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.
When it comes to working through algebraic expressions and developing the skills necessary for Algebra, fewer skills are more important that following the order of operations. This Doodle Note Brochure uses a hopscotch visual trigger and notes to remember the 4 (not 6) steps of PEMDAS and will have your students solving complex expressions in no time!
This Doodle Notes Brochure contains 4 versions of the inside brochure.
*PEMDAS with harder problems
*GEMDAS with harder problems
*PEMDAS with easier problems
*GEMDAS with easier problems
Also included is the output practice page (2 to a page) that includes more problems for order of operations practice. 2 versions of this are included as well: one with easier problems and one with more challenging ones.
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 BrochuresBasic Skills Bundle (Place Value, Prime & Composite, Divisibility Rules, Long Division, Rounding) - Doodle Note BrochuresDecimals Bundle (GCF, LCM, Adding, Subtracting, Multiplying, and Dividing Decimals) - Doodle Note BrochuresFractions Bundle Fractions (Comparing, Ordering, Converting, Reducing, Adding, Subtracting, Multiplying, and Dividing Fractions) - Doodle Note Brochures
Square Puzzle Quests:
My other Square Puzzle QuestsOperations with Positive Decimals Square Puzzle QuestAdding Positive Decimals Square Puzzle QuestSubtracting Positive Decimals Square Puzzle QuestOrder of Operations 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.