MIDDLE SCHOOL AND HIGH SCHOOL PROJECTS (Grades 6 – 9)
These coordinate graphing projects are fun and motivational for students and they make great bulletin board displays as well. These projects are ideal for covering the Baseball season. Students will use their knowledge of coordinate graphing and ordered pairs to create drawings for the season. They will be created by plotting ordered pairs and then connecting them with straight lines. There are also three math labs dealing with Baseball.
These activities can be a class project or something to be worked on independently when time allows. They also work as extra credit assignments or when there is a substitute teacher.
These projects are for the intermediate to advanced coordinate graphing student. The graphs consist of projects in the first quadrant and all four quadrants using ordered pairs with whole numbers and fractional points using the fractions 1/4, 1/3, 1/2, 2/3 and 3/4 for detail. Some of them also use fractional points in both the x-coordinate and the y-coordinate. When finished, they can use markers, colored pencils or other medium to enhance the project.
The math labs deal with fractions, decimals and percents. The Geometry Lab deals with angle measurements, diameter, distance, perimeter, area and lines of symmetry
Instructional Material Included in this download:
1. Student Directions for Plotting Coordinates
2. Directions for Plotting Coordinates in Quadrant I
3. Directions for Plotting Coordinates in All 4 Quadrants
4. Details for Plotting Coordinates with Fractions in Quadrant I
5. Details for Plotting Coordinates with Fractions in All 4 Quadrants.
1. Coordinate graph paper for plotting (Light and Dark Grids),
2. Coordinate points to plot lists
3. Full sized answer keys
4. Sample of the completed project in color and black and white
Coordinate Projects, Worksheets and Activities Include:
1. Team Pennant with Bat and Glove - Coordinate Project
2. Baseball Stadium in 2-dimensions - Coordinate Project
3. Baseball Stadium in 3-dimensions (4 Quadrants - Coordinate Project).
4. Geometry of Baseball - Math Lab with Problem Solving
5. Batting Averages - Math Lab Calculations
6. Earned Run Averages - Math Lab Calculations
If you like these projects please let us know. There are over 200 projects, math labs and problem solving activities covering the entire school year and some projects which are cross curricular (Sports, Patriotism, Seasons, Holidays, History, Landmarks, Foreign Language 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 & 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).
Word problems are included in each strand of the NCTM standards.
Common Core State Standards
7.RP Ratios and Proportional Relationships
7Analyze proportional relationships and use them to solve real-world and mathematical problems.
7.RP.1 Compute unit rates associated with ratios of fractions, including ratios of lengths, areas and other quantities measured in like or different units.
7.RP.2 Recognize and represent proportional relationships between quantities.
7.RP.3 Use proportional relationships to solve multistep ratio and percent problems.
7.NS.3 Solve real-world and mathematical problems involving the four operations with rational numbers.