Want your upper elementary or middle school math students to practice determining the coordinates of a point? This incredibly engaging and fun group puzzle will give your students practice identifying ordered pairs in the four quadrants and on the axes of the coordinate plane!
To begin the activity, place students in small groups (the ideal number is 6 to a group, but group size can be modified as needed!). Each group member will work on one of the six puzzles in this resource. Once all six individual puzzles have been completed, students will work together to assemble the larger puzzle. Please see the preview for step-by-step instructions on how to assemble both the individual puzzles and the larger, collaborative puzzle(with pictures!).
Completed puzzles can be hung on classroom bulletin boards, in the hallway, up on the wall, or from the ceiling. They create a great visual for anyone walking into or by your classroom!
- 6 unique puzzles
- Puzzle Template (so students can glue their individual puzzle pieces down before putting together the larger puzzle)
- Answer Keys
Materials You Need to Provide (or Students Need to Bring):
- Writing Utensils
This resource includes teacher directions, student directions, 6 unique puzzles, and answer keys! Check out the preview for a closer look at this identifying ordered pairs activity!