# Solving Multi-Step Equations Reference Guide (Doodle Note Study Sheet)

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Common Core Standards
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This visual study guide / poster allows students to build a doodle note, then keep it to use as a reference for solving multi step equations with variables on one or both sides.

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. Graphic doodle and sketch notes take full advantage of Dual Coding Theory (the way brains process visual and linguistic information) to maximize retention.

Content includes:

- rewriting or converting parts of the equation before beginning

- one step of work at a time, keeping the goal in mind

- distributing and combining like terms

- solving for a variable (isolating the variable)

- using inverse operations

- order of operations when un-doing to move from one side to the other

- checking solutions

- a bonus page with 2 practice problems

*This does include negative numbers and fractions / decimals within the equations, but only one has one variable per equation.

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!

Loving the doodle notes? Grab the full book of Pre-Algebra doodle notes here:

Pre Algebra Doodle Note Book

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2 plus answer keys & info
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