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Middle schoolers explore the concept of slope in numerous ways and start to look at simple linear equations. They describe the slope in a variety of ways such as the steepness of a line, developing a ratio, using graphs, using similar triangles, and through ordered pairs. This lesson has an amazing collections of great ideas when it comes to exploring slope.
This resource is composed of five separate worksheets on ordered pairs. After plotting each ordered pair, learners label each point, connect the points to create a figure, identify the polygon type, find the perimeter and area of the polygon, and determine if the two figures on each page are congruent, explaining their reasoning. Using these five worksheets all at once would be overwhelming; however, they could be used for several distinct activities and assignments.
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.
Designed for middle schoolers, this math resource requires learners to pour liquid into a variety of containers. They keep track of the amount of water poured in, the height of the water in the container, and they plot this information on a graph as an ordered pair. Groups of pupils work together to match up three completed graphs with the correct container. There is lots of good hands-on work, and mathematical discussion present.
Pupils explore the concept of linear relationships. They discuss real-world examples of independent and dependent relationships. In addition, they use tables, graphs, and equations to represent linear relationships. They also use ordered pairs to describe relationships between two variables.
Eighth graders translate among and use tables of ordered pairs, and linear equations as tools to represent and analyze patterns. They evaluate linear equations and their associated graphs and use them to analyze patterns. Students determine the graph of a linear equation.
Elementary schoolers become points on a Cartesian Plane in their classroom. They review ordered pairs, positive and negative coordinates, quadrants, and the x and y axes. Pupils follow commands that help review vocabulary, such as "Everyone in quadrant I stand up." This is a clever approach to teaching math, especially for the wiggle-worms that have trouble sitting still!
Identify the coordinate points on an overhead using graph paper with houses placed at coordinate points. The class reads ordered pairs and locate ordered pair points as they play a game in which they are using a map to locate addresses. This comprehesive lesson plan even includes the handouts that you will need to implement it.
What a great idea! The game "You Sank My Battleship" is perfect for understanding the coordinate plane and ordered pairs. Gung-ho battle masters plot ordered pairs using the coordinate plane to determine in which quadrant these ordered pairs lie. They show mastery of plotting ordered pairs to sink the opposing team's battleship.