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Colouring by One Step Equations (Positive Integers), The Lorax (25 Sheet Mosaic)

Grade Levels
7th - 9th
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54 pages
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"Calculate, Colour, Cut & Collaborate!"
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, then use their answers to colour-by-number, When the work is done, the coloured sheets are put together to reveal a large pixel image of the Lorax!

-> .pdf and editable .docx version
-> Class set of 25 unique worksheets (every one has different problems!)
-> Complete answer key and mosaic guide
-> Each worksheet contains twelve 1-step linear equations with positive integer solutions requiring addition, subtraction, multiplication, or division to solve.
-> Each worksheet has the answers scrambled at the bottom, allowing students to self-assess their understanding
-> Teaching tips for smooth implementation

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 with 25, no worries! You could hand out some duplicate worksheets if you have a large class, or have weaker students work together. In my experience, students were eager to do additional sheets to complete the picture, in case you have a small class.

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!!

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Total Pages
54 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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