Get your boys and girls excited about graphing on coordinate planes.
I use this activity to introduce my graphing unit. Students need background knowledge on vocabulary terms such as x-axis, y-axis, origin, ordered pairs, and the quadrants. I do a foldable with my students on these the day BEFORE we do this activity. There is a teacher's guide at the end of the worksheets to help you determine the best way to use this in your classroom.
If you received the HOT WHEELS classroom kit, this is what I use. Or, you can gather your own pieces of track and cars. In fact, some of your students may even have items they can bring to use (be sure to label the pieces first so they get back to the correct owners).
Includes: 4 tasks and a follow-up survey (exit ticket) PLUS a teaching guide