Coordinate Grid Break Out
Students will determine coordinates of objects on a grid, mark a grid given coordinates, calculate distance between points, create a rectangle on a grid given 3 vertices, solve real world word problems using information on a grid, create and interpret a line graph, add fractions.
Included are clues .PDF and customizable rubric as well as reflection/discussion questions/ exit ticket and links to introductory activity.
Recommended Ages/ target audience: Upper elementary. The emphasis of this beginning break out is more about solving the puzzles than figuring out HOW a puzzle might lead to a way to unlock a lock. This activity works well for both first time teachers, leaders and students.
Ideal Group Size: 4-5 per group. Suggested Time: 45-55 minutes plus reflection and introduction
STORY: You are headed to the water park when the bus is caught in a traffic jam gridlock. Can you open the boxes to find the remote control that will turn your bus into a flying vehicle? Or will you sit in traffic, wasting your time?
MATERIALS NEEDED besides PDFs included in this product
2 lock boxes (Break Out.edu large and small box, 6 lock hasp, 5 letter, 3 number, 4 number, color and directional locks, 2 regular locks and keys and a remote control (It need not be working)
SPECIFIC STANDARDS INVOLVED
Graph points on the coordinate plane to solve real-world and mathematical problems.
Represent real world and mathematical problems by graphing points in the first quadrant of the coordinate plane, and interpret coordinate values of points in the context of the situation.
Solve word problems involving addition and subtraction of fractions referring to the same whole and having like denominators
Make a line plot
Recognize and draw shapes having specified attributes
Draw polygons in the coordinate plane given coordinates for the vertices
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