Performance Task: Planning a Town

Learners show what they know about coordinate planes and grid maps with a performance task that asks them to plan their own town. When designing the town, pupils must take into consideration a list of seven requirements including building height, location, and the ability to move freely among structures.  

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CCSS: Designed
Instructional Ideas

  • When learners have created a town, direct them to make a map of the town 
  • Laminate, wipe off, and reuse pages 
  • Create a rubric that follows the requirements page
Classroom Considerations

  • Copies are required
  • Scholars should be familiar with a coordinate plane and how to plot points
Pros

  • The assessment reflects the concepts and sparks creativity
  • The overall design is neat and easy to follow
Cons

  • None
Common Core