Happy Mother's Day! You don't have to choose between making something for Mother's Day and practicing skills! Your students will put their knowledge of coordinate systems, ordered pairs, and cartesian graphing to work creating a picture honoring Mom. Students plot points from a list of ordered pairs and then connect the dots to form a heart design for Mom.
Two versions of the activity are included for different grade levels, or for differentiation: a primary version with fewer points, and letters along the X-axis, and a more advanced version with a smaller graph and numbers only. The beginner version is a simple heart with the word MOM graphed in the middle. The advanced version looks like the classic Mom tattoo with a heart and rose. The coordinate planes on both versions of the graph include positive numbers only. The full version includes 11 pages: cover, tips for teaching coordinate graphing with Common Core correlation (5.G.1 and 5.G.2), beginner and advanced coordinate lists, beginner and advanced blank graph pages, and answer keys showing both the simple design plotted on the grid as well as a colored version.
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Mother's Day Graph Ordered Pairs / Coordinate Graphing by Anna M. Colley is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 Unported License.