This booklet contains 34 pages and teaches the basics of coordinate graphing. When finished with the instructional pages and activities, students will use their knowledge of coordinate graphing and ordered pairs to work creating drawings of a heraldry shield, a castle and a guitar. This will be created by plotting ordered pairs and then connecting them with straight lines.
This activity can be a class assignment, 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 teacher.
Included in this download is:
Instructional pages for teaching the lesson, worksheets, word searches, crossword puzzle, a test and three coordinate graphing pictures with full sized answer keys and samples of the completed projects in color.
INSTRUCTIONAL PAGES Included are:
1. The Coordinate System - A Breif History
2. Vocabulary - Key vocabulary words of the coordinate system
3. Coordinate Plane Details and Facts
4. Directions for Plotting Coordinates in Quadrant I and in Four Quadrants
5. Details for Plotting Coordinates with Fractions
6. Real World Applications of Coordinates
7. Student Directions for Plotting Coordinates
8. Directions for Plotting Coordinates with Fractions
WORKSHEETS, PROJECTS AND ASSESSMENT Included are:
1. Naming Coordinates and Classifying Polygons with Answer Key
2. Naming Coordinates and Classifying Triangles with Answer Key
3. Transformations on the Coordinate Plane with Answer Key
4. Two Word Searches with Answer Keys
5. Crossword Puzzle with Answer Key
6. Coordinate Test (20 Questions) with Answer Key
7. Three Coordinate Graphing Projects
8. Heraldry Shield (First Quadrant – No Fractions) w/ Answer Key
9. Castle (First Quadrant – with Fractions) w/ Answer Key
10. Guitar (Four Quadrants – with Fractions) w/Answer Key
If you like this project, please let us know. We have over 200 coordinate graphing drawings, word problems and activities covering the entire school year and some projects which 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 have been used successfully at both the Elementary and Middle School levels.
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