This project can be used as an end of the school year activity or whenever the winter doldrums get you down. Students will put their knowledge of coordinate systems, coordinate graphing and ordered pairs to work creating a drawing of a sailboat on the water with a beach, a palm tree and a lighthouse. This will be created by plotting ordered pairs and then connecting them with straight lines.
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. Makes a great bulletin board display.
This project is for the beginner graphing student who has knowledge of fractions but can also be used by the intermediate student. The graph consists of points in the first quadrant using ordered pairs with whole numbers and a few fractional points using the fractions 1/4, 1/3, 1/2, 2/3 and 3/4 used for detail. When finished, they can use markers, colored pencils or other medium to enhance the project.
This lesson includes coordinate graph paper for plotting, a coordinate list, a full sized answer key and a sample of the completed project in color.
If you like this project please let me know. There are over 50 projects covering the entire school year and some projects are cross curricular (Sports, Patriotism, Seasons, Holidays, History, and Science). Lessons begin at 4th grade and are appropriate for the 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