Colouring by Trigonometry- Right & Oblique, Collaborative 15 Sheet Math Mosaic
A highly engaging task combining individual accountability with collaborative motivation! Colouring meets Trigonometry in this class-wide math mosaic that will look spectacular hanging up in your classroom :) Each worksheet represents a small section of the big picture!

Each worksheet contains 12 problems of the following type:
1) Simple Soh Cah Toa - side
2) Simple Soh Cah Toa - angle
3) Soh Cah Toa - side
4) Soh Cah Toa - angle
5) Soh Cah Toa - side
6) pythagorean theorem
7) Soh Cah Toa - angle
8) cosine law - find side
9) sine law - find side
10) cosine law - find angle
11) sine law - find angle
12) sine law - find side

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

INCLUDED (.pdf and .docx of everything):
--> Full class set of 15 worksheets (all different!) that combine to create the ducky mosaic!
--> Full answer keys for all worksheets for easy assessment. Also, a colour-range answer key is provided for at-a-glance assessment. i.e. golden yellow -> [14, 22)
--> Teaching Tips page to help you implement this task smoothly

Common Core States Standards: HSG-SRT.C.8, HSG-SRT.D.10, HSG-SRT.D.11
Ontario, Canada: MPM2D, MBF3C, MCR3U, MCF3M Trig

The student buy-in factor is HUGE with these worksheets; they all want to see the finished picture come together! High school students love colouring too! This sure beats textbook homework!

Leave the picture a secret or show it for motivation… it’s your call.

Encourage students to check their answers by finding them in the randomized list on their worksheet before they colour each square. This will increase the accuracy of the final picture!

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 stick with the same colouring medium (and encourage quality colouring!). Perhaps a class set of pencil crayons would be a fun math department investment!

If your class size doesn’t line up with 15, no worries! You could have some students work pairs (differentiated learning!) or use the answer key to fill in the missing pieces quickly. If your class is bigger than 15, you could hand out duplicate sheets and use the best coloured one, or make two mosaics.

Feedback, suggestions, and frontline stories are always welcomed!

Thanks for checking this out!
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Created: Jul 14, 2016

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