Martin Luther King Jr. - Coloring by Quadratic Equations (20 Sheet Math Mosaic)

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9th - 11th
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  1. These mosaics are a great way to involve every learner in your class! They provide collaborative motivation through a common goal, while upholding individual accountability since every worksheet has different problems.
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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.

It's simple!

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!

Feedback, suggestions, and frontline stories are always welcomed!

~CalfordMath (

Total Pages
55 pages
Answer Key
Teaching Duration
2 days
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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Solve quadratic equations in one variable.
Use the method of completing the square to transform any quadratic equation in 𝘹 into an equation of the form (𝘹 – 𝘱)² = 𝘲 that has the same solutions. Derive the quadratic formula from this form.
Solve a simple system consisting of a linear equation and a quadratic equation in two variables algebraically and graphically. For example, find the points of intersection between the line 𝘺 = –3𝘹 and the circle 𝘹² + 𝘺² = 3.


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