Using Math Foldables: Great Math Center and Guided Math Activities

Posted on February 19, 2011. Filed under: Assessment, Differentiated Instruction, During the Guided Math Lesson, Elementary math, Graphic Organizers, Guided math, Guided Math Introduction, Manipulatives, Math Centers, Math is a Language, Mathematical Proficiency, Multiple Intelligences | Tags: , , , , |

Foldable books can be a great tool for helping students to  organize, display, and arrange information, so that they can practice and master the math they are learning.   Dinah Zike  does some excellent work with foldable books.  Here is a great site that talks about her ideas for math foldable books. Here is a great website with some step by step picture instructions/examples  by Carol DeFreese (scroll down to the middle of the page). Carol has also provided blank foldable templates so you can create your own foldables.  Here is another website with pictures of students’ foldable projects.  Here is a multiplication foldable.  Here is another resource for different types of foldable books. Here is a geometry study unit with foldables for middle school and high school topics.


Intro to foldables

Happy Mathing,

Dr. Nicki


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2 Responses to “Using Math Foldables: Great Math Center and Guided Math Activities”

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Hi Dr. Nicki,

Foldables are fantastic! Teachers have really jumped on using foldables this year. Even our Gr. 6-8 teachers use foldables for order of operations, multiplying and dividing fractions, ratio and proportion, etc. I really like the multiplication foldable because students will actually use it. If there are any foldable-phobics out there, just try this strategy for one math concept. You will definitely use it again.

I think foldables are just great! There are so many possibilities with them. I hope more people start using them because they are a great way for students to learn and review concepts.

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