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Colouring by Algebra - One Step Linear Equations (12 and 30 class size editions)

Grade Levels
7th - 9th
Formats Included
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44 pages
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"Calculate, Colour, Cut & Collaborate!"
Colouring by Algebra worksheets engage the WHOLE class in an 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 a large 'pixelated' image.

This Colouring by Algebra edition includes (2 PDF files in zip file):
-> Class Sets of 12 and 30 unique worksheets. (The smaller class size has more questions per worksheet)
-> Master Answer Keys for both class sizes, showing colour and numeric 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.

If you like this product, 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!

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!

If your class size doesn’t line up to 12 or 30, no worries! You could make two 'teams' and have a 12 vs 12 competition to 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. In my experience, students were eager to do additional sheets to complete the 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. Perhaps a class set of pencil crayons would be a fun math department investment!

I’d love and appreciate any feedback, suggestions, and frontline stories you can share!!
Total Pages
44 pages
Answer Key
Teaching Duration
90 minutes
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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Solve linear equations and inequalities in one variable, including equations with coefficients represented by letters.
Explain each step in solving a simple equation as following from the equality of numbers asserted at the previous step, starting from the assumption that the original equation has a solution. Construct a viable argument to justify a solution method.
Solve linear equations in one variable.
Apply properties of operations as strategies to add, subtract, factor, and expand linear expressions with rational coefficients.


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