A highly engaging way for your students to practice their fraction operations! Your students will each work independently on their own unique worksheet, then combine their work to create the Earth mosaic! Individual accountability is ensured, while collaborative motivation provides a powerful push to complete the work!
◾Editable .docx and .pdf files of everything
◾Two 25-Sheet class sets (regular and light versions)
◾Regular version contains 36 fraction problems per worksheet, with the problems embedded in the colouring pages!
◾Light version contains 12 fraction problems per worksheet, and follows a more traditional colour-by-number style.
◾Every worksheet has the answers scrambled at the bottom, allowing students to self-assess their work.
◾Full answer key for all worksheets (both a colour key and calculation answer key)
◾Completed mosaic template with coordinates to help you assemble the completed mosaic
◾Teaching Tips for smooth implementation
CHECK OUT THE PRODUCT PREVIEW to see the range of problem types and know exactly what these worksheets involve!
Students solve the fraction problems, then use the answers to colour their worksheets based on the colour key. Their sheets combine to create the Earth!
1. Calculate the answers.
2. Colour the squares.
3. Cut out your section.
4. Combine with the class!
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The student buy-in factor is HUGE with these worksheets; they all want to see the finished picture come together! Middle school students love colouring too! This sure beats textbook homework! This would also be a good review before teaching rational functions to high school students.
Imagine if your students were the ones policing homework completion? "Common Jenny! Do your work or we'll have a hole in our picture!"
Leave the picture a secret, or let them know in advance 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 always welcomed!
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