Converting between scientific notation and standard form: 2 page visual "doodle notes" set -
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.
- why we use scientific notation for numbers with many digits
- understanding powers of ten
- how to write in scientific notation
- how to convert back into standard form
- difference between positive and negative powers of ten
- visual connections as tips and reminders
- reminders about which direction to move the decimal point
- practice and examples
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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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