Since I had already used two other foldables for properties of exponents and I was now in need of a new one, I did what many of us do....I searched pinterest! :) And I found this really cool one at Dividing by Zero. I love the way it looks. And it was really easy to use. However, my students did not find it so easy to make. :) The weaving of the paper might have been a little too much for some of the boys. LOL! I got reminded several times that this was math class and not arts and crafts.
I love the different colored papers you can use in this foldable. I made a sheet for students to cut out of the rules and definitions and had them match them together before gluing them down. Hoping a little hands-on will help make the rules stick!
Because I had to glue the foldable into my notebook, I lost the use of one column for the back. I purposefully chose the "smaller" rules for the back so I didn't need as much space but I am already planning to adapt this foldable for next year to add a tab on the end that can be glued down and both sides will have 4 rows and columns. I just haven't figured out if I can keep the paper weaving too!
(Notice my note to myself for the website I scored the idea from? :) )
I am hoping that the 3rd time is the charm!