of all the work they represented. Though the cutting and pasting does take more time than typical math notes, I feel this tradeoff is well worth it.

Linear equations foldables |

Do your students enjoy building interactive notebooks? Or maybe you haven't yet tried them and are interested in learning about the benefits. To me, that ownership is the main benefit. Kids like and deserve getting creative, and math is a good a place as any for a little creativity.

In this post, I want to show you some of the interactive notebook foldables I've made over the years for students of all ages. They can all stand alone as flipbooks. Each comes together with scissors and a stapler.