FOUR QUADRANTS – NO FRACTIONS
This coordinate project should brighten any classroom. It is a coordinate drawing of a stained glass window of a Christmas tree top ornament or large star. After the drawings are completed and colored they can be displayed in classroom windows and let the sun shine through like a real stained glass window. This project will also make a great bulletin board display as well. Students will be plotting coordinate points in all four quadrants. This activity does not contain any fractional coordinate points. After the plotting and drawing the straight lines, students can color it using color pencils, markers, highlighters or other medium to enhance the drawing. This activity also works well as an extra credit assignment, enrichment, an emergency assignment, free time or when there is a substitute teacher in the room.
Included in this download is:
1. Coordinate graph paper for plotting (with both a light and a dark grid)
2. Coordinate list
3. Full sized answer key
4. Sample of the completed project in color.
Also included is:
1. Student Directions for Plotting Coordinates
2. Directions for Plotting Coordinates with Fractions
3. Directions for Plotting Coordinates in Quadrant I
4. Directions for Plotting Coordinates in All Quadrants
5. Details for Plotting Coordinates with Fractions in Quadrant I
6. Details for Plotting Coordinates with Fractions in All Quadrants.
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Anthony & 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).