To begin the process of creating our Divisibility Rules Foldable, each student will receive a plain piece of white paper. I will demonstrate the folds and cuts as I explain the steps to students (see Creating a Foldable).
Our goal is for it eventually to look like Divisibility Rules Foldable.
We are creating our Divisibility Rules Foldable to serve as a study guide for students. Tomorrow we will have a quiz on Divisibility. I show students an example to give them an idea of the final product.
The front of each tab should read:
Inside each tab my students will write:
Each student should create their own foldable. As students work I remind them regularly that the foldable is only as good as they make it.
I will handout and read to the class the Divisibility Rules Poem. We've taken several days to learn the rules carefully and along the way I have encouraged students to remember them. We've also practiced articulating them, in class discussions and presentations of student work. As we come to the end of our learning, I give students this poem because I think that it helps some of my students to recall the rules better if they remember it in this form. There are students who remember text in lyrical form better than concepts expressed as a list of rules. And, in the end it is most important that my students can recall the given information when they need it.