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									Math Mentoring Scrapbooking Guidelines and Instructions

Goal: Compile a scrapbook for this year’s WAM program with a page from each mentor/mentee group.

Objective: We would like each group to use the scrapbook page provided and any additional tools or
embellishments you would like to make your scrapbook page.

One side of the scrapbook page should be related to a math topic that you choose. There is a list of topic
suggestions on the back, but you may choose any math-related or science-related topic.

The other side of the scrapbook page should be about your group. Some suggested themes for the group
side of the page are:
      A group outing or Field Trip
      The group participation in one the planned events, such as SK or MLB day
      The group working on a project
      Hobbies/Interests among group members

Please remember to include the year and your names somewhere within the page.

What is Scrapbooking?
Scrapbooking is the practice of combining photos, memorabilia and stories in a scrapbook-style album.
Scrapbooking has been around as long as there have been photos, but the scrapbooking that has evolved in
the past decade is new and different.

The first page is a major challenge to some and to others it comes quite easily.

Here are a few tips to make your page go easier!
 There are no wrong pages…only beautiful creations!
 Every page doesn't have to be elaborate. Keep them simple.
 Don't buy too many supplies until you get started--they will overwhelm you.
 Remember your topic and have fun!

KEY TIP - Take some time to get all your ideas and supplies together! Be Creative!

Here is a step-by-step guide to making your first page:
    1. Choose a few pictures or object. (Since the program is just starting, it may be helpful to choose an
         event or outing you would like to use as a topic and plan to take pictures as part of the activity.)
    2. Pick out the best photos/items. Get rid of the blurry photos and the items that do not relate to the
         topic. (Take many pictures to ensure you have enough “good” ones)
    3. You should have 3-5 photos/items that relate to the topic. Many people recommend that you use
         odd numbers of photos/objects on a page.
    4. See if you have one great photo/object that should be the focal point of the page. If so, consider
         that while you continue.
    5. Place the photos/objects on the page: is there a logical sequence or can you put them where they
         are visually appealing?
    6. Add words, phrases, or a caption.
    7. Add a few extras, such as stickers or embellishments.
    8. Now, look at your other photos/items. Are there elements in the background that distract your eye
         from the subject of the photo? If so, consider cropping your photo to showcase the thing that was
         supposed to be the subject of the photo.
    9. Consider adding color to your page by matting a photo
    10. Arrange all items and paste.

Some Helpful Links for ideas, themes, layouts, etc.

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