Here's a mathy twist on an epic battle of justice! Two 12-sheet mosaics are included (Superman and Batman), so you can split up your students and have a right-angled colouring showdown! May the best coloured hero win!
Each mosaic consists of 12 worksheets (each one unique!) involving the Pythagorean Theorem used to find the hypotenuse or leg of a right angled triangle. The questions are word problems and life applications of the theorem (12 problems per worksheet). Students' sheets combine to create the hero mosaics. The collaborative motivation is huge! The answers are given in a randomized list at the bottom of each sheet, allowing students to monitor their own work. Complete answer keys are provided for you, as well as a Teaching Tips page for smooth implementation!
CHECK OUT THE PRODUCT PREVIEW to see the range of problem types and know exactly what these worksheets involve!
The Superman vs Batman battle is also available in the following versions:
- +,-, ×, and ÷ positive mixed fractions
◾Sine and Cosine Laws
- solve for sides and angles
◾Trig Ratios (SohCahToa)
- solve for sides and angles
- substitution, elimination, and graphing
Students solve the a² + b² = c² problems, then use the answers to colour their worksheets based on the colour key.
1. Calculate the answers.
2. Colour the squares.
3. Cut out your section.
4. Combine with the class!
Both a visual answer key, showing the completed mosaic with labelled coordinates (to help you assemble the picture from the combined worksheets), and a numeric answer key for each individual worksheet are provided for both hero mosaics.
Leave the hero pictures a secret, or let them know their team in advance 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!
Feedback, suggestions, and frontline stories are always welcomed!
COMMON CORE MATH STANDARDS:
Use trigonometric ratios and the Pythagorean Theorem to solve right triangles in applied problems.
ONTARIO CURRICULUM (CANADA)
◾ MPM2D, Trigonometry Strand
T2 solve problems involving right triangles, using the primary trigonometric ratios and the Pythagorean Theorem
T2.2 Determine the measures of the sides and angles in right triangles, using the primary trigonometric ratios and the Pythagorean Theorem
T2.3 Solve problems involving the measures of sides and angles in right triangles in real life applications, using the primary trigonometric ratios and the Pythagorean theorem.
◾MFM2P Measurement & Trigonometry Strand
Overall Expectation MT2:
Solve problems involving right triangles, using the primary trigonometric ratios and the Pythagorean theorem
MT2.2: Determine the measures of the sides and angles in right triangles, using the primary trigonometric ratios and the Pythagorean
MR2.3: Solve problems involving the measures of sides and angles in right triangles in real-life applications (e.g., in surveying, in navigation, in determining the height of an inaccessible object around the school), using the primary trigonometric ratios and the Pythagorean theorem
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