Colouring by Annuities - Lazy Giraffe, PV, FV & Interest (16, 20 & 25 versions)
Highly Engaging!! Combine individual accountability with collaborative motivation. Includes 3 class-size versions (16, 20 or 25 sheet mosaics.) Each worksheet represents a small section of the big picture! The end result will look spectacular hanging up in your classroom :)

Each worksheet has 3 questions each of:
• Find future value
• Find present value
• Determine total interest earned
• Determine total interest paid

It's simple!
1. Calculate the answers.
2. Colour the squares.
3. Cut out your section.
4. Combine with the class!

Students complete the problems to decode the colour key, then use it to colour their section of giraffe mosaic.

The giraffe mosaic is also available in a Pythagorean Theorem version , involving word problems to solve for a leg or hypotenuse of right triangles.

High school kids like colouring too! Their curiosity and desire to see the big picture come together will keep them working and helping each other!

INCLUDED (.pdf and .docx files of everything):
->Complete class sets of 16, 20, and 25 worksheets, that each combine to create a giraffe mosaic. Sheets contain the answers scrambled so students can monitor their own understanding.
->The answer-range key for the colour code, for quick assessment at a glance.
-> Colour solution and coordinate guide for the mosaic.
->Each worksheet contains 12 problems.

Ontario Curriculum: This is great for MAP4C, or MCR3U.

All my "Colouring by..." math mosaics use the standard colours found in a Crayola 24 pack of coloured pencils. For best results, use the exact colour name match, and use a consistent colouring medium (pencil crayon, crayon, etc.). Maybe a class set of pencil crayons would be a fun department purchase? :)

I'd love to hear from you! Leave some feedback about how this went in your classroom!
~ CalfordMath
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Created: Nov 11, 2016

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