This "secret message" activity will amuse your students and teach them about plotting points and finding the distance between them on the coordinate plane.
Directions: In each row, determine which pair of coordinates is the farthest distance apart. Plot the points on the coordinate grid to determine the distance between points. Circle the letter next to the set of coordinates with the greatest distance between them. The first one has been completed for you.
At the end, read the message from top to bottom. It reads, "You were careful!" (The other letters spell "Did you plot them?").
A coordinate grid is included with this activity. All four quadrants are used.
And all you have to do is copy it! The prep is all done for you. It's easy to check. Just see if they found the secret message! It's up to you to determine how much work you require your students to show. Use it as group work, homework, enrichment, or extra practice.
Check out the Coordinate Cruise - Distance on the Coordinate Grid
activity for even more fun!
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Thanks, and enjoy!