Colouring by Linear Equations and Percents, Rose Mosaic (4 Versions, 48 Sheets)

Grade Levels
6th - 12th
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197 pages
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Collaborative motivation meets individual accountability in this highly engaging whole-class colouring task! Each student's worksheet represents a small section of the big picture. It's simple!

1. Calculate
2. Colour
3. Cut
4. Combine

INCLUDED (.pdf and .docx everything):
--> 1 and 2 Step Equations Version
--> Difficult Linear Equations Version (distributing, like terms, proportions, multi-step)
--> Part, Whole, Percent Problems Version
--> Percentage Increase and Decrease Word Problems Version (tax, sales, discounts, inflation, mark-ups, etc.)
--> Teaching Tips Page
--> Answer keys for all versions, providing the colour and numeric solutions for all problems and the mosaic coordinates for assembling the big picture.

--> All versions involve 48 worksheets that combine to create the rose mosaic. Versions can be mixed and matched between units or classes.
--> Each worksheet contains 16 problems
--> Each worksheet contain a randomized answer list at the bottom, allowing students to check their answers before colouring.

CHECK OUT THE PRODUCT PREVIEW to see the range of problem types and know exactly what these worksheets involve!

Obviously you don't have 48 students in your class! (I hope). My intent is that you either...

A) mix 'n match the versions, using a selection of the worksheets from the applicable versions, completing the mosaic over the course of unit. Or,

B) Do a multi-class mosaic, using one or more of the versions. You could make it a colouring contest :)

The Rose Mosaic also comes in Linear Systems versions, both graphing and algebraic method versions, which can also be mix 'n matched with these versions.

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!

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 have all student use the same colouring medium. 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! Happy Valentine's Day!
~CalfordMath (
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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Solve multi-step real-life and mathematical problems posed with positive and negative rational numbers in any form (whole numbers, fractions, and decimals), using tools strategically. Apply properties of operations to calculate with numbers in any form; convert between forms as appropriate; and assess the reasonableness of answers using mental computation and estimation strategies. For example: If a woman making $25 an hour gets a 10% raise, she will make an additional 1/10 of her salary an hour, or $2.50, for a new salary of $27.50. If you want to place a towel bar 9 3/4 inches long in the center of a door that is 27 1/2 inches wide, you will need to place the bar about 9 inches from each edge; this estimate can be used as a check on the exact computation.
Use proportional relationships to solve multistep ratio and percent problems. Examples: simple interest, tax, markups and markdowns, gratuities and commissions, fees, percent increase and decrease, percent error.
Solve a simple system consisting of a linear equation and a quadratic equation in two variables algebraically and graphically. For example, find the points of intersection between the line 𝘺 = –3𝘹 and the circle 𝘹² + 𝘺² = 3.


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