I've discovered this one true fact.

**Middle Schoolers**~~like~~ LOVE Post-It notes!!!!

Here's how I taught the lessons of integers. It took a few days to complete the four operations, BUT we not only had fun, we learned our rules and can now look back at them any time we need to!

__Materials:__

- 4 different bright colors of Post-Its
- Sharpie
- Math Journal

__Procedure:__

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*Before class, I had pre-written on each post-it to save time, but you can also have students write on their own during class too.*

- Write one operational symbol on each color of Post-It. (i.e. + on pink, - on yellow, etc)
- Have them grouped ready to be passed out following the warm-up so that each student recieves four Post-Its.
- Students will place ALL FOUR Post-Its on ONE page as shown:
- Have students trace around each Post-It to give a defined space when removing each note to write the integer rules underneath.
- Add appropriate rules under each note and complete examples on following pages.
- Once all Post-Its are complete, have a page dedicated to "Mixed Review" as most students get confused between (- 3)(- 4) and (- 3) - 4

Happy integer note-taking! :)

this was SO helpful! im in pre-algebra and i was having such a hard time with integers! thanks so much!!!

ReplyDeleteI love this! Definitely going to repeat in my classroom! Thank you for your insight.

ReplyDeleteawesome....I homeschool and was needing something to help my kinesthetic learner...this will work! he loves doing things like this in his journal....

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