Both application (word) problems and diagram problems are involved, with 12 problems on each worksheet!
Each worksheet represents a small section of the big picture! Student will have fun guessing what the mystery mosaic will turn out to be, motivating them to complete their work! The end result will look great hanging up in your classroom :)
CHECK OUT THE PRODUCT PREVIEW to see the range of problem types, and to know exactly what these worksheets involve!
Students use the Pythagorean Theorem to solve various problems involving right triangles, then use the answers to colour-by-number
1. Calculate the answers.
2. Colour the squares.
3. Cut out your section.
4. Combine with the class!
(.pdf and .docx files in zip folder):
--> Full class set of 12 worksheets (all different!) that combine to create the Lego Batman mosaic.
-->Worksheets involve a range problems that involve solving for the hypotenuse or a leg of the triangle.
--> Complete Answer Key for all worksheets.
--> Scrambled answers at the bottom of each worksheet allowing students to self-assess
--> Helpful Teaching Tips page for smooth implementation
If you like this product, be sure the check out the whole Collaborative Math Mosaic directory
, sorted by topic!
For a fun "Proof by Dissection" of a² + b² = c², check out Pythagorean Tangram - SmartBoard Puzzle
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!
Imagine if your students were the ones policing homework completion? "Common Josh! 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!
I’d love and appreciate any feedback, suggestions, and frontline stories you can share!!
Thanks for checking this out!