First Quadrant Only – fractional points with 1/2 – 26 x 20 Grid
This coordinate plotting and drawing activity is ideal for any day involving Veterans. The larger grid and coordinate points with only the fraction 1/2 is suited for students that are new to this concept. The students will create a drawing of the phrase “Thank Our VETS for Freedom” with stars and the five branches of the US military. This will be created by plotting ordered pairs and then connecting them with straight lines. Students can add names of veterans that they know.
This project is fun for the student and makes a great bulletin board idea as well.
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.
The project consists of points in the first quadrant using ordered pairs with whole numbers and the fraction 1/2. When finished, the students can use markers, colored pencils or other medium to enhance the project.
Included in this download is:
* Coordinate graph paper for plotting (with a light, medium and dark grid) both with the branches of the military under the star and without.
* Coordinate list of points to plot
* Full sized answer key
* Sample of the completed project in color
Also included is:
* Student Directions for Plotting Coordinates
* Directions for Plotting Coordinates with Fractions and Decimals
* Directions for Plotting Coordinates in Quadrant I
* Directions for Plotting Coordinates in All Quadrants
* Details for Plotting Coordinates with Fractions in Quadrant I
* Details for Plotting Coordinates with Fractions in All Quadrants.
If you like these projects please let us know. There are many projects, activities and math labs covering the entire school year and some projects are cross curricular (Sports, Patriotism, Seasons, Holidays, History, and Science). Lessons begin at 2nd grade and are also 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
Specify locations and describe spatial relationships using coordinate geometry and other representational systems.
Common Core State Standards
CCSS.Math.Content.5.G.A.1 Use a pair of perpendicular number lines, called axes, to define a coordinate system, with the intersection of the lines (the origin) arranged to coincide with the 0 on each line and a given point in the plane located by using an ordered pair of numbers, called its coordinates. Understand that the first number indicates how far to travel from the origin in the direction of one axis, and the second number indicates how far to travel in the direction of the second axis, with the convention that the names of the two axes and the coordinates correspond (e.g., x-axis and x-coordinate, y-axis and y-coordinate).
Keywords: Coordinate Drawing, Coordinate Drafting, Coordinate Graphing, Abscissa, Ordinate, Ordered Pair, Veterans, Army, Navy, Marines, Coast Guard, Air Force. Freedom, Military, Vets, Patriotism