My students need these supplies, composition notebooks and glue sticks for building their Interactive Student Notebooks. This is the "textbook" they build all year that has all their notes needed for my class.
I teach at a magnet school that has grades 6 through 12. My students come from 36 different towns and even more schools/curricula before they come to us. I teach math in an urban setting.
My goal is to make Algebra and Geometry as approachable as possible and for my students to feel successful in a subject many of them have struggled with for years.
Many of my students come from low-income or single-income houses where they eat two meals a day at school. I want their math work to make sense so it doesn't add to the stresses of their life. I try to infuse fun into their work, but my main goal is to teach them that hard work will get you to your goals.
My students don't have a traditional textbook, so we create a resource using the composition notebooks throughout the year with all of the formulas, definitions, examples, step-by-step instructions that they need to be successful in the course.
Everything we learn is put into this notebook in a fun way with a foldable, flip-book, or graphic organizer.
Each page has a different organizer that needs to be glued in and we go through tons of glue sticks each year. The fun visuals help students remember the information as well. They use these marble composition notebooks daily to reference their notes and help them in their classwork/homework/quizzes and tests. They need to learn to be resourceful and need to know where to look for what they need. This notebook helps with that and their general organization.
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