A highly engaging task that combines collaborative motivation with individual accountability. Students apply the quadratic formula to solve non-factorable quadratic equations, then use their answers to decode the colour key and colour their section of the Obama mosaic!
CHECK OUT THE PRODUCT PREVIEW to see the range of problem types and know exactly what these worksheets involve!
The Obama mosaic is also available in an Annuities Version
, if you're teaching exponential functions or financial math.
->Each sheet contains 12 non-factorable quadratic equations of the form ax² + bx + c = 0 (with real roots).
->In the Exact Version, students express the roots in reduced radical form. In the Approximate Version, answers are rounded to 1 decimal place.
1. Calculate the answers.
2. Colour the squares.
3. Cut out your section.
4. Combine with the class!
High school kids like colouring too! Their curiosity and desire to see the big picture come together will keep them working and helping each other!
-> .pdf and .docx files for both the Exact Version and Decimal Version.
-> Each versions consists of 30 problem/colouring worksheets that combine to make the Obama mosaic.
-> Worksheets contain the answers scrambled at the bottom so students can monitor their own understanding.
-> The answer-range key for the colour code, for quick assessment at a glance.
-> Colour solution and coordinate guide for the mosaic.
Ontario Curriculum: This is great for MPM2D, MCF3M, MBF3C, MCR3U.
If you like this product, be sure the check out the whole Collaborative Math Mosaic directory
, sorted by topic!
All my "Colouring by..." math mosaics use the standard colours found in a Crayola 24 pack of coloured pencils. For best results, use the exact colour name match. Maybe a class set of pencil crayons would be a fun departmental purchase? :)
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