Midpoint Formula & Distance Formula Doodle Notes
Finding the midpoint and distance between two points: "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.
- midpoint formula
- why it works (averages)
- distance formula
- why it works (connection to Pythagorean Theorem)
- Examples to try finding midpoint and distance using each formula
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!
1 page is included, plus an answer key, sample, and info.
Reviews from other teachers:
-The students are always excited for Doodle Notes because they know they have a few moments for a brain break. It allows those that are finished to continue being engaged without distracting others that need more time.
-I used this for my geometry kids and a quick review of the formulas. I loved the fact that they can access the document online and write on it save it under the files and hopefully use it as part of their digital interactive notebook
-This resource was so helpful with my 8th graders. They love being able to doodle throughout the lesson. It also helps them with their organizational skills.
-My student loved that they could decorate to please themselves and it kept the usually chatty one quiet whilst I could provide additional support to those that needed it.
-Used as a study guide for my daughter in Geometry! She is filling in the notes as a way to review the topics taught throughout the year!