May the force be strong in your math class
as your students apply their proportional reasoning skills using multiplication patterns (horizontal, vertical, cross) and calculate unit rates. This is a highly engaging task, as it provides collaborative motivation to complete the practice problems... every students' worksheet is a small part of the large Yoda mosaic!
They use their answers to decode the colour-key, allowing them to colour in the mystery mosaic of Yoda.
(.pdf and .docx everything):
◾ 2 mosaic sizes (18 and 28) to accommodate different class sizes
◾ Teaching Tips page with advice on teaching percentages
◾ Complete answer keys for both versions providing the numeric solutions for all worksheets
◾ All worksheets have 12 problems, and every worksheet is different (individual accountability) The first 6 involve solving basic proportions (and a percent problem for the 18 sheet mosaic), while the last 6 involve unit rate calculation.
◾ Each worksheet contains a randomized answer list at the bottom allowing students to check their answers before colouring. (self assessment)
Be sure the check out the whole Collaborative Math Mosaic directory, sorted by topic!
The student buy-in factor is HUGE with these worksheets; they all want to see the finished picture come together!
Leave the picture a secret or show it for motivation… it’s your call.
All my colouring worksheets use standard pencil-crayon colours found in the Crayola 24 pack. For best results, encourage DARK
colouring, and stick to one colouring medium. (i.e. don't mix pencil crayons with markers with finger paint!) Perhaps a class set of pencil crayons would be a fun math department investment!
Feedback, suggestions, and frontline stories are always welcomed!
Thanks for checking this out!