First Quadrant Only (Grid 44 x 30 Landscape)
Uses fractional points with 1/4, 1/2 and 3/4 [ex.: (4 1/2, 6) ]
Uses fractional points with 1/4, 1/2 and 3/4 [ex.: (4 1/2, 6 1/2) ]
There are two sets of coordinates included in this download. The first set of coordinates has three pages of coordinates followed by the grid paper required for the project. This set has the students plot and graph the circles in the hockey rink.
The second set has two pages of coordinates and is for the student less proficient in coordinate graphing or if you do not have the time required for graphing the circles. There are two different grids provided for this set. One has the circles graphed and the other has points where the circles are located and the student has to connect the points to create the circles.
The answer keys provided are for both sets of coordinates.
This coordinate graphing project is fun for the student, makes a great bulletin board display and is ideal for reviewing coordinate graphing skills.
Students will use their knowledge of coordinate graphing and ordered pairs to create a drawing of a hockey rink. This will be created by plotting ordered pairs and then connecting them with straight lines. Even though directions are included for all quadrants, this project is in the first quadrant only.
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 teacher.
The graph consists of points in the first quadrant using ordered pairs with many points using the fraction 1/2. There are also several points which use the fractions 1/4 and 3/4. There are several points where both the x-coordinate and y-coordinate use the fraction 1/2 (Ex.: 21/2, 41/2). When finished, they can use markers, colored pencils or other medium to enhance the project.
Included in this download:
* Coordinate graph paper for plotting (with a light, medium and a dark grid)
* Coordinate list
* Full sized answer key
* Sample of the completed project in color
Instructional Materials include:
* Student Directions for Plotting Coordinates
* Directions for Plotting Coordinates with Fractions and Decimals
* 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 this project, please let us know. There are many projects covering the entire school year and some projects are cross curricular (Sports, Patriotism, Seasons, Holidays, History, and Science). Lessons begin at 2nd grade and are appropriate for the Elementary School, 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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Anthony Iorlano and 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: Coordinate Drawing, Coordinate Graphing, Hockey, Hockey Rink, Ice Rink