First Quadrant Only Uses 1/2 in some points
Please Note: There are two different graph papers supplied. One with the smaller lettering and numbers included and one without.
This coordinate graphing project is fun for the student and makes a great bulletin board idea as well. Students will use their knowledge of coordinate graphing and ordered pairs to create a drawing of the Olympic Rings with the letters “USA”. They can then graph the “2016” and “Rio” if you wish. If not, a graph paper grid is supplied with the optional lettering already graphed. This will all be created by plotting ordered pairs and then connecting them with straight lines.
This activity can be a class project or something to be worked on independently when time allows. It also works as an extra credit assignment or when there is a substitute teacher. It can also be used as summer enrichment or a rainy day activity.
The graph consists of points in the first quadrant using ordered pairs with whole numbers and the fraction 1/2. When finished, they can use markers, colored pencils or other medium to enhance the project.
Included in this download:
* Coordinate graph paper for plotting (with a light, medium and a dark grid with and
without the “2016 Rio”)
* Coordinate list
* Full sized answer key both with and without the “2016 Rio”
* Sample of the completed project in color both with and without the “2016 Rio”
Instructional Materials include:
* Student Directions for Plotting Coordinates
* Directions for Plotting Coordinates with Fractions and Decimals
* Directions for Plotting Coordinates in Quadrant I
* Directions for Plotting Coordinates in All Quadrants
* Details for Plotting Coordinates with Fractions in Quadrant I
* Details for Plotting Coordinates with Fractions in All Quadrants.
If you like this project, please let us know. There are many projects covering the entire school year and some projects are cross curricular (Sports, Patriotism, Seasons, Holidays, History, and Science). The activities and projects range from second grade to ninth grade. These projects have been used successfully at both the Elementary and Middle School levels.
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Anthony Iorlano and Linda Iorlano
Specify locations and describe spatial relationships using coordinate geometry and other representational systems.
Common Core State Standards
CCSS.Math.Content.5.G.A.1 Use a pair of perpendicular number lines, called axes, to define a coordinate system, with the intersection of the lines (the origin) arranged to coincide with the 0 on each line and a given point in the plane located by using an ordered pair of numbers, called its coordinates. Understand that the first number indicates how far to travel from the origin in the direction of one axis, and the second number indicates how far to travel in the direction of the second axis, with the convention that the names of the two axes and the coordinates correspond (e.g., x-axis and x-coordinate, y-axis and y-coordinate).
Keywords: Coordinate Drawing, Coordinate Graphing, Mystery Drawing, Mystery Picture, Olympics, Summer Olympics, 2016 Olympics, 2016 Summer Olympics, Rio, Rio Olympics, Track and Field, Diving, Swimming, Running