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# Order of Operations Doodle Notes

Math Giraffe
21k Followers
6th - 7th
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Standards
Resource Type
Formats Included
• PDF
Pages
2 plus answer keys, alternate option, & info
Math Giraffe
21k Followers

### Description

"PEMDAS" / Order of Operations: "doodle notes" -

This set does NOT include negative numbers. A "GEMDAS" version is also included for those who prefer that acronym.

*This resource is also available as part of a DISCOUNTED bundle:
Expressions & Equations Bundle

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.

Content includes:
- concept behind using the correct order of operations for expressions
- a more effective new acronym for remembering PEMDAS in a way that emphasizes that multiplication and division happen TOGETHER from left to right (same for adding and subtracting)
- visual memory triggers for the analogy
- example and practice identifying operations
- different types of grouping symbols
- how to show work step-by-step vertically
- 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!

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Total Pages
2 plus answer keys, alternate option, & info
Included
Teaching Duration
45 minutes
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### Standards

to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Evaluate expressions at specific values of their variables. Include expressions that arise from formulas used in real-world problems. Perform arithmetic operations, including those involving whole-number exponents, in the conventional order when there are no parentheses to specify a particular order (Order of Operations). For example, use the formulas V = s³ and A = 6 s² to find the volume and surface area of a cube with sides of length s = 1/2.