Students work independently yet collaboratively! Each worksheet corresponds to a colour-by-answer section of the larger whole-class mosaic. They each receive a different set of problems involving the distributive property, and collecting like terms. Once the math is done, they use their answers to decode the colour-by-number key!
Terms may include x²y², x²y, xy², x², y², xy, x, y, and constants.
A scrambled answer list is included at the bottom of every worksheet so students can self-assess their work. You are provided with a complete answer key for all worksheets!
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1. Calculate the answers.
2. Colour the squares.
3. Cut out your section.
4. Combine with the class!
◾ Both.pdf and editable .docx format
◾ Full class set of 25 worksheets (Every single sheet is unique!) that combine to create the Blue Jays Logo mosaic
◾ All worksheets contain 12 single-step problems (4 each of "just collecting like terms", "distribute once then collect", and "distribute twice then collect"
◾ Complete answer key / mosaic guide provided for all worksheets.
◾ Teaching Tips page for smooth implementation in your class (Find this in the answer key file)
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! Leave the picture a secret or show it for motivation… it’s your call.
All my collaborative math mosaics use standard pencil-crayon colours found in the Crayola 24 pack. For best results, use the exact colour name match, colour darkly, and stick to one colouring medium (i.e. don't mix crayons with markers with pencil crayons...). Perhaps a class set of pencil crayons would be a fun math department investment!
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