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Teach Math with CREATIVITY

Dividing Fractions Doodle Notes

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Fraction Division: "doodle notes" - visual note taking pages with interactive tasks for building stronger retention of the concepts behind dividing fractions.

Boost your students' focus and memory! The blend of graphic and linguistic input in these guided visual notes helps students' brains to convert the information to long-term memory more easily.

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 fill in the sheets, answer the questions, and color, doodle or embellish. Then, they can use it as a study guide later on.

Content includes:

- Rewriting as a multiplication problem with a reciprocal

- Why to use a reciprocal

- Reminders on how to multiply

- How to write answers (mixed numbers, simplest form)

- Visual models - dividing into groups

- Dividing combinations of mixed numbers, whole numbers, and fractions

- Practice & Examples

Check out the preview images for more detail about this item and the research behind it.

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!

3 pages are included, plus answer keys, samples, and info.

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Reviews from other teachers:

-This is the perfect anchor chart to print for student math journals AND to add to Google Classroom for homework help.

-This resource is great. The worksheets are easy to use for special education classrooms. The students were able to get the concepts of dividing fractions fairly well and quickly.

-I use this with my 6th graders. I love the algorithm and visual model parts. Doodle notes stretch my students' thinking.

-I had to teach summer school for Grade 8 Math and I thought this would be a more engaging way to learn and practice the concepts rather than just a textbook!

-This resource is great. The worksheets are easy to use for special education classrooms. The students were able to get the concepts of dividing fractions fairly well and quickly.

-This resource was engaging, fun, and a great learning opportunity for my students. They struggled a lot with understanding the concept of dividing fractions before I introduced this resource to them. However, after a lesson and this as a supplemental aide, my students were able to understand and learn the steps of dividing fractions.

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