After learning more and more about the research behind cross-lateral exercises for the brain, I've become convinced that our students need to be activating the right hemisphere of the brain in math class.
The proven benefits of communication between the two hemispheres of the brain include focus, learning, memory / retention, and even relaxation.
Doodling and coloring in a left-brain oriented class like math encourages this communication across the corpus callosum, the bundle of nerve fibers that divides the two hemispheres of the brain.
An added bonus is relaxation. Just like in the new adult coloring book therapy trend, these doodle notes can help to decrease math anxiety.
A recent study proved that doodling actually INCREASES focus and the ability to recall new information. With these color-it-in, doodle-friendly note sheets, your students can use their colored pencils and the right side of their brains, and then remember key vocabulary, math examples, and new concepts more easily.
I've got free downloads for you here to see how amazing these are at keeping students focused and engaged. The right brain / left brain crossover is so important in math class!
Grab a free download (basics of exponents) & give it a try...
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