Collaborative motivation meets individual accountability in a highly engaging task involving surface area and volume application word problems. Each student's worksheet is different! Each worksheet represents a small section of the big picture!
This task makes a terrific unit summative assessment. It includes the volume and surface area of rectangular and triangular prisms.
CHECK OUT THE PRODUCT PREVIEW to see sample worksheets showing the range of problem types and letting you know exactly what these worksheets involve!
In a nutshell, students:
1. Calculate the answers.
2. Colour the squares.
3. Cut out your section.
4. Combine with the class!
Students complete the problems to use their answers to colour-by-number their section of the mosaic.
-.pdf and .docx format files in zip folder
-Teaching Tips for smooth implementation of this task
-A complete answer key for quick student assessment of all worksheets
-An answer-range key, for example, "black [30, 43.1)" for at-a-glance evaluation.
-A picture of the completed mosaic with coordinates labelled to guide your assembly of the mosaic.
"Problem Order" (the order of problem types followed by all worksheets.)
1) volume of rectangular prism
2) volume of square-based prism
3) volume of cube
4) volume of rectangular prism
5) volume of square-based prism
6) volume of cube
7) volume of square-based prism
8) surface area of rectangular prism
9) surface area of cube
10) surface area of cube
11) surface area of equilateral triangular prism given perpendicular height
12) surface area of isosceles triangular prism given perpendicular height
13) surface area of rectangular prism
THE MATH INVOLVED:
-Interpret V and SA word problems arising from real life contexts
-Use volume formulas for prisms 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?)
Older students 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? :)