This activity is for students just beginning to learn about coordinate grids and map skills. The x-axis of the grid is letters and the y-axis of the grid is numbers. This project can be used for a class for Valentine’s Day or Father’s Day. Students will create a drawing of a heart using the color red to fill in the grid. The white spaces will spell out the word DAD. When finished they can add decorations for the holiday.
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. Looks great on a bulletin board, too.
This lesson includes graph paper for coloring, a list to fill in the colors and a full sized answer key.
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Anthony Iorlano and Linda Iorlano
Specify locations and describe spatial relationships using coordinate geometry and other representational systems.