Colouring by Trigonometry - SohCahToa Giraffe

Grade Levels
8th - 11th
Formats Included
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88 pages
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Highly Engaging! My students volunteered to complete extra sheets!

**New Update!** I've included a diagrams version! I know many level 1 or 2 learners struggle with the word problem format of trig questions.

**Older Update** I've added 'small group' versions for 4 or 8 students, making the task very flexible to various class sizes.

Each worksheet represents a small section of the big picture! The end result will look spectacular 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 basic trig ratios (sin, cos, tan) to solve for sides and angles, then use the answers to colour their worksheets based on the colour key. So much cooler than textbook homework!

It's Simple:
1. Calculate the answers.
2. Colour the squares.
3. Cut out your section.
4. Combine with the class!

INCLUDED (.docx and .pdf files in a zip folder):
--> Two full class sets of 28 worksheets (each worksheet is different!) that combine to create the Giraffe mosaic, for both the word problem version, and the new diagram version!
--> Full sets for both the 4-worksheet and 8-worksheet versions. (More of a traditional colour-by-number style.... look at the preview)
-->Worksheets involve a range of right trigonometry problems that involve choosing and/or applying the correct primary trig ratio to solve for an unknown side or angle.
--> Master Answer Key showing both the colour and numeric solution for all worksheet problems for the 28-student version, and the colour key with answer range key for the small-group versions.

Teaching Tip: Have students draw a right triangle and label the given information as they read each problem for the word problem versions.

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! High school students love colouring too! This sure beats textbook homework!

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!

Feedback, suggestions, and frontline stories are much appreciated!!

Thanks for checking this out!
Total Pages
88 pages
Answer Key
Teaching Duration
2 days
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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Use trigonometric ratios and the Pythagorean Theorem to solve right triangles in applied problems.


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