Nothing fancy here, especially if you check out almost any other math blogs regularly. I just made my first foldable, so I thought I’d put it out there.
And when unfolded:
(I’m just learning how to put pictures in my posts, so I’m trying medium and full size to see which looks better when I post this. Having checked out the “first draft” I’d say full size definitely wins.)
I created this using Excel. I was fairly comfortable with that, but I am open to other suggestions.
Foldables seem most often to be on the right-side page of folks’ INBs, but we’re using this for the left side, having already taken notes on Reflection Symmetry. I could see using this during the original note-taking though. But I’m not sure what I would put on the left page afterward. Any advice here would be welcome as well.
I have seen these in many places, but I should say that the most inspiring site for me, with regard to foldables in particular, has been the brilliantly-titled Math = Love. Check it out. That is the work of a first-year teacher, no less. I’d be horribly embarrassed to hold my entire first year up to her first few weeks. (That general idea will be the subject of another post very soon.)
Update: Here’s the Excel file itself, for you to use or adapt to your own purposes. I made two pages, with side 1 and side 2 flipped (if you look at it you’ll see what I mean, I hope). Acually, it looks crummy on Scribd, but I tried downloading it as an Excel file and it came out fine. You can print it double-sided and get two foldables out of every 8.5 x 11 sheet of paper. Two of the unusual fonts are “44 Font shadow” and “Candy Stripe BRK”, both from 1001 Free Fonts, under the Comic category. The other one is “a song for jennifer bold”, which was the third one down on the home page of 1001 when I was there earlier today. I’m not sure what category it is under.