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.
- Rewriting as a multiplication problem with a reciprocal
- Why to use a reciprocal
- Reminders on how to multiply
- How to write answers (mixed numbers, simplest form)
- Visual models - dividing into groups
- Dividing combinations of mixed numbers, whole numbers, and fractions
- Practice & Examples
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** NOTE: This resource is also available as part of a DISCOUNTED bundle: Fractions, Decimals, & Percents Activity Bundle
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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