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.
Equation based geometry begins in late elementary and continues through middle school with finding the area of various shapes. This Doodle Note Brochure contains notes and visuals to assist students in calculating the area of trapezoids. The notes focus on the Equation, Plug, & Chug method that will serve students for years to come, especially as they move into advanced mathematics and science. These notes cover different types of trapezoids and how to find the parallel bases and height as well as real world examples of area.
Also included are FOUR VERSIONS of the output practice page (2 to a page) which includes more practice finding the area of trapezoids. Version one uses whole numbers, version two uses all fractions and mixed numbers, versions three and four use fractions and decimals and includes one problem where students are given the area and must find the height.
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 email@example.com.
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.