Math Interactive Student Notebook A Key Element to Success in Math Class with Mrs. Sanders This is a modified PowerPoint of a PowerPoint originally shared by Melinda Gannon.
Have you ever heard yourself say . . . I can't find my . . . notes, homework, old quizzes . . . I can't remember what we did in class yesterday. I'm sure its in . . . my locker . . . my book bag . . . my room . . . I was absent last week, did I miss anything?
Keep it all together with your Interactive Notebook!
What is an Interactive Notebook? • A personalized, clear textbook • A working portfolio -- all of your notes, classwork, etc. -- in one convenient spot
Left Side – Right Side Orientation LEFT SIDE RIGHT SIDE Right side items are the student’s . . . REFLECTIONS Left side items are items from the teacher and text to be . . . LEARNED
Left Side • Left is for learnablecontent! • The left side “belongs” to Mrs. Sanders and the text. • The left side has “testable” information.
Examples of Teacher Left Side Content • Notes, usually in the Cornell note-taking format • Handouts • Graphic organizers • Example problems worked out with written “running” commentary • Content to go on a math foldable
Right Side • The right is for “reflection.” • The right side belongs to YOU! • The right side is where you record your PROCESSINGofthe teacher-provided notes, handouts, etc. (i.e. of the left side items).
Examples of Student Right Side Work/Products • Guided practice • Graphic organizers • Foldables • Your re-writing of notes into your own language and/or with illustrations
More Examples of Right Side Work/Products • Math journal entries (e.g. about real-world math, about the assigned Internet math practice homework) • Creative math memory hooks • Mental math models (e.g. a story about “good guys leaving” and “bad guys leaving” to explain pos/neg integer multiplication)
Extra Credit Right Side Work/Products NOTE: These are graded by detailed rubrics. • math riddles (especially for geometry) • student-created math games requiring math expertise (both to create and play the game; can involve dice, spinners, etc.) • poems/raps to aid memory of concepts or algorithms • etc.
sample re-write of class notes into right-sideMISN format source: http://ideasite.net/math/ . . . in your own language!
Sample Math Memory Hook with Illustration source: http://ideasite.net/math/
Student Supplies • Math textbook • One-inch binder(math-class-only) • M.I.S.N. =a plastic or laminatedbradded folder with pockets, filled with120 pages of loose leaf paper • Your own “whiteboard” (i.e. a sheet of white cardstock in a heavy duty sheet protector) • pencil bag of supplies (see next slide)
Pencil Bag Contents • Pencils • Mechanical pencil sharpener (must catch its own shavings) • Whiteboard marker, map pencils, red grading pen • Scissors, protractor, compass, glue, calculator
Maintaining the Interactive Notebook • IMPORTANT: To help it last and keep it from getting lost, store your interactive notebook safely away in the FRONT POCKET of your Math-Class-Only Binder. • Date and number each page (L1, R1, L2, R2, L3, etc.). • No doodling that doesn’t relate to notes • No ripped out pages or torn corners
Test Your MISN Knowledge Can you mentally fill in the blanks below and mentally “circle” the correct words? The right side is for _____________. It is for input/output. (circle one) from the _________. The left side is for _______ _______. It is for input/output. (circle one) from the _________.