Note: This CATS is being submitted by Rebecca Baranowski, Michelle Breaux, Teri Graham, Sarah Lockhart and Luvia Rivera. In summer 2015, these math faculty attended the Johnson & Johnson Cooperative Learning Institute at SMCC. One of the suggested activities for increasing cooperative learning is to put folders on the tables at the beginning of class. Inside of the folders is a warm up for students to work on together. The institute suggested having only 1-2 sheets of paper in the folder to "force" students to talk to each other about the documents in the folder. Also, students can turn in their homework and collect anything that the instructor may have to pass back. This idea was implemented in fall 2015 and spring 2016 in several math courses by each of the listed instructors. Please see the attached document for each instructor's opinion on the use of folders in the classroom as a cooperative learning tool. Based off of the comments, all instructors like how the folders seemed to increase cooperative learning and helped in building community. One instructor is still not sure if she will continue to utilize them, though - see attached.