# Area of Triangles and Quadrilaterals Doodle Notes Set

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Areas of Parallelograms, Triangles, and Trapezoids: 5 page visual "doodle notes" set -

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. Graphic doodle and sketch notes take full advantage of Dual Coding Theory (the way brains process visual and linguistic information) to maximize retention.

Content includes:

- area of a parallelogram (rectangles as well as parallelograms without right angles)

- why it is equivalent to the area of a rectangle with the same length and width

- identifying base and height in different orientations

- altitude of a parallelogram

- using the formula, understanding why it works, labeling units

- composite figures made from parallelograms

- area of a triangle (right triangles and oblique as well)

- why it is equivalent to half of the area of a rectangle with the same base and height

- using the formula for area of triangles and showing why it works

- reminder to use square units for answers

- area of a trapezoid

- why the formula works in terms of "average of the bases"

- showing the concept with equivalent regions of the figure

- practice and examples

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!

Want to use doodle notes all year? --> Pre-Algebra Full Doodle NoteBook

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5 plus answer keys & info
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4 days
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