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Ready to introduce your class to the coordinate plane? This website includes a detailed lesson plan that includes two interactive games to help learners practice graphing ordered pairs. The scripted discussion is a little cheesy and a little more direction might be necessary for the games, but would be an easy way to practice graphing online.
Tenth graders investigate the distance formula. In this geometry lesson, 10th graders explore distances in the coordinate plane. Students calculate distance using the distance formula and verify the results using the measuring capabilities of the TI-nspire application. Students also find distance using the Pythagorean Theorem.
Here is a instructional activity on coordinates that has pupils view three Cyberchase video clips illustrating the definition of "point" and "line." Along the way, learners will discuss what characters from the videos do, and where problems lie in their reasoning. Finally, they practice plotting points in all four quadrants of the coordinate plane on the accompanying handouts (links embedded into webpage). An assessment is also included.
Middle schoolers construct polygons by plotting points on a coordinate plane. Pupils connect the points and identify which polygons they have drawn. They will need graph paper to carry out the assigned activities. A vocabulary list, extension ideas, and assessment exercises are included.
Eighth graders explore the coordinate system. They identify the x and y-axis, parts of the coordinate plane, and discuss the process of plotting points. To emphasize the process of plotting points, 8th graders play an ordered pair game. Students use ordered pairs to write step-by-step directions that will allow a mouse to pass through a maze to get to some cheese. They discuss how you may use the coordinate system in real life.
In this college level coordinate geometry worksheet, students identify and graph points on a coordinate plane, find the missing side of a right triangle, determine the distance between two points, and find the midpoint of a line segment. The two page worksheet contains fifty-two problems. Answers are included.
In this geometry worksheet, 10th graders solve problems that are based on the theorems associated with perpendicular and angle bisectors of a triangle. An application on the coordinate plane is included. The one page worksheet contains fourteen problems. Answers are included.
Geometric transformations are explored by high schoolers. They will create a set of instructions for plotting coordinates representing an original transformation of a real-world figure. These instructions are shared with middle schoolers, who reproduce the transformation by plotting the given points, then hypothesizing the name of the figure that was transformed. The project is discussed collaboratively through the use of video conferencing.
Coordinate planes and Cartesian graphing systems are the focus of this math lesson. Learners use video, internet activities, and engage in hands-on activities in order to explore coordinate planes. The materials needed for this lesson are included in the teacher prep section of the lesson.
Middle and high schoolers investigate reflections and rotations. In this middle-school or high-school geometry instructional activity, pupils explore the specific transformations of reflection and rotation. An understanding of the Cartesian coordinate plane with an understanding of labeling points is necessary for completion of this instructional activity.