Colouring by Volume and Surface Area, Malala Yousafzai (30 Worksheet Editions)

Grade Levels
6th - 12th
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310 pages
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Collaborative motivation meets individual accountability in a highly engaging task involving surface area and volume real-life word problems. Math + colouring + social justice = something you've never seen before! Each student's worksheet is different! Each worksheet represents a small section of the big picture! This task makes a terrific unit summative assessment.

5 different mix-n-matchable versions are included in this class-wide math mosaic bundle! The end result will look spectacular hanging up in your classroom :) What a great way to celebrate Women's History Month!

CHECK OUT THE PRODUCT PREVIEW to see the range of problem types and know exactly what these worksheets involve!

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

Students complete the problems to decode the colour-by-number key, then colour their section of the mosaic.

VERSIONS INCLUDED: (.pdf and .docx of everything)
-Volume and Surface Area of Rectangular Prisms and Cylinders
-Volume and Surface Area of Rectangular Prisms & Pyramids, Cones and Cylinders
-Volume of Cylinders, Pyramids (rectangular & triangular), Cones, and Spheres
-Volume of Prisms & Pyramids (both rectangular & triangular), Cones, Cylinders, and Spheres
-Pythagorean Theorem (Word Problems and Applications)

-A Teaching Tips page
-An answer-range key for quick student assessment at a glance. (i.e. "Blue always has an answer between 120 and 160")
-A coloured coordinate-labelled image of the mosaic to help you assemble the completed picture.
-A "Problem Order" list, giving the order of problem types on the worksheets.

-Interpret V and SA word problems arising from real life contexts
-Use volume formulas for cylinders, prisms, pyramids, cones, and spheres to solve problems
-Work with fractional and decimal edge lengths in the context of solving real-world problems
-Use both metric and imperial units of measurement for length, area, and volume, and consider the appropriateness of the (randomly chosen) unit for each problem.
-Consider the context of the problem (i.e. does the top area get included?)
-Use the Pythagorean theorem to solve for necessary dimensions (slant height, perpendicular height, apex height)
-Determine desired dimensions given information about the shape (i.e. get radius from circumference, or perpendicular height from a known side length for an equilateral triangle.)

LOOK AT THE PREVIEW for the best glimpse at the types of problems involved for each version.

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!

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, and stick to one type of colouring medium. Maybe a class set of pencil crayons would be a fun departmental purchase? :)

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Total Pages
310 pages
Answer Key
Teaching Duration
3 days
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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Represent three-dimensional figures using nets made up of rectangles and triangles, and use the nets to find the surface area of these figures. Apply these techniques in the context of solving real-world and mathematical problems.
Know the formulas for the area and circumference of a circle and use them to solve problems; give an informal derivation of the relationship between the circumference and area of a circle.
Solve real-world and mathematical problems involving area, volume and surface area of two- and three-dimensional objects composed of triangles, quadrilaterals, polygons, cubes, and right prisms.
Apply the Pythagorean Theorem to determine unknown side lengths in right triangles in real-world and mathematical problems in two and three dimensions.
Know the formulas for the volumes of cones, cylinders, and spheres and use them to solve real-world and mathematical problems.


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