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* Four Quadrant Graphing
This coordinate graphing project is fun for the student and makes a great bulletin board idea as well. This project can be used for the Baseball season. Students will use their knowledge of coordinate graphing and ordered pairs to work creating a drawing of a baseball field in 3-D. When finished, the pennant can be decorated with your favorite team. This will 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.
This project is for the intermediate graphing student or the beginning graphing student who has knowledge of fractions and integers. The graph consists of points in the four quadrants using ordered pairs with whole numbers and a few fractional points using the fractions 1/4, 1/2, and 2/3 for detail. When finished, they can use markers, colored pencils or other medium to enhance the project.
Included in this download is:
Coordinate graph paper for plotting (with both a light and a dark grid), a coordinate list, a full sized answer key and a sample of the completed project in color.
Also included is:
Student Directions for Plotting Coordinates, Directions for Plotting Coordinates with Fractions, Directions for Plotting Coordinates in Quadrant I, Directions for Plotting Coordinates in All Quadrants, Details for Plotting Coordinates with Fractions in Quadrant I, and Details for Plotting Coordinates with Fractions in All Quadrants.
If you like this project, please let me know. There are over 200 projects covering the entire school year and some projects are cross curricular (Sports, Patriotism, Seasons, Holidays, History, Landmarks and Science). Lessons begin at 4th grade and are appropriate for the Middle School and some for High School students. 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).