Multiplying Fractions Doodle Notes
Fraction Multiplication: "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.
- Fraction times a whole number
- Multiplying two fractions
- Formatting Answers (simplest form, mixed numbers as necessary)
- Using a dot instead of x to represent multiplication
- Canceling before multiplying
- Procedures plus visual models and concepts
- Multiplying three fractions
- Multiplying mixed numbers
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.
Reviews from other teachers:
-My students really enjoyed doodling while reviewing multiplying fractions. Furthermore, it gave them a quick reference to be able to refresh their memory on the process. Perfect for my AIS class.
-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!
-My students enjoy these notes not just for their artistic piece but because it allows them to focus on the content and not just the copying they have to do from the board to their paper. This gives access to the material that my struggling students would not otherwise have.
-We use these awesome Doodle Notes each Monday in our Intervention groups! My students love them, they know what to expect, enjoy the different graphic organizers and practice problems that come with them and love the freedom to color and design them when they're done.
-Engaging and helpful during distance learning for my son. He enjoyed the graphics and it helped to keep him engaged while learning and reviewing.
-Students never want to take notes, but this resource was very engaging with the draw and color aspects. I quickly saw results as we worked problems the next day. A student yelled out, of means multiply! Super happy with that. If it only made the difference for one kid, it is worth the time.
-My students really enjoyed this resource. It was really good for extending some of my students but also was enough for me to use to support my students who weren't understanding the concept.