Colouring by Linear Equations - The Grinch, 1 and 2 Step Equations

Grade Levels
8th, 9th
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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!

Find the Grinch in lots of topics!
Trig Ratios from Triangle Diagrams
Ratio Problems & Numeric Proportions
Volume and Surface Area Application Word Problems
Linear Systems - Equations, and Holiday Themed Application Word Problems
Sine & Cosine Law - Solve for Angle or Side
Linear Equations, 1 & 2 Step, multi-style bundle

Or, if you want to try a smaller-group holiday collaborative colouring task, check out Colouring by Quadratics - Factorable Holiday Fun (5 Small-Group Versions)

Or, Get ALL my Christmas themed mosaics in one bundle for huge savings!

Students solve 1 and 2-step linear equations, then use the answers to colour their worksheets based on the colour key. Their sheets combine to create the large mosaic image!

There are two class sizes included. They differ in their style: the 15-student edition is a more traditional colour-by-number, while the 30-student edition has the problems embedded on the colouring sheet. (see the preview).

It's simple!
1. Calculate the answers.
2. Colour the squares.
3. Cut out your section.
4. Combine with the class!

INCLUDED (.pdf and .docx files in zip folder):
• Full class sets of 15 and 30 worksheets (all different!) that combine to create the Grinch mosaic.
• Master Answer Keys showing both the colour and numeric solutions for all worksheet problems in the 30-student version, and showing the colour and answer-range key for the 15 student version.

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! High school students love colouring too! This sure beats textbook homework!

Imagine if your students were the ones policing homework completion? "Common Jenny! 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 worksheet 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 (and encourage quality colouring!). Perhaps a class set of pencil crayons would be a fun math department investment!

If your class size doesn’t line up with 15 or 30, no worries! You could hand out some duplicate worksheets (if you have more) and decide which to display in the big picture once they're coloured. Or, you could have some students work pairs (differentiated learning!). If you have a small class, in my experience, students are eager to do additional sheets to complete the picture! (Or you could use the answer key to fill in the missing pieces quickly.)

Feedback, suggestions, and frontline stories are always welcomed!

Thanks for checking this out! Merry Christmas!

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2 Days

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Colouring by Linear Equations - The Grinch, 1 and 2 Step E
Colouring by Linear Equations - The Grinch, 1 and 2 Step E
Colouring by Linear Equations - The Grinch, 1 and 2 Step E
Colouring by Linear Equations - The Grinch, 1 and 2 Step E
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