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Fold it Up Interactive Notebook Integer Activity

Free Integers Fold It Up for your interactive notebook!

Will you be teaching about integers in your middle school math class soon? If so, this integer activity is for you! This foldable is a great addition to your interactive notebooks. But don’t worry – if you don’t use interactive notebooks it still makes a great note-taking activity.

I really love using foldables in the classroom because of the hands-on aspect.  When students are working with their hands, their brains are activated in different ways.  And if something as easy as foldables helps my students learn new concepts, then I’m all in!

The integer activity is a foldable that is very easy for students to use.

  • Students simply cut out the large rectangle (pictured below)
  • They fold the triangles into the center, so the terms are showing on the outside.
  • Students add the integer-related definitions inside the fold it up (suggested definitions are provided in the download)
  • Last, they glue the integers fold it up onto a page with a number line.

Step by step instructions on how to create this foldable integer activity

I especially like this integers foldable, because of the fact that it gets glued onto the second page, with the number line. This allows for some flexibility when teaching about negatives, positives, and opposites integers.

  • The number line can be used during the introduction of the integer concepts, to label vocabulary on the number line, making it visual.
  • Or, it can be used during review, when preparing for a test or quiz….students can label when self-quizzing (or quizzing each other)!

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Looking for more resources for your 6th grade math class? Check out these blog posts and activities that will help you save time and energy!

And. . . don’t forget to download the Integer Activity Foldable from this post.  I hope you can use this integer activity in your classroom!


Welcome to Cognitive Cardio Math! I’m Ellie, a wife, mom, grandma, and dog ‘mom,’ and I’ve spent just about my whole life in school! With nearly 30 years in education, I’ve taught:

  • All subject areas in 4th and 5th grades
  • Math, ELA, and science in 6th grade (middle school)

I’ve been creating resources for teachers since 2012 and have worked in the elearning industry for about five years as well!

If you’re looking for ideas and resources to help you teach math (and a little ELA), I can help you out!



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