Here is a bundle of my Pythagorean Theorem collaborative math mosaics
, plus a highly engaging Smart Notebook tangram puzzle providing a visual proof/discovery of the famous theorem. While most of the mosaics included in this bundle are available for purchase individually, some are only sold as part of other smaller bundles. Click on the product hyperlinks below to see the individual product pages with previews and more details. Mosaics come in both .docx and .pdf format. All of them use the 24 colours from the basic Crayola coloured pencils box. Encourage students to help each other, since everyone's worksheet has different questions, and to colour darkly
1) Pythagorean Tangram
2) Clifford Mosaic (25 Sheet)
3) Batman vs Superman Mosaics (12 Sheets Each)
4) Easter Bunny** (24 Sheet)
5) Link From Zelda** (12 and 24 Mosaic Versions)
6) Lazy Giraffe Mosaic (16 and 25 Sheet Versions)
7) Pumpkin Pi Mosaic** (25 Sheet)
The resource is not sold individually but can be purchased as part of a smaller separate bundle. Only the Pythagorean Theorem version is included in this bundle.
How do the mosaics work?
Each mosaic consists of worksheets that are all different from each other, each involving the Pythagorean Theorem used to find the hypotenuse or leg of a right angled triangle. The questions are word problems, diagrams, and life applications of the theorem. Students solve the a² + b² = c² problems, then use the answers to colour their worksheets based on the colour key. Students' sheets combine to create the mosaic! The collaborative motivation is huge!
1. Calculate the answers.
2. Colour the squares.
3. Cut out your section.
4. Combine with the class!
Every student worksheet contains its answers in a randomized list at the bottom, allowing students to monitor their own work, finding and fixing their errors. Answer keys are provided for you, as well as a Teaching Tips page for smooth implementation!
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!
COMMON CORE MATH STANDARDS:
Use trigonometric ratios and the Pythagorean Theorem to solve right triangles in applied problems.
ONTARIO CURRICULUM (CANADA)
◾ MPM2D, Trigonometry Strand
T2 solve problems involving right triangles, using the primary trigonometric ratios and the Pythagorean Theorem
T2.2 Determine the measures of the sides and angles in right triangles, using the primary trigonometric ratios and the Pythagorean Theorem
T2.3 Solve problems involving the measures of sides and angles in right triangles in real life applications, using ...the Pythagorean theorem.
◾MFM2P Measurement & Trigonometry Strand
Overall Expectation MT2:
Solve problems involving right triangles, using the primary trigonometric ratios and the Pythagorean theorem
MT2.2: Determine the measures of the sides and angles in right triangles, using the primary trigonometric ratios and the Pythagorean
MR2.3: Solve problems involving the measures of sides and angles in right triangles in real-life applications (e.g., in surveying, in navigation, in determining the height of an inaccessible object around the school), using the primary trigonometric ratios and the Pythagorean theorem
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Be sure to check out the whole Collaborative Math Mosaic directory
, sorted by topic!