Basic Introduction to Perimeter and Area: "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, complete a few examples, and color, doodle or embellish. Then, they can use it as a study guide later on.
- meaning of area and perimeter
- examples finding area and perimeter with figures made of only rectangles
- analogies for remembering which is which (with visual representation)
** Two options are included - The pages are identical except for example 2. Choose between a basic rectangle (great for grades 3-4) and a compound figure made of 2 rectangles (great for grades 5-6).
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