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Title: Foldable Activity: Rational, Integer, Whole, and Natural Numbers

Objective: - Students will be able to differentiate between rational, integer, whole, and natural numbers. - Students will create a foldable to organize and label examples and non-examples of each number type.

Materials: - Google Slides presentation - Paper or cardstock for foldable - Scissors - Glue or tape - Markers or colored pencils

Procedure:

1. Introduction (5 minutes):
• Begin the lesson by asking students if they can define rational, integer, whole, and natural numbers.
• Explain that today, they will be creating a foldable to help them understand and remember the characteristics of these number types.
2. Google Slides Presentation (10 minutes):
• Share the Google Slides presentation with the students.
• Go through each number type (rational, integer, whole, and natural) one by one, providing definitions and examples.
• Include visuals and interactive elements to engage students.
3. Foldable Instructions (5 minutes):
• Distribute the paper or cardstock to each student.
• Instruct students to fold the paper in half horizontally, creating a top and bottom section.
• Then, have them fold the paper in half vertically, creating a left and right section.
• Open the paper and fold it in half diagonally from the top left corner to the bottom right corner.
• Open the paper again and fold it diagonally from the top right corner to the bottom left corner.
• Students should now have a foldable with four sections.
4. Creating the Foldable (15 minutes):
• Instruct students to label each section of the foldable with one of the number types: rational, integer, whole, and natural.
• On the top flap of each section, students should write the definition of the number type.
• On the bottom flap of each section, students should provide examples and non-examples of the number type.
• Encourage students to use different colors and illustrations to make their foldable visually appealing.
5. Sharing and Review (10 minutes):
• Allow students to share their foldables with the class.
• As each student presents, ask them to explain their examples and non-examples, ensuring their understanding of the concepts.
• Summarize the key points and clarify any misconceptions.
6. Conclusion (5 minutes):
• Review the definitions and characteristics of rational, integer, whole, and natural numbers.
• Emphasize the importance of organizing information visually to aid understanding and retention.
• Collect the foldables for assessment purposes, if desired.

Extensions: - Students can create additional sections in their foldable for other number types, such as prime numbers or even/odd numbers. - Students can research real-life applications of rational, integer, whole, and natural numbers and add them to their foldables. - Students can work in pairs or small groups to create a collaborative foldable, combining their knowledge and examples.

Note: Adapt the time allocated for each section based on the pace of your class.