ELEMENTARY AND MIDDLE SCHOOL PROJECTS (Grades 6 – 8)
Packet includes the following Halloween Coordinate Projects:
1. Flying Bat (4 quadrants)
2. Friendly Jack-‘o’-Lantern
3. Haunted House
4. Scary Haunted House
5. Scary Jack-‘o’-Lantern
6. Spider Web (No fractions, 4 quadrants)
7. Spider Web (4 quadrants)
8. Spider Web on Post
9. Witch Flying over a Cemetery passing a Full Moon
* Coordinate Graph Paper for Plotting (Light Grid Lines and Dark Grid Lines)
* Full Size Answer Keys for all projects (Color and Black and White)
* Coordinate points to plot for each project
* Directions for plotting Coordinate points
These projects are ideal to keep your students motivated and focused before and during Halloween season. These coordinate graphing projects are fun for students and they make great bulletin board displays as well. Students will use their knowledge of coordinate graphing and ordered pairs to create drawings for the season. These projects will be created by plotting ordered pairs and then connecting them with straight lines. Students love to color the finished projects and see them on display. Math comes to life in living color.
When to use these activities:
1. Class Activity
2. Learning Center Activity
3. After students finish work early
4. Free Time
5. Substitute Teacher Lesson
6. Extra Credit
7. Reward Activity
These projects are for the coordinate graphing students with beginning or intermediate experience. The graphs consist of projects in the first quadrant and all four quadrants using ordered pairs with whole numbers and fractional points using the fractions 1/4, 1/3, 1/2, 2/3 and 3/4 for detail. When finished, they can use markers, colored pencils or other medium to enhance the project.
Instructional Materials Included in this download are:
* Student Directions for Plotting Coordinates
* Directions for Plotting Coordinates with Fractions
* Directions for Plotting Coordinates in Quadrant I
* Directions for Plotting Coordinates in All Quadrants
* Details for Plotting Coordinates with Fractions in Quadrant I
* Details for Plotting Coordinates with Fractions in All Quadrants.
If you like these projects please let us know. There are many projects covering the entire school year and some projects are cross curricular. Themes are: Sports, Patriotism, Seasons, Holidays, History, Landmarks, Foreign Language and Science. Lessons, projects and activity levels begin at 4th grade and continue into the Middle School. Many activities are appropriate for High School students as well. 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: Halloween, Bat, Haunted House, Spider Web, Witch, Cemetery, Jack-o'-Lantern, Jack-o-Lantern, Pumpkin, Scary, Coordinate Graphing, Coordinate Drawing