Foldable Fun–Geometry

Saturday, May 4, 2013
WARNING: This post contains A LOT of graphics!

My students get a kick out of adding new things to their math journals and they learn so much doing it.  We recently added these to our journals as a way for us to remember some key terms associated with 3 dimensional shapes.  The kids love turning a flat piece of paper into a 3 dimensional shape.

I love that these foldables flatten out so that the journal can be closed without smooshing the shape.

It can also be lifted up so that notes can be written underneath.

And, it’s super easy for your kids to make.  Here’s how to do it…

If you give this a try, I would love to hear how they turn out.  I hope you enjoy your weekend!


  1. Awesome! I am such an advocate for notebooks!! I love that they show cumulative learning and can be referred back to! It also is a place to see growth from the beginning to the end of the year!

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  2. I love this idea and will definitely use it next year which will be my first year teaching my own class! Super excited and ready for it. Please keep in touch with me for more great ideas and advise. I'll look for you on Facebook :)

  3. I found your blog via Pinterest. I love using these foldables with my students. They love the 3-D nature of them.

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  4. This is awesome!! I love that it can be 3D and then fold back down. Brilliant!

    The Teaching Thief

  5. Thank you for this. I will have to modify a bit for my high school geometry students, but I think they will like doing it when we get to the 3-D shapes. Last year I had the students make pop-up books with their 3-D shapes.

  6. I am a tutor. This is a great way to recap a lesson on 3 d shapes. Love how it folds flat in the journal.



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