Lesson 17 Mosaic Pictures

    • Let’s make a mosaic.

Warm-up Notice and Wonder: Mosaic

What do you notice? What do you wonder?

Image of butterfly, made of many small, different colored shapes.

Activity 1 Create a Mosaic

  1. Use the colored paper and scissors to cut identical rectangles. Make sure the measurement of one side of the rectangle is a whole number and the other is a fraction greater than 1.

  2. What is the area of one of your rectangles? Show your reasoning.

  3. Use the rectangles from your group to make a group mosaic by arranging some of the different colored rectangles on a blank piece of paper.

Activity 2 Cost of Mosaic

About how much would it cost to create your mosaic with your preferred material? Explain or show your reasoning.


Cost per square unit