Engage your WHOLE class in a grouchy algebra colouring Quest!
Every student gets a different worksheet, representing a small piece of the bigger picture. Students complete the math problems, colouring each square according the the answer colour legend (i.e "Blue: 2 ≤ x < 7"). When the work is done, the coloured sheets are put together to reveal the large pixel image (grouch in trash bin).
"Calculate the answers, Colour the squares, Cut out the section, Combine with the class!"
This Colouring by Algebra edition includes (PDF file):
-> Class Set of 12 unique worksheets, each with 30 questions. (larger class size is available for purchase.
->Answer Key showing colour and number answer for all worksheets (Use this to help you assemble the big picture!)
->Each worksheet contains 1-step linear equations involving positive and negative integers, requiring addition, subtraction, multiplication, or division to solve.
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The student buy-in factor is HUGE with these worksheets; they all want to see the finished picture come together!
Imagine if your students were the ones policing homework completion? "Common Jimmy! Do your work or we'll have a hole in our picture!"
Leave the picture a secret or show it for motivation… it’s your call.
Encourage students to check their answers by finding them in the randomized list on their worksheets before they colour each square. This will increase the accuracy of the final picture!
All my "Colouring by..." worksheets use standard pencil-crayon colours found in the Crayola 24 pack. For best results, use the exact colour name match, stick to one colouring medium, and encourage students to do some quality colouring! Perhaps a class set of pencil crayons would be a fun math department investment!
If you have more than 12 students in your class, you could make two 'teams' and see whose picture turns out the best! Or, you could just hand some duplicate worksheets out and decide which to display in the big picture once they're coloured. Or have students work together. You may wish to consider the Class Size of 30 version.
. (The 12 student version is included in the download too)
I'd love to hear your feedback!