This autumn or any time, capitalize on your students' love of Halloween (or maybe just creepy crawly things) with this fun practice and review activity. Your students will put their knowledge of coordinate systems, coordinate graphing, and ordered pairs to work creating a mystery picture with a seasonal theme for fall. Students plot points from a list of ordered pairs and then connect the dots to form a spider. Two versions of the activity are included: a primary version with fewer points and letters along the X-axis, and a more advanced version with a smaller graph and numbers only.
The coordinate planes on both versions of the graph include positive numbers only. The full version includes 11 pages: cover, tips for teaching coordinate graphing, beginner and advanced coordinate list, beginner and advanced blank graph page, and answer keys showing both the simple design plotted on the grid as well as a decorated version.
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