As a Middle School Special Education Math teacher, I wanted a way to assess my students ability to match a coordinate with it's coordinate pair. As always, I try to foster collaborative learning in my classroom in all my lessons. Since my students love Emojis, this was a great activity to engage my learners while assessing their individual progress towards reaching the CCS. This activity also provided my students an opportunity to practice communication skills with their peers when discussing the coordinate pair of their Emoji.
1) Cut out coordinate Emoji half slips (1 per student)
2) Copy the Emojis so you have 2 of each Emoji. Cut out Emojis
3) Take one copy of each emoji to have students pick their Emoji (I had my students pick one from a cup to be fair)
4) Pull up large coordinate grid on board
5) Have students tape the second copy of their Emoji as a coordinate on the coordinate grid. After taping their coordinate, the student is responsible for writing the coordinate pair for their Emoji on the back of the first copy of their Emoji.
6) Once all Emoji's are on the coordinate grid, have students independently write the coordinate pair next to each of their peer's Emojis on the Coordinate Emoji half sheet.
7) Pass out a colored writing utensil to each student for grading
8) Have students come to the board to share the coordinate pair for their Emoji. Students discuss if they agree or disagree with the coordinate pair shared using the information they wrote on their half sheet.
9) Collect graded half sheets from students.
My classes are all self-contained so they contain no more than 12 learners. If you have a larger class, you can split your learners up into small groups.