# The Distributive Property Doodle Notes

Math Giraffe
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7th - 10th
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4 plus answer keys & info
Math Giraffe
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### Description

Distributive Property (concept & practice): "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 in a DISCOUNTED bundle: Expressions & Equations 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:
- concept of distributing (based on doubling, tripling a recipe and how it applies to each ingredient)
- definition of the distributive property
- distributing a negative
- practice applying the property without any variables
- how to distribute with variables
- simplifying and combining like terms to write distributed expression in simplest form
- higher level practice with variables

Visual note taking strategies like sketch notes or doodle notes are based on dual coding theory.ย  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
4 plus answer keys & info
Included
Teaching Duration
2 days
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### Standards

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Apply the properties of operations to generate equivalent expressions. For example, apply the distributive property to the expression 3 (2 + ๐น) to produce the equivalent expression 6 + 3๐น; apply the distributive property to the expression 24๐น + 18๐บ to produce the equivalent expression 6 (4๐น + 3๐บ); apply properties of operations to ๐บ + ๐บ + ๐บ to produce the equivalent expression 3๐บ.