Functions Doodle Notes
Functions and Domain & Range: 2-page "doodle notes" - visual note taking pages with interactive tasks for building stronger retention of function notation, evaluating functions, and concepts around domain and range in Algebra
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.
- definitions and concepts: functions, input, output, domain, range
- f(x) notation & evaluating
- functions in different forms: set notation, tables, graphs, and mapping diagrams
- determining whether a relation is a function
- identifying domain and range
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 samples, answer keys, and info.
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Reviews from other teachers:
-My students always need notes and anchor charts, and ones that they have to fill in are more meaningful, so thank you for having something great already made that checks the boxes of what they need to know in an organized fashion!
-I have officially used up all of my creative writing skills reviewing the doodle notes. So, the rest of them will be this generic review...I have to leave a review on each one that I have purchased though...they truly are THAT great! I am so excited to have found these products! I fear that I have been ruined though. I may never be able to use another math seller, Math Giraffe has really raised the bar!
-My students really like the doodle notes. They are engaging and resourceful! They love having the different examples and the picture of the function machine to connect their learning.
-This was another tool I used with my Summer Bridge students and they loved them. They thought it was great because it made the concept understandable. THANK You!
-Nothing confuses students more then trying to understand what the heck f of x means and why don't we just say y since they are they same. My students love to color (a lot more fun then doing algebra), so this entices them to participate and helps to get them involved. They like it when they see the doodle notes handouts.
-I love using this resource as I introduce functions to my class. The students appreciate the scaffolding and use it as a reference throughout the year.