Writing Task 6.G.3 Item 1

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Young mathematicians combine their understanding of polygons and the coordinate plane in this short writing exercise. Looking at five points plotted on a graph, students must explain in writing how they can be used to create a trapezoid or a triangle and a rectangle.

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CCSS: Designed
Instructional Ideas

  • Offer this problem as a warm-up exercise during a lesson series on plotting polygons in the coordinate plane
  • After recording their answers, allow children to share and discuss their responses with a partner, small group, or the entire class
  • Use this worksheet as an exit card following a lesson on graphing shapes in the coordinate plane
Pros

  • Lines are provided for students to record their responses
  • Exercise is available as a Word document that can be revised by teachers
Cons

  • None
Common Core