I made these foldables into booklets to paste into the notebook. I only paste things on the right side of each page. The first two pages of the interactive notebook contain the table of contents. We update this table of contents whenever we add in a new entry. I save the left side of each page for relevant vocabulary they may need to understand the foldable. For example, on these pages, we added the vocabulary for denominator, numerator, mixed number, and improper fraction. My students are very good at simplifying fractions so I felt it was enough just to write, “simplify” on the foldable instead of going into details.
I created a few examples and the students filled in the pages with the examples as we did them together on the smartboard. Then the students practiced on their own. When they would ask me a question, I would just refer them to the correct spot on the foldable. After a few times, the students started using them to answer their own questions. It was amazing.
Since these are powerpoint presentations, I just made the words right side up when presenting to the kids. That way they could see exactly where to write the notes on their own foldable.
Here is an example of one of my students notes:
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