I got the idea for what I am doing for area from this post over at Jack of all Trades.  I love how Leslie writes the title on the top of the page with certain things drawn in to remind them about the formulas.  Like this-

So I am using her idea for each of the shapes we need to study in 7th grade.  Here is what we did for rectangles today:


I plan on using colors and highlighting the sides you need to find the area of each specific shape.  Hopefully it helps!

Here are the shapes I will be using for the notes in case you want them…


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