Harness the motivating power of collaboration while maintaining individual accountability! Every student's worksheet is different, yet similar in the type of problems asked. When students answer all the math problems, they use their answers to color-by-number their small section of the larger mosaic!
Problems include a variety of equations: solve-by-factoring, simple trinomials, complex trinomials, common factor first, rearrange-first, and quadratic formula.
1. Calculate the answers.
2. Color the squares.
3. Cut out your section.
4. Combine with the class!
◾ Both .docx (editable) and .pdf format
◾ Full class set 20 worksheets (question page + coloring grid). Every sheet is unique! The worksheets combine to create the MLK mosaic.
◾ Answer key for all worksheets.
◾ Teaching Tips page for smooth implementation in your class
◾ Colored mosaic guide for easy assembly
◾ Scrambled answers list at the bottom of each student's worksheet, allowing for self assessment.
◾ "Order of Problems" sequence that each worksheet follows
This makes a great unit summative task! .
Here's the list of the order of questions each worksheet contains: (Check out the product preview to see sample worksheets and know exactly what this task involves!)
If you like this product, be sure the check out the whole Collaborative Math Mosaic directory, sorted by topic!
Here's a list of the quadratic problems on each sheet:
1) simple factorable
2) simple factorable rearrange
3) quadratic formula
4) complex factorable
5) simple factorable
6) quadratic formula
7) complex factorable
8) simple factorable
9) complex factorable rearrange
10) quadratic formula
11) complex factorable rearrange
12) complex factorable, common factor
The student buy-in factor is HUGE with these worksheets; they all want to see the finished picture come together! High school students love coloring too!
Leave the picture a secret or show it for motivation… it’s your call.
Encourage students to check all their answers by finding them in the scrambled list at the bottom of their worksheet before they color. This will increase the accuracy of the final picture!
All my collaborative math mosaics use standard pencil-crayon colors found in the Crayola 24 pack. For best results, use the exact color name match, color darkly, and stick to one coloring 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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