ELEMENTARY SCHOOL PROJECTS (Grades 3 – 6)
3 Color Grid Drawings , 5 Coordinate Grid Drawings and a Word Search
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 or when there is a substitute teacher.
These projects are for the beginning coordinate graphing student. There are two graphs. One graph is for doing color grids and the other graph is for coordinate graphing. The coordinate graph consists of points in the first quadrant using ordered pairs with whole numbers. There are several points which use the fraction 1/2. If you wish, you can plot those points on the coordinate sheet for them before you run off their copy or use them to begin to teach them to plot fractional points. When finished, they can use markers, colored pencils or other medium to enhance the project.
The Color Grid projects:
1. Candy Cane
2. Christmas Tree with a star on top
3. Fir Tree ( Winter Tree) without the star on top
The Coordinate Graphing projects:
1. Candy Cane
2. Christmas Tree
3. Gingerbread Man
4. Christmas Ornament
* Word Search:
We've also included a Word Search in the shape of a Christmas Tree.
Included in this download is:
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.
1. Coordinate graph paper for plotting (Light and Dark Grids)
2. Coordinate list
3. Full sized answer key (in Black and White for the Coordinate Graphs)
4. Sample of the completed project in color for both the Color Grids and the Coordinate Graphs).
If you like these projects please let us know. There are over 200 projects covering the entire school year and some projects which are cross curricular (Sports, Patriotism, Seasons, Holidays, History, 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.
All projects are copyrighted, so please don’t distribute them to all of your colleagues. Instead direct them to our Store:
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).
Keywords: Candy, Cane, Christmas, Color Grid, Ornament, Christmas Tree, Gingerbread, Gingerbread Man, Cookie, Star, Coordinate Drawing, Coordinate Graphing