Colouring by Linear Systems- Rose (Graphing & Mixed Methods Versions, 48 Sheets)

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8th - 10th
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Collaborative motivation meets individual accountability in this highly engaging linear systems colouring task! Each student's worksheet represents a small section of the big picture. It's simple!

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

INCLUDED (.pdf and .docx everything):
--> Solve by Graphing Version. (I've included pages with 10x10 grids and room for an algebraic check)
--> Mixed Methods Version (i.e. substitution, elimination, graphing)
--> Teaching Tips
--> Answer keys for both versions, providing the colour and numeric solutions for all problems and the mosaic coordinates for assembling the big picture.

-->Both versions involve 48 worksheets that combine to create the rose mosaic. Versions can be mixed and matched.
--> Each worksheet contains 16 linear system problems
--> Each worksheet contain a randomized answer list at the bottom allowing students to check their answers before colouring.
--> All problems have points of intersection with integer coordinates, although fractions may be involved in the process.

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 half of the worksheets from the graphing version and half the worksheets from the mixed method, completing the mosaic over the course of the linear systems unit. Or,

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

Looking for something a bit smaller-scale? Check out Colouring by Linear Systems - Graphing Method with Algebraic Check, 4 Versions for a great single-student colouring task.

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).
Analyze and solve pairs of simultaneous linear equations.
Understand that solutions to a system of two linear equations in two variables correspond to points of intersection of their graphs, because points of intersection satisfy both equations simultaneously.
Prove that, given a system of two equations in two variables, replacing one equation by the sum of that equation and a multiple of the other produces a system with the same solutions.
Solve systems of linear equations exactly and approximately (e.g., with graphs), focusing on pairs of linear equations in two variables.


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