Whenever I teach the inverse operations method to solve linear equations, there are naysayer students who don't see the need for such a 'crazy' method, since they can solve the equations mentally by inspection or by trial and error. Their reluctance is quickly eliminated when I toss a few decimal values into the simple equations! I made this Math Mosaic with such a purpose in mind.
There are 60 unique worksheets that combine to create the Princess Mosaic. You could divvy them up however you want, between 2 classes, or 2 worksheets per student if you have a class of 30...
Colouring by Algebra assignments are highly engaging!!
Each worksheet represents a small section of the big picture! The end result will look spectacular hanging up in your classroom :)
CHECK OUT THE PRODUCT PREVIEW to see the range of problem types and know exactly what these worksheets involve!
-one and two step linear equations requiring addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division to isolate the variable. (no distributing or collecting like terms)
-integer values, 1 decimal place values, 2 decimal place values
It's simple! Students...
1. Calculate the answers.
2. Colour the squares.
3. Cut out their section.
4. Combine with the class!
Students complete the problems in each square of their worksheet and colour according to the answer key.
MIddle School and High school kids like colouring too! Their curiosity and desire to see the big picture come together will keep them working and helping each other! VIEW THE PREVIEW to see exactly what these worksheets involve!
INCLUDED (PDF file):
->Complete class set of 60 worksheets, that combine to create the Princess mosaic. All worksheets contain the answers scrambled so students can monitor their own understanding.
->The master answer key for all sheets, showing the colour and numeric answers for all squares.
->Each worksheet contains 12 linear equations involving integers, one or two decimal place values.
Ontario Curriculum: This is great for MFM1P, MFM2P or MPM1D!
If you like this product, be sure the check out the whole Collaborative Math Mosaic directory
, sorted by topic!
All my "Colouring by..." math mosaics use the standard colours found in a Crayola 24 pack of coloured pencils. For best results, use the exact colour name match. Maybe a class set of pencil crayons would be a fun departmental purchase? :)
I'd love to hear from you! Leave some feedback about how this went in your classroom.