I'm making it my mission to take some of the most irrelevant, abstract concepts for students, and turning them into FUN color-by-number activities. Why should these fun coloring activities stop once kids leave elementary school? Watch your students actually care about their answers as they quietly work to color each picture correctly. You can assess their progress quickly, just by glancing to see if they colored their pictures correctly.
The directions for students are as follows: Complete the problems in each row. Circle the correct answer. Match the problem numbers with the color you circled to create a colorful picture. For example, if you get the answer $48 for problem #5, then you should use brown to color all of the sections labeled with a 5. If you get the answer $34, you should use yellow to color all the sections labeled with a 5.
The activity includes finding the area of rectangles, parallelograms, triangles, trapezoids, composite figures, and regular polygons. It was specifically designed with sixth grade common core standards in mind, but it could be used with 5th or 7th graders, depending on ability level.
Enjoy! For more fun area activities, check out my Discovering Area Formulas with Cutting and Gluing
pack and the Exploring Surface Area with Nets
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