Graphing Hidden Pictures

This Graphing Hidden Pictures activity & project also includes:

Introduce young mathematicians to the concept of coordinate planes with this fun drawing activity. Given a grid whose rows are labeled with letters and columns with numbers, children must color in each square according to the directions in order to reveal the hidden picture.

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CCSS: Adaptable
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Instructional Ideas
  • Offer this activity as an option for early finishers during math lessons
  • Implement this activity as a math learning center during a unit on graphing in the upper-elementary grades
Classroom Considerations
  • This resource is only available on an unencrypted HTTP website. It should be fine for general use, but don’t use it to share any personally identifiable information
  • Activity comes with clear instructions and tips for success
  • Includes an answer key that shows the final picture students are supposed to create
  • Extend the activity by having children estimate the area of each color in the picture
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