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Old 03-02-2008, 11:16 AM
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Dinah Zike's Foldables

I saw a few pictures of manipulatives made of construction paper and did them in my class, but now the pictures are gone. I found out yesterday that Dinah Zike's books might be the source of the ideas I was stealing. She has several books online at http://www.dinah.com/. I can't find the books used for a reasonable price, and I am weary about ordering things online without knowing exactly what I'm getting, so I have a few questions. Has anyone ever used her books? If you have used them what books would you recommend for 6th grade math (there's a middle and high school book and a K-6 book)?
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Old 03-02-2008, 11:20 AM
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I don't know about these foldables. I'm curious too. I'm always leary of any kind of book online because I teach an ESE crowd and it's not your typical spanish speaking or other spoken language crowds.
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Old 03-02-2008, 11:52 AM
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I bought her book on World History. I have been very very happy. The book not only includes instructions for the foldables, but also ideas for each era of history, some pictures you can photo copy and use, and full color examples.

The book has been very much worth what I paid for it.
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Old 03-02-2008, 12:39 PM
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Oh my gosh- Her foldable ideas are so great for many different grades. We used them in my certification classes. I do not have any of her books but I made several of the foldables. The ones we did were for grade school and kids loved them especially the mini books. I will definitely get at least one of the books when I get my own classroom.

If you search her on the Internet you will see many samples of what she has. You will find a lot of flip books but she does way more than that.

She has these foldables for Vocabulary that are called VKV foldables. You can see a little video of them here.

//www.youtube.com/watch?v=xudikERRmRc

There are plenty of examples at this website too.

http://ushistory.pwnet.org/links/foldables.php



At her website you can see about 4 examples http://www.dinah.com

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Old 03-02-2008, 12:42 PM
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I can't find the books used for a reasonable price, and I am weary about ordering things online without knowing exactly what I'm getting, so I have a few questions. Has anyone ever used her books? If you have used them what books would you recommend for 6th grade math (there's a middle and high school book and a K-6 book)?
She has one called something like Teaching Math with Foldables.

There are none listed on ebay either... I guess that's a good sign.

I would probably want the hard copy of the book rather than the electronic version, just my preference.

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Old 03-02-2008, 01:18 PM
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The university I graduated from has a book room with samples sent from textbook companies. Dinah Zike works in collaboration with Glencoe, so I am going to try to go up there and sneak a peak at those resources.
In the mean time, I found a few good resources on how to create foldables.

http://www.cps.k12.ri.us/pview/@extr...0to%20fold.pdf
http://www.catawba.k12.nc.us/c_i_resources/Basic.pdf
http://www.catawba.k12.nc.us/c_i_res.../Foldables.htm
http://foldables.wikispaces.com/Foldables
http://www.stumbleupon.com/demo/?rev...ese/foldables/
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Old 03-02-2008, 01:22 PM
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I had a set of math VKVs from a previous math series. I think I threw them away because I couldn't figure out why they were folded funny, and because we weren't using that series anymore. I am going to look in the book room and see if I can find some more foldables stuff.
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Old 03-02-2008, 05:17 PM
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I have most of her elementary books and really really like them. I won my first one at an inservice (She came to a neighboring parish. Just a few minutes watching her and I was HOOKED!) I've purchased most of my books used through Amazon, and I've never had a problem. Your school might have some of her books for all the staff to use, you might want to check into that. Her Big Book of Books was the first one I had and it would be a good one to start with.
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Old 03-02-2008, 05:31 PM
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I'll start with that one Christy. I'll check Amazon used. I am usually an ebayer and keep forgetting to check Amazon.

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Old 03-03-2008, 04:16 PM
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I looked on Amazon and could not find any prices that were less than the prices on www.dinah.com. $20 for a book isn't bad. I went to Amazon trying to find one for $5-10, but no such luck. I saw some of her books going for up to $200!
On the bright side, I found an old Glencoe teachers addition that has foldables in it. I'm going to take it home and see what I can find. And I found the math vocab foldables. I didn't throw them away afterall!
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