I had my 6th grade students create this simple foldable when introducing the unit of the coordinate plane and plotting points. Students enjoyed exploring and finding the relationships between the quadrants and their points. I made it a resource that students could use when going through this topic, as it encouraged students to use proper vocabulary (quadrants, points, positive, negative) when explaining answers. I allowed students to use their foldable to complete a short assessment.
This foldable was even used in my class when leading into finding the distance between two points on a coordinate plane. When we got to this point, I had students keep notes on the back of their foldable about important pieces of information that they needed to know when plotting points and finding the distance between them.
This activity aligns with :
-6.NS.C.6b: Understand the signs of numbers in ordered pairs as indicating locations in quadrants of the coordinate plane; recognize that when two ordered pairs differ only by signs, the locations of points are related by reflections across one or both axes. (NC)
-6.NS.C.6c: Find and position integers and other rational numbers on a horizontal or vertical number line diagram; find and position pairs of integers and other rational numbers on a coordinate plane.
Standards of Mathematical Practice 1, 2, 4, 6, 7, & 8
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