There are so many wonderful products out there, but printing a set of every product for each student means using LOTS and LOTS of paper and ink. Yesterday I played with the idea of turning one of my math products into a laminated book. Today, I’m going to share with you how I turned my math tri-folds into a reusable math book.
I decided to buy 3 different colorful papers. My math tri-folds are made up of 3 books for each math standard, so each book or tri-fold is a different color. It was a little bit tricky printing this out, but I basically alternated the printer paper (2 green, 2 orange, 2 yellow).
After printing, I laminated the pages, cut the pages, hole punched, and spiral bound the pages. That was A LOT of work! But, now I have a set of math books that can be used again and again! The set that I made is of my own daughter who is entering first grade. I plan to ‘play school’ with her and her cousin this summer 🙂 Plus – during the school she can grab any book and work on it while we are in the car.
Ways to use 1 set of math books in the classroom
- One-on-One conferences – remediation or enrichment
- Early Finishers
- Homework – This is perfect for homework since you can assign the exact skill students need practice on
- Math Centers
Create Your Own
Use these free samples to create your own math books.
- Grade 1 – 5 FREE booklets
- Grade 2 – 5 FREE booklets
- Grade 3 – 5 FREE booklets
- Grade 4 – 5 FREE booklets
- Grade 5 – 5 FREE booklets
Below are links to products that I used to create my math books. They are amazon affiliate links.