# Pythagorean Theorem Doodle Notes

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Pythagorean Theorem: 2-page "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!

* This resource is also available as part of a DISCOUNTED bundle: Basic Trig Bundle

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:
- What Pythagorean Theorem states
- Why it works (visual)
- How to use it
- Pythagoras - a teeny touch of history
- Examples
- Application Problems & Practice (Finding both legs and hypotenuse, finding distance on a coordinate plane)
- Using the converse to see if a triangle is right

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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2 plus answer key & info
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1 hour
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