I am brand new to using math journals. In fact, I am treating this year as a "learn as we go along" approach to math journals. I have done some research by reading articles online and whenever I see that someone has written a blog post about it I read it, but really our math journal is a catch all for a bunch of different things. I kind of like it this way though- we do math vocabulary in it, we work on problem solving in it, we write journal entries in it and sometime we make flip books and paste those in there too! It has become a great resource for the kids and a wonderful assessment tool for me.
We are looking at different shapes and made a great flip book on the different types of triangles that I wanted to share.
There was a page for each of the 4 types of triangles that they can identify and an extra page to record new triangle vocabulary.
The vocabulary page included attributes of a triangle and a labeled diagram.
These books were then pasted into their math journals for future reference.
Does anyone else use math journals? How do you incorporate the journals into your curriculum (we use Every Day Math)? Do you have any resources/suggestions for me?