Excited to try doodle notes but need a product that will fit inside your interactive notebooks? Then Doodle Note Brochures are perfect for you!
Research shows that students who sketch, color, or doodle while listening to instruction tend to have better recall. These Doodle Note Brochures combine coloring, note taking, examples, and creative visual triggers to help students remember mathematical concepts.
Adding and subtracting mixed numbers can be a challenging concept for many late elementary and middle school students. Included in this Doodle Notes pack are 3 versions of the notes allowing you to choose the one that matches the method you use to teach.
• One brochure has students change everything to improper fractions, a method I use with my lower performing students as keeping it consistent with all four operations helps them. They always know to turn a mixed number into an improper fraction anytime they are doing arithmetic.
• The second version uses the separation method and reminds students about turning improper fractions into mixed numbers and remembering to add that to the whole number sum as well as a place to show students how to borrow with fractions. I use this method with my advanced students as they prefer to not work with the large improper fractions that you can get with the other method.
• The third brochure includes both methods if you choose to show both and give students the option of the algorithm they choose to use.
I simply have my students pick up their page on their way into class. After bell work they can fold and begin coloring the front of their brochure. My only requirements are that students must listen, they must take all applicable notes, and they must stop coloring/doodling when I am finished teaching. They are welcome to finish coloring and decorating after their classwork is complete or at home/in their free time.
I typically give students a few extra problems to complete that they work out on the right side of their notebooks.
Project the template onto your board, screen using a projector or Elmo, or use powerpoint or your Smart Board software. I cut and paste into ActivInspire and write directly on my smartboard.
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More are added daily! If you have a request for a topic, please contact me. I can have it for you asap!
LICENSING TERMS: This purchase includes a license for one teacher only for personal use in their classroom. No part of this resource is to be shared with colleagues or used by an entire grade level, school, or district without purchasing the proper number of licenses. If you are a coach, principal, or district interested in transferable licenses to accommodate yearly staff changes, please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
COPYRIGHT TERMS: Copyright 2017 Kristine Vasher (The Math Detective). This resource may not be uploaded to the internet in any form, including classroom/personal websites or network drives, unless the site is password protected and can only be accessed by students.