First Week of School Ideas and Resources 4

A unique back to school activity for middle school.

The Cost of Coloring in South America:

FREE Coloring Activity Involving Basic Math

• Cover Page: Cost of Coloring South America Project
• Goal/Directions Page
• South America Coloring Project Worksheet
• South America Coloring Project Answer Key
• Thank You & Author Information

How does this activity work? Directions:
• Color the map of South America. Each color is worth a different dollar amount.
• Make the cheapest map possible.
• WARNING! Before you get started, there is a catch… no colors can touch.
• Your map has to cost ≤ $2,800 or LESS!
• How LOW Can You Go?
• When you finish, explain how you got your answer. Did you have a strategy? Explain.
• Make sure you show all your math (adding up the numbers and state your answer.

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Read more about back to school resources:

First Week of School Ideas and Resources Part 1

First Week of School Ideas and Resources Part 2

First Week of School Ideas and Resources Part 3



  1. Amy,
    I am LOVING all of your back to school posts! You have given me so many great ideas! I will definitely have to do this one and blog about it – it sounds like so much fun! I will share this on facebook! Thanks so much for sharing your awesome ideas! 🙂

    1. Christine,

      Thank you for reading! I can’t wait to read your blog post about this activity in use. Maybe even see some pictures? It is great to “meet” someone with similar interests. I am following your blog; Looks great! I will be coming back to check it out soon.


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