MIDDLE SCHOOL AND HIGH SCHOOL PROJECTS (Grades 5 – 9)
These coordinate graphing projects are fun for students and they make great bulletin board displays as well. These projects are ideal for covering the Christmas 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.
These activities can be a class project or something to be worked on independently when time allows. They also work as extra credit assignments, in learning centers 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.
Instructional Materials Included:
1. Student Directions for Plotting Coordinates
2. Directions for Plotting Coordinates with Fractions
3. Directions for Plotting Coordinates in Quadrant I
4. Directions for Plotting Coordinates in All 4 Quadrants
5. Details for Plotting Coordinates with Fractions in Quadrant I
6. Details for Plotting Coordinates with Fractions in All 4 Quadrants.
Additional Materials Included:
1. Coordinate graph paper for plotting (Light and Dark Grids)
2. Coordinate list of points to plot.
3. Full sized answer key
4. Sample of the completed project in color and black and white
1. Fireplace with Stockings
4. Christmas Tree (in the First Quadrant),
5. Star of Bethlehem
6. Second Christmas Tree (In All 4 Quadrants)
7. Wrapped Holiday Present
8. Holiday Wreath (In All 4 Quadrants)
9. Christmas Tree Word Search.
If you like these projects please let us know. There are over 200 projects activities, math labs and more covering the entire school year and some projects 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 and activities 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).