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.
This resource is also part of the Unit 1 Bundle (GCF, LCM, Adding, Subtracting, Multiplying, and Dividing Decimals) - Doodle Note Brochures
Finding the greatest common factor is a useful skill from everything reducing fractions to lowest terms, creating groups with different numbers of objects, and factoring in algebra. These doodle notes use the easiest method I have ever seen for finding GCF and LCM – the cake method. With no more factor trees, twins, and triplets, my students have been able to master this skill in days instead of weeks. Please feel free to email me if you’d rather have a notes page that uses the factor tree method or blank space for your own method, but I encourage you to check out this method – it’s a lifesaver!
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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Other Doodle Note Brochures:
My other Doodle Note BrochuresUnit 0 Bundle (Place Value, Prime & Composite, Divisibility Rules, Long Division, Rounding) - Doodle Note BrochuresUnit 1 Bundle (GCF, LCM, Adding, Subtracting, Multiplying, and Dividing Decimals) - Doodle Note Brochures
Square Puzzle Quests:
My other Square Puzzle QuestsLong Division One Digit Divisor Square Puzzle QuestLong Division Two Digit Divisor Square Puzzle QuestGCF and LCM Square Puzzle Quest
REVENGE! The review game:
Equations and Inequalities Unit Review
Fun Science Activities:
Population Relationships Scavenger HuntBiomes and Succession Scavenger Hunt
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.