This file contains only the first-quadrant version of each state's coordinate graphing activity (i.e. positive values only). For other versions of these graphs, see my other products.
Plotting America is a collection of Cartesian graphing handouts for constructing outlines of each of the 50 US States. Each handout helps students practice their coordinate graphing skills in a meaningful way. Plotting America provides a range of difficulty that makes differentiated instruction simple, and you can virtually guarantee independent work by giving each student a different assignment.Each graph is presented in first-quadrant-only graphing for lower grades. Plotting America is perfect as a stand-alone activity or as part of an interdisciplinary unit studying the US states. Cartesian graphing is an essential mathematics skill that requires practice early on and regular reinforcement. Plotting America provides meaningful practice that is appropriate for many age levels.