Centers of Triangles Doodle Notes
Centroid, Incenter, Circumcenter, & Orthocenter for a Triangle: 2-page "doodle notes" -
When students color or doodle in math class, it activates both hemispheres of the brain at the same time. There are proven benefits of this cross-lateral brain activity:
- new learning
- relaxation (less math anxiety)
- visual connections
- better memory & retention of the content!
Students will need a compass and straightedge. They will manually find each center of a triangle, fill in the sheets, answer the questions, and color, doodle or embellish. Then, they can use it as a study guide later on.
- finding the centers of triangles with a compass and straightedge
- knowing characteristics of the centroid, orthocenter, incenter, and circumcenter of a triangle
- understanding that the centers are all the same point in an equilateral triangle
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Visual note taking strategies like sketch notes or doodle notes are based on dual coding theory. When we can blend the text input with graphic/visual input, the student brain processes the information differently and can more easily convert the new learning into long-term memory.
This strategy also integrates the left and right hemispheres of the brain to increase focus, learning, and retention!
2 pages are included, plus answer keys, samples, and info.
Reviews from other teachers:
- I love these notes as an alternative to traditional notes especially for this lesson. We don't spend as much time on this topic as others so this gave thorough yet concise notes.
-kept my student on track. The ones who always understand liked to do the doodles and the ones who struggle had a great visual.
-This was easily used with a slideshow on a day I had to be out. My students liked the way that it broke down each type of center!
-These doodle pages are great ways to start new sections or units. Love that the kids can correspond with the textbook to find vocab words and whatever else they need to complete the page.
-This was a great resource for freshman and sophomore students. They loved adding color to the notes and not only took notes but participated in the lesson.