This engaging coloring activity requires students to identify positive integers, negative integers, and non-integers in order to correctly color a picture featuring a large flower and the famous phrase "April Showers Bring May Flowers!"
Students will demonstrate their understanding of integers as whole numbers as they color all positive integers pink and all negative integers yellow. They will also distinguish these integers from non-integers by coloring values green if they are NOT integers.
Furthermore, this activity will challenge students by requiring them to simplify fractions and expressions with exponents in the illustration. For example, students must recognize that the fraction 12/3 is a positive integer because it is equivalent to 4 in its simplest form. Values in the coloring page include fractions, decimals, bases with exponents, and one irrational number added for enrichment - the symbol for pi!
The correct colors for the large flower on this coloring page are not arranged in a predictable pattern, so students must rely on their mathematical knowledge rather than their coloring instincts to correctly complete the page. Also, an answer key is included to help teachers check for understanding quickly and effectively.
We created this coloring activity to align with Virginia Math SOL 6.3a, but it's also a great supplement to help teach "integer" as a vocabulary term from CCSS.MATH.CONTENT.6.NS.C.6.C.
We hope this activity helps your students to enjoy identifying integers in a colorful way!