This project can be used for the end of the school year or for a study of tangrams. Students will put their knowledge of coordinate systems, coordinate graphing and ordered pairs to work creating a drawing of a tangram. This will be created by plotting ordered pairs and then connecting them with straight lines.
If you can copy the grid on heavy paper, the students can then plot the tangram and cut the pieces out to create the tangram puzzles.
This activity can be a class project or something to be worked on independently when time allows. It also works as an extra credit assignment or when there is a substitute. Looks great on a bulletin board, too.
This project is for the beginner graphing student but can also be used by the intermediate student. The graph consists of points in all four quadrants using ordered pairs with integers. When finished, they can use markers, colored pencils or other medium to enhance the project.
This lesson includes coordinate graph paper for plotting, a coordinate list, a full sized answer key, a sample of the completed project in color, some puzzles with their answers and a list of resources from the internet.
If you like this project please let us know. There are over 200 projects covering the entire school year and some projects are cross curricular (Sports, Patriotism, Seasons, Holidays, History, Landmarks 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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