I love to innovate creative ways to make math fun! I love thinking of new approaches to teach a familiar concept. I'm an avid hobby vb.net programmer, and use my coding skills to create teaching worksheets and software designed around my own students’ needs. My most popular product line is my Collaborative Math Mosaic series. Topics range from middle school to advanced functions! Teachers and students alike love these!

I love to innovate creative ways to make math fun! I love thinking of new approaches to teach a familiar concept. I'm an avid hobby vb.net programmer, and use my coding skills to create teaching worksheets and software designed around my own students’ needs. My most popular product line is my Collaborative Math Mosaic series. Topics range from middle school to advanced functions! Teachers and students alike love these!

This is a solo student colouring mosaic (as opposed to a collaborative math mosaic). Students will gain familiarity with plenty of single digit multiplication products, some 2-digit x 1-digit (and sometimes a 1 x big number randomly).
This task gives some great motivation to work through a bunch of multiplication facts, since the picture only takes shape when all the squares are correctly coloured.

This culminating activity brings all the overall expectations of the grade 10 applied mathematics course (MFM2P) together in an action-packed story line!
Students help the young mathematically-inclined warrior Zachary rescue the kidnapped Princess Eva by applying their knowledge of trigonometry, proportional reasoning, linear relations & systems, quadratic relations, simple trinomial factoring, and 3D measurement.
Will Princess Eva be rescued? Will the Warrior Zachary muster the math power to save the day? Have your students mastered the grade 10 applied mathematics curriculum??
...this task will be the determining factor!
INCLUDED:
.docx and .pdf format of the assignment AND the complete answer key

Calling all π-rates of the Caribbean!
To reach the buried treasure, students must apply the sine, cosine, or tangent ratios, and the Pythagorean Theorem, to calculate all unknown lengths along their path. Right triangle trigonometry just hit the high seas.
INCLUDED:
-> Word (.doc)
-> Colourful handout with instructions
-> Answer key & rubric suggestions
This activity is perfect for Grade 10 Academic or Applied students (ontario curriculum: MPM2D, MFM2P), as it builds the core skill of selecting and using the appropriate trig ratio. This prepares students for the next step of applying this knowledge to real life applications.
This activity is a good compliment to my Angle Tangle Spider Web which focuses on calculating angles.
This is more fun than a straight boring quiz.
There are multiple paths that could be taken, offering some differentiation of ability and student initiative.
Enjoy! ~ CalfordMath
CCSS.MATH.CONTENT.HSG.SRT.C.8
Use trigonometric ratios and the Pythagorean Theorem to solve right triangles in applied problems.

Engage your whole class this Christmas in a giant collaborative math colouring quest! This high-school take on "colour-by-number" style worksheets will have even your most reluctant students working to complete their assignments!
For Christmas this year, I wanted to give you all something awesome! Compared to the amazing grace God showed the world when he sent his Son on that first Christmas, this giant free bundle is a very very small gift to help you and your students remember God's great promise fulfilled "...the rising sun will come to us from heaven to shine on those living in darkness and in the shadow of death, to guide our feet into the path of peace." (Luke 1:78-79)
Each student's worksheet represents a small piece of the bigger picture, a nativity scene. Students complete the math problems, and use their answers to colour according to the key. When the work is done, the coloured sheets are put together to reveal the large pixel image.
It's Simple:
1. Calculate
2. Colour
3. Cut
4. Combine!
INCLUDED (zip folder with 12 versions in .docx and .pdf format):
• Analytic Geometry (slope, midpoint, length, perimeter, median, altitude, bisector…)
• Function Transformations (y= a f(x-h) + k form: quadratic, radical, reciprocal, cubic)
• Linear Equations (one and two step, distributing, like terms multi-step)
• Linear Systems (graphing, elimination, substitution)
• Percentage (sales & discounts, tax, part/whole/percent proportions, increase/decrease)
• Pythagorean Theorem (application problems)
• Quadratic Equations (solve by factoring, isolating, or quadratic formula)
• Sine and Cosine Laws (solve for sides and angles)
• Sinusoidal Transformations (y = a sin or cos[k(x-p)]+q)
• Trig Ratios (SohCahToa for sides or angles)
• Basic Math (add, subtract, multiply, divide, holiday themed word problems and applications)
• Ratios Problems (Holiday themed word problems, and numeric proportions)
The student buy-in factor is HUGE with these worksheets; they all want to see the finished picture come together!
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 worksheets 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 encourage students to do some quality colouring! Perhaps a class set of pencil crayons would be a fun math department investment!
Merry Christmas!
~Calfordmath

Highly Engaging! My students volunteered to complete extra sheets! You get two full class set of 28 worksheets that come together to make the giraffe mosaic in both a word-problem format, and in the recently added diagrams-version! PLUS I've added 'small group' versions for 4 or 8 students, making the task very flexible to various class sizes.
Each worksheet represents a small section of the big picture! The end result will look spectacular hanging up in your classroom :)
Students use the basic trig ratios (sin, cos, tan) to solve for sides and angles, then use the answers to colour their worksheets based on the colour key. So much cooler than textbook homework!
It's Simple:
1. Calculate the answers.
2. Colour the squares.
3. Cut out your section.
4. Combine with the class!
INCLUDED (.docx and .pdf of everything):
--> Full class set of 28 worksheets (all different!) that combine to create the Giraffe mosaic.
--> Full sets for both the 4-worksheet and 8-worksheet versions. (More of a traditional colour-by-number style.... look at the preview)
--> A Teaching Tips page to help you implement this task smoothly
-->Worksheets involve a range of right trigonometry problems that involve choosing and/or applying the correct primary trig ratio to solve for an unknown side or angle.
--> Master Answer Key showing both the colour and numeric solution for all worksheet problems for the 28-student version, and the colour key with answer-ranges for the small-group versions.
Teaching Tip: Have students draw a right triangle and label the given information as they read each problem.
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!
Imagine if your students were the ones policing homework completion? "Common Josh! Do your work or we'll have a hole in our picture!"
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 encourage quality colouring!). Perhaps a class set of pencil crayons would be a fun math department investment!
Thanks for checking this out!
~CalfordMath

This product is a lyrics video. Merry Christmas y'all! (Find this video also on youtube: https://youtu.be/Yer4d8Ugxf4 ). A .docx Word file of the lyrics is also included for your convenience. Feel free to use this in your schools, or perform it yourselves, and distribute it freely! I didn't compose the music or design the picture... I just wrote the lyrics and performed the rap.
The Christmas Story
(lyrics and rap by Timothy A. Calford, music taken from youtube by soundblue official)
"... that baby born on Christmas morning altered history!"

"Which emoji do I have?!" Students do the math to find out! This product comes with 9 different solo math mosaics anonymously numbered "Version 1... Version 9". Each has a different set of problems, so you can encourage students to work together with a partner having a different version to avoid copying. The finished products will look fun around your class room!
Students use the basic trig ratios (sin, cos, tan) to solve for sides and angles, then use the answers to colour their worksheets based on the colour key. So much cooler than textbook homework!
INCLUDED (.docx and .pdf files in a zip folder):
◾ Full set of all 9 emoji worksheets
◾ Worksheets involve a range of right trigonometry problems that involve choosing and applying the correct primary trig ratio to solve for an unknown side or angle.
◾ Every worksheet contains a randomized list of answers at the bottom, allowing for student self-assessment
◾ Master Answer Key showing numeric solution for all versions
◾ Includes both individual files for each emoji, AND a handy 'quick print' file with all 9
The student buy-in factor is HUGE with these worksheets
Encourage students to check their answers by finding them in the randomized list on their worksheet before they colour each square.
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 much appreciated!!
Thanks for checking this out!
~CalfordMath
Curriculum Connection:
◾ HSG-SRT.C.8, ◾ MPM2D, ◾ MFM2P, ◾ MBF3C

Help students Remember this November as they collaboratively colour their sections of the class mosaic, then piece together their work to reveal the large mosaic image.
Students gain practice placing numbers within an interval given using inequality symbols. The lower bound is inclusive while the upper bound is exclusive.
Five versions are included in this bundle:
• Number (basic colour-by-number style, positive values under 50)
• Positive Number Ranges (positive range assigned to each colour)
• Integer Number Ranges (colour ranges include negative, spanning -50 to +50)
• Decimal Number Ranges (numbers with up to 2 decimal places)
• Rational Number Ranges (decimal and improper fraction values)
INCLUDED: (zip file contents)
• .docx and .pdf versions of everything
• Complete class sets of 25 worksheets for each of the 5 versions
• Coloured mosaic with coordinates for easy assembly guidance
• Teaching Tips to help you implement this with your class smoothly
Thanks for checking this out! I’d love to hear you feedback!
~CalfordMath

Help students to Remember this November as they collaboratively complete the Poppy mosaic. Each student's worksheet represents a small section of the big picture! The end result will look spectacular hanging up in your classroom :)
Also check out the Remembrance Day Poppy mosaic in a :
more basic colour-by-number and number range bundle (5 versions) .
Students solve 1 and 2-step linear equations, then use the answers to colour their worksheets based on the colour key. Their sheets combine to create the large mosaic image!
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 files):
• Full class set of 25 worksheets (all different!) that combine to create the Poppy Mosaic
• Complete Answer Key for all worksheets making assessment a breeze
• Every worksheet has a randomized answer list at the bottom so students can self-assess their work before colouring
• Coloured image of the mosaic with coordinates, guiding you to easy assembly
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 will be a nice change in pace from textbook homework.
Leave the picture a secret or show the answer key 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 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 25, no worries! You could hand out some duplicate worksheets if you have a large class (perhaps to a student less likely to enjoy the colouring aspect of this task!) or, you could have some students work pairs (differentiated learning). If you have a small class, in my experience, students are eager to do additional sheets to complete the picture! (Or you could use the answer key to fill in the missing pieces quickly.)
Feedback, suggestions, and frontline stories are always welcomed!
Thanks for checking this out!
~CalfordMath

Highly Engaging!! Each worksheet represents a small section of the big picture! This task ensures individual accountability (every worksheet is different) while harnessing collaborative motivation (Every worksheet is needed for the mosaic). The end result will look spectacular hanging up in your classroom, and your students will be proud!
4 VERSIONS INCLUDED! (.pdf and .docx)
All versions consist of 25 unique worksheets:
◾ One-Step Equations (+,-,×, or ÷)
◾ Two-Step Equations (+ or -, then × or ÷)
◾ Multi-Step Equations (distributing, collect like terms, cross multiplying)
◾ Proportions (within or across multiplication patterns, and cross-multiplying)
The Pumpkin Pi mosaic is also available in the following versions
◾ Colouring by Trigonometry 3-Version Bundle,:
Including SohCahToa, Sine and Cosine Laws, and Pythagorean Theorem versions.
◾ Linear Systems & by Exponent Laws 4 version bundle
Including linear systems (equations), linear systems (word problems), exponent laws (just positive exponents), and exponent laws (including negative exponents) versions
◾ Complete Answer Keys provided
◾Teaching Tips page for smooth implementation
◾Answer-Range Key for at-a-glance assessment. i.e. red --> [10, 16)
◾Coloured picture of the mosaic with coordinates for easy assembly guidance
◾All worksheets have a scrambled answer page at the bottom allowing for student self-assessment
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 Math Mosaics 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!
Thanks for checking this out! Enjoy the Autumn time!
~CalfordMath

An engaging and fresh collaborative activity! 4 VERSIONS INCLUDED Every student has a different set of problems to which the answers decode their colour-by-number grid. The individual sheets combine to create the whole-class 24-sheet mosaic! The result will seem magical, and look fantastic in your classroom :)
Designed by special request for the CCSS grade 6 curriculum, this mosaic bundle includes 4 versions:
◾ Ratios and Proportional Reasoning (numeric proportions, unit rates and prices, whole-part-percent, percentage word problems, ratio word problems)
◾ Fractions (multiplying and dividing mixed fractions, answers in reduced mixed fraction form)
◾ Volume & Surface Area (Volume of rectangular prisms, Surface area of rectangular and triangular prisms)
◾ One-Step Equations (x + p = q and px = q with positive values)
INCLUDED: (in both .docx and .pdf format)
◾ Full class sets of 24 worksheets (all different!) that combine to create the Chewbacca mosaic
◾ Complete answer keys for all versions, giving the answers for all worksheets (easy assessment!)
◾ Teaching Tips page for smooth implementation in your class
◾ Coloured mosaic guide with coordinates, for easy assembly
◾ Scrambled answers list at the bottom of each student's worksheet, allowing for self-assessment.
◾ List of the order/type of problems uniform on all worksheets
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 collaborative math mosaics use standard pencil-crayon colours found in the Crayola 24 pack. For best results, use the exact colour name match, colour darkly, and stick to one colouring medium (i.e. don't mix crayons with markers with pencil crayons...). Perhaps a class set of pencil crayons would be a fun math department investment!
~CalfordMath (@live.ca)

Students use SohCahToa to solve for sides and angles, then use their answers to colour-by-number and reveal the pixel emoji
INCLUDED
◾ .docx and .pdf files in a zip folder of the worksheet & emoji colouring grid
◾ The worksheet involves 6 solve-for-side problems and 6 solve-for-angle problems, randomly requiring sin, cos, or tan.
◾ A randomized list of answers at the bottom, allowing for student self-assessment
◾ Complete Answer Key (in order!) for the teacher, showing the numeric solution for each problem.
◾ Handy formulas & steps exemplar included in the handout for students' reference
If you like this product, be sure the check out my collaborative math mosaics, where each worksheet represents a small piece of the larger whole-class mosaic!
The student buy-in factor is HUGE with these worksheets
Encourage students to check their answers by finding them in the randomized list on their worksheet before they colour each square.
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 much appreciated!!
Thanks for checking this out!
~CalfordMath
Curriculum Connection:
◾ HSG-SRT.C.8, ◾ MPM2D, ◾ MFM2P, ◾ MBF3C

A fresh approach to a culminating activity for grade 9 applied math, far from the routine pencil and paper!
The “MFM1P 6000” is an interactive computer game which gives students an opportunity to show what they have learned, using models and strategies used in current MFM1P classes, while providing endless opportunity for practice and timely remedial help! Students receive instant automated feedback worded in growth mindset language. This program also provides teachers an extensive summary of students strengths and areas of difficulty.
Download the game file, place it in a public handout folder that students can access, and give them 3-4 days to play! Make sure the students have calculators, scrap paper, and perhaps a formula sheet too.
Download Tip
◾Your computer will flag the program as a virus. It is just doing it’s job as it should for any unknown executable file! Be assured it is safe. Click “more info” and then “Run Anyway” etc.
I know how tough it can be to motivate students to review material from the start of the semester in preparation for EQAO and the final exam. Set them loose in a computer lab for a few days with the MFM1P 6000 and watch the magic happen!
Please visit calfordmath.ca/MFM1P6000 for a complete layout of the culminating activity including a complete curriculum connection list, and an up-to-date list of bug fixes and changes.
This activity generates every single problem randomly so that every student has a different set of problems and can try as many attempts as necessary to master each topic. The topics span the MFM1P curriculum, and are arranged in difficulty from $100 to $500 score value. To earn 100%, a student must earn $6000 or more, and complete at least two problems from each category.
I had tremendous engagement and much EQAO success with my grade 9 applied class last year when I piloted this activity. I have also added and tweaked many things! The game is a Windows Desktop Application designed for a PC. It is not web based, so you will need to copy the game file to a public handout folder where students can open it.
I think you and your students will LOVE this!
I would love to hear how it goes with your class, and I welcome any suggestions you have! Thanks for checking this out,
~CalfordMath

This product would be great as a teaching demonstration tool, or for individual student investigations in a computer lab. Students will clearly experience the graphical effect of each algebraic parameter in the transformed equation: f(x) --> a f[k(x-p)] +q
File types: GSP5
By manipulating the graph dynamically, students will make a strong connection between the graphical and algebraic representations of functions.
With easy-to-navigate separate sliders, students can manipulate the vertical stretch/compression, horizontal stretch/compression, horizontal translation, and vertical translation
Functions included: (see the tabs at the bottom of the screen)
-Linear
-Quadratic
-Cubic
-Radical (Square Root)
-Rational ( 1/x)
-Absolute Value
-Logarithmic (with an adjustable base value)
-Exponential (with an adjustable base value)
-Sinusoidal (Sine and Cosine in degrees, includes midline plotted)
-Tangent (in degrees, includes asymptote lines)
Main Common Core Expectations Addressed:
CCSS.MATH.CONTENT.HSF.BF.B.3
Identify the effect on the graph of replacing f(x) by f(x) + k, k f(x), f(kx), and f(x + k) for specific values of k (both positive and negative); find the value of k given the graphs. Experiment with cases and illustrate an explanation of the effects on the graph using technology.
CCSS.MATH.CONTENT.HSF.IF.C.7
Graph functions expressed symbolically and show key features of the graph, by hand in simple cases and using technology for more complicated cases.
Or, in the Ontario Curriculum, this file is ideal for MCR3U, MCF3M, and MHF4U.

A triggy web of SohCahToa fun!
Students must use sine, cosine, and tangent ratios to determine unknown acute angle measures. Each angle’s letter corresponds to an answer below, helping to solve the riddle, “What did one spider say to another?”
INCLUDED:
-> PDF (.pdf)
-> Colourful handout with instructions
-> Answer key / Solution
This activity is a good compliment to my Trig Treasure Map (which focuses on calculating side lengths), building the core skill of selecting and using the appropriate trig ratio. This prepares students for the next step of applying this knowledge to real life applications. It’s perfect for Grade 10 Academic or Applied students (Ontario curriculum: MPM2D, MFM2P)
This is more fun than a straight boring worksheet… it has corny joke!
The triangles are set up to ensure all three trig ratios are required, but in some cases, basic interior angle properties could be employed as well. The final “!”-labelled angle requires some careful thought…
Enjoy! ~ CalfordMath
CCSS.MATH.CONTENT.HSG.SRT.C.8
Use trigonometric ratios and the Pythagorean Theorem to solve right triangles in applied problems.

Collaborative motivation meets individual accountability in a highly engaging task involving Pythagorean Word Problems and Applications. Math + colouring + social justice = something you've never seen before! Each student's worksheet is different! Each worksheet represents a small section of the big picture! The end result will look spectacular hanging up in your classroom :) What a great way to celebrate Women's History Month!
**Curriculum Connection**
CCSS.Math.Content.8.G.B.7 (Grade 8 Geometry)
Apply the Pythagorean Theorem to determine unknown side lengths in right triangles in real-world and mathematical problems in two and three dimensions.
CCSS.Math.Content.HSG.SRT.C.8
Use trigonometric ratios and the Pythagorean Theorem to solve right triangles in applied problems.
(The Malala mosaic is also available in Volume and Surface Area version.)
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-by-number key, then colour their section of the mosaic.
INCLUDED: (.pdf )
-Class set of 30 worksheets that combine to create the Malala mosaic
-Each sheet contains 12 word problems and applications of the Pythagorean Theorem.
-A Teaching Tips page, for smooth implementation
-An answer-range key for quick student assessment at a glance. (i.e. "Blue always has an answer between 120 and 160")
-A coloured coordinate-labelled image of the mosaic to help you assemble the completed picture.
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!
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 stick to one type of colouring medium. Maybe a class set of pencil crayons would be a fun departmental purchase? :)
I'd love to hear from you! Let me know how this went in your classroom! (calfordmath@live.ca)

Have fun reviewing the key concepts of plane geometry through this fully functional Jeopardy-style PowerPoint! Everything is hyper-linked for easy navigation. This works very well with an interactive whiteboard!
Students can play in teams / rows, or work through the game individually in a computer lab.
Jeopardy topics are:
• Basic Angle Properties (parallel and transversal lines)
• Triangles (interior & exterior angle sums, isosceles angles)
• Polygons (interior & exterior angle sums, regular polygons)
• Prove or Disprove (explain or give a counter example)
• Midpoints and Diagonals (quadrilateral diagonal properties and midpoint-joining line segment properties)
A preview file is included, giving a complete PDF printout of the slides (questions and answers)
The file is modifiable, so you can change up the questions to suit your class.

A highly engaging way for your students to practice their fraction operations! Your students will each work independently on their own unique worksheet, then combine their work to create the Earth mosaic! Individual accountability is ensured, while collaborative motivation provides a powerful push to complete the work! The ending result will look spectacular hanging up in your classroom, and your students will be proud!
INCLUDED:
◾.pdf file containing everything listed below:
◾25-Sheet class set of worksheets that combine to create the Earth mosaic.
◾Light version contains 12 fraction problems per worksheet, and follows a more traditional colour-by-number style.
(Check out the regular version where each sheet contains 36 fraction problems, and the problems embedded in the colouring pages!)
◾Every worksheet has the answers scrambled at the bottom, allowing students to self-assess their work.
◾Full answer key for all worksheets (both a colour key and calculation answer key)
◾Completed mosaic template with coordinates to help you assemble the completed mosaic
◾Teaching Tips for smooth implementation
Students solve the fraction problems, then use the answers to colour their worksheets based on the colour key. Their sheets combine to create the Earth!
It's simple!
1. Calculate the answers.
2. Colour the squares.
3. Cut out your section.
4. Combine with the class!
The student buy-in factor is HUGE with these worksheets; they all want to see the finished picture come together! Middle school students love colouring too! This sure beats textbook homework! This would also be a good review before teaching rational functions to high school students.
Imagine if your students were the ones policing homework completion? "Common Jenny! Do your work or we'll have a hole in our picture!"
Leave the picture a secret, or let them know in advance 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 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!
Thanks for checking this out!
~CalfordMath

Financial literacy is increasingly important today! Build students’ comprehension when navigating financial application problems with the rich variety of questions provided in this task. If you’ve never tried one of my collaborative colouring mosaics before, let me assure you they motivate even ‘those reluctant students’ to complete their work!
Harness the power of collaborative motivation while you maintain individual accountability! Every single worksheet is different, so you can confidently enjoy the rich mathematical student-to-student dialog as students help and teach each other to achieve their collaborative goal. The finished mosaic will look spectacular hanging in your classroom, and your students will be proud!
This product comes with 3 versions:
•30-Worksheet Mosaic: Just Simple and Compound Interest (no annuity problems)
•30-Worksheet Mosaic: Simple and Compound Interest, and Annuities
•8-Worksheet Mosaic: Simple and Compound Interest, and Annuities
You could use worksheets from both 30-sheet versions combined to complete the mosaic, if you wanted to spread it out over different units, classes, or ability levels. Every students’ worksheet includes a set of applicable formulas. You could use a TVM solver as well.
INCLUDED: (.pdf and .docx )
•Full class sets of 30 worksheets (in two versions: with or without annuities), plus an 8 worksheet version (with annuities), which combine to make the Veggie Tales mosaic.
•Complete answer keys for every worksheet! Also, a handy colour-range answer key
•Teaching Tips page, to help you implement the task smoothly
•Completed Mosaic / visual answer key with coordinates to help you assemble the completed worksheets into the large mosaic.
•Problem Order list, so you know what type of question students are working on / struggling with.
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.
I'd love to hear from you! (calfordmath@live.ca.)
Common Core State Standards:
•7.RP.A.3 •HSA.SSE.A.1.b •HSA.SSE.B.4 •High School Modeling •HSF-LE.A.1 •HSF-LE.B.5
Ontario Curriculum: MCR3U, Strand C - Discrete Functions
•3.3 ...the calculation of the amount, A, the principal, P, or the interest rate per compounding period, i, using the compound interest formula in the form A = P(1 + i)^n
•3.4 ... the number of compounding periods, n, using the compound interest formula in the form A = P(1 + i)^n; describe strategies for calculating this number; and solve related problems
•3.7 ...the amount, the present value, and the regular payment of an ordinary simple annuity

These are some of my most popular, tried and true, trig resources! Save over $30 with this bundle!
The products are diverse in this bundle, from single student worksheets to collaborative whole class math colouring mosaics to gameshow style review activities.
Included:
Collaborative Math Mosaics:
-Batman v Superman (3 versions: Pythagorean Theorem, Sine & Cosine Laws, and SohCahToa)
-Rubber Ducky - Right & Oblique Trig
-SohCahToa Giraffe
Fun Worksheets
-Angle Tangle Spiderweb - Solving for angles with SohCahToa
-Trig Treasure Map - Solving for sides with SohCahToa & Pythagorean Theorem
Powerpoint + Kahoot! link - Choosing the correct trig tool, gameshow style review.
Enjoy!