Integer Operations Doodle Notes
Operations with Negative Numbers (Integers): "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 fill in the sheets, answer the questions, and color, doodle or embellish. Then, they can use it as a study guide later on.
- adding integers
- subtracting integers
- multiplying and dividing integers
- concepts & real-world application
- examples and practice
- operations with 3 or more numbers (positive and negative)
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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, alternate options, and info.
Reviews from other teachers:
-My kids LOVE these notes. We use them EVERY DAY during our Math period. Our SpEd teacher also asked where I found them because they're "the easiest way to explain things to kids" Seriously thankful I found this resource!
-This helped my students so much! It made teaching integers so easy. My students had such a deeper grasp of integers after using this.
-Great resource that made reviewing this concept with my daughter fun and helped her stay focused. We enjoyed working on it together.
-I used this resource to review integer rules with my 7th-grade advanced students; it was different from what we normally do and has the practice problems built in.
-Engaging and helpful during distance learning for my son. He enjoyed the graphics and it helped to keep him engaged while learning and reviewing.
-THESE NOTES ARE FABULOUS! I love having an engaging and interesting way to display important math skills, and the students do too! My GT students use this an extension in 6th grade, and this helps them grasp the concept.