Piecewise Functions for Algebra: "doodle notes" -
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.
** This resource is also available as part of a DISCOUNTED bundle: Functions Bundle
- open circles vs. closed circles for endpoints
- finding sub- domains
- graphing piecewise functions
- writing the function pieces from a graph
- writing an equation and graphing a real-world situation
- main idea & concept
- practice & examples
TWO VERSIONS are included - one contains only linear functions. The other includes higher degrees. Use the one that is most appropriate for your class.
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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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