Connections in Math
Creating a Math Lapbook begins with the
understanding that Math can
be hands-on, Math can be exciting, Math can be fun. Let's begin by
choosing a topic.
with the same measure that you use, it will be measured back to you.
Signs and Vocabulary
Story Problems and steps to solve
North, South, East, West, Left and Right
Me What You Know
Signs and Vocabulary
Circumference, Diameter, Pi
and Negative Numbers
Uses and Applications
People in Math History
by Step Examples
You Teach Me How
Tools and Uses
for those who love Math
in other Countries
Join me as I
create an example lapbook. Take your time and enjoy the process. Please
don't try to do it all in one day unless that is your only objective
for the day. Even then, take breaks and don't push it.
1. Pick a Topic
For our example lapbook let's go with the
topic of Addition Facts for numbers 1 & 2. After working
the example Addition Facts 1 & 2 you will be able to expand to
whatever facts you choose.
2. Gather the Information to Teach
and Assemble Folders
you are reading this you most likely already know your addition facts
for the numbers 1 and 2 therefore there really isn't anything else to
research or prepare. If for some reason you don't know those
facts....not to worry...here they are.
1 + 0 = 1
1 + 1 = 2
1 + 2 = 3
2 + 0 = 2
2 + 1 = 3
2 + 2 = 4
Also, I want my child to understand the
basic concept that 1 plus any number is the next number.
So now that we have a topic and know what we
want our child to have fun learning let's start putting together the
Click here to learn how to assemble the
folders into a basic lapbook design. Assemble
Math Lapbook Basic Folder Style
3. Gather Supplies and Print or Gather
You are free of course to use whatever
templates you like however, for this example lapbook I will be
referencing these templates.
For this Math lapbook I will use the small star
template, the hexagon
round templates, the vocabulary list templates and the Fact Box
Print and cut out your templates.
You will also need:
· Colored Pencils or Crayons or Markers
Time to Teach
If you are using a standard curriculum
you may have already taught these facts using a traditional rote like
method or by using manipulatives.
If you have not taught the concept of
addition yet begin by introducing the concept.
1. Use the words "Addition" and "Add" and
"Plus" while demonstrating the first fact of 1 + 1 = 2.
2. Demonstrate the fact.
- Write it out on a blackboard or on paper
- Use manipulatives that you have on hand. This
could be something as
simple as using 2 M&M’s or 2 favorite stuffed animals to
more exotic such as 2 buckeyes or 2 trading cards.
- Challenge yourself to make your child
laugh while learning. Make it fun.
- Have your child play it back to you. Let
your child be the teacher.
Using crayons or colored pencils or
markers and any craft like items have your child decorate the cover.
Please keep in mind that beads and thick items on the cover can easily
be knocked off and will make the finished project more difficult to
store. Let your child assert his or her creativity.
5. Decorate the Folder
6. Let's use the templates and put something
into our Math lapbook.
have created a free, printable PDF file for you which includes the
templates and examples of how I would use them in a lapbook. There will
be future updates which will include more detailed instructions and
diagrams....but these should get you started.
On the hexagon
diagram, cut out both pieces and the window viewer. Overlap the two
pieces with the window piece on top. Connect in the middle so that the
top piece can twirl around.
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