# Decimal Operations Doodle Notes

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Review of Adding, Subtracting, Multiplying, and Dividing Decimals: 2 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:
- adding & subtracting decimals (line up decimal points)
- multiplying decimals (count decimal places)
- dividing decimals (move, bring it up, divide...)
- visual analogies as memory triggers for each operation
- graphic reminders to build retention
- 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!

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2 plus answer keys & info
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Teaching Duration
45 minutes
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