Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Functions, Domain, and Range Foldable

Recently, I've gotten pretty excited about foldables.  I'm not using them exclusively for notes, but I'm using them to summarize big topics here and there.  Pretty colored just makes me happy (after all, my other blog is all about paper crafting) and I love that foldables keep students from being overwhelmed by having too much information on a page.

I went crazy today and made two three foldables for use in the upcoming days.  This one summarizes functions, domain, and range.  I've dabbled briefly in these topics before, but this is the first time I'm teaching it full-out since this is my first year teaching Algebra I.   

The completed foldable will be stapled to notebook paper so students can store it in their binders.

To make your own foldable like this, you need three sheets of paper.  I chose to use different colors but you could easily use white for everything.  Hold all three sheets in the portrait orientation.  On one sheet, measure 3" from the top and fold (green paper).  On the next, measure 4" from the top and fold (white paper).  On the last, measure 5" from the top and fold (blue paper).  Nest these sheets together so you have six flaps sticking up.  Secure with staples along the fold.

Want this file?  Or a blank template perfect for any subject?  Just click the links to download them and be sure to print them two-sided with short edge binding.  If your printer can't print two sided, you want the dotted lines to match up when you copy the sheets.  The blank template includes my notes to help you fill it in right the first time; we don't need to be frustrated! 

Happy folding!  If you find this helpful or have any suggestions, please let me know!  I love to hear about what other teachers are doing.  

Mathematically yours, 
Miss B

P.S. - Better late than never, I'm linking up to #Made4Math even though it's not Monday.  


  1. I LOVE it! Thanks for sharing!

  2. This is an awesome foldable. Thanks for sharing it. I have used it two years in a row!

    1. Thanks for letting me know this is working well for your classes! I appreciate you taking the time to leave a comment.

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    1. I have a Mac. When you print, click on "copies and pages" and select "layout." That's where you can specify what kind of "two-sided" printing you want. You have to use a printer capable of printing double-sided, too. If you are using a PC, it is probably called something else. Basically, it means that if you were binding the pages together like a book, it's set up so you would attach the pages together on the short end versus the long end. Think steno notebook (short edge) compared to spiral notebook (long edge). The short edge binding puts the top of the text at different ends of the paper. The long edge binding has the top of the text at the same end of the paper. You can always print the pages single-sided and use the photocopier to get the front and back on the same page. Let me know if it works out!

    2. Can you make a video of how to fold this? Following your directions only gave me two tabs, Domain and Range and Relation vs. Function

    3. You have to turn the pages right side up, upside down, right side up, upside down...