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 Author: Daryl Hyde System: Shelby County School: Chelsea Park Elementary School

General Lesson Information
 Lesson Plan ID: 33134 Title: You Sank My Coordinate Plane! (an introductory lesson in coordinate planes) Overview/Annotation: If you grab a bunch of jump ropes and tell your kids you're going outside, you can trick them into thinking they are getting recess. Instead, you can surprise them with a math lesson about how to identify the points on the coordinate plane! This is a College- and Career-Ready Standards showcase lesson plan.

Associated Standards and Objectives
Content Standard(s):
 MA2015 (5) 23. Use a pair of perpendicular number lines, called axes, to define a coordinate system with the intersection of the lines (the origin) arranged to coincide with the 0 on each line and a given point in the plane located by using an ordered pair of numbers, called its coordinates. Understand that the first number indicates how far to travel from the origin in the direction of one axis, and the second number indicates how far to travel in the direction of the second axis, with the convention that the names of the two axes and the coordinates correspond (e.g., x-axis and x-coordinate, y-axis and y-coordinate). [5-G1] MA2015 (5) 24. Represent real-world and mathematical problems by graphing points in the first quadrant of the coordinate plane, and interpret coordinate values of points in the context of the situation. [5-G2]

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Primary Learning Objective(s):

Students will be able to identify the four quadrants, point of origin, both the x and the y axis, and an (x,y) position on the coordinate plane--first on the playground, and then on paper.

Preparation Information
 Total Duration: 31 to 60 Minutes Materials and Resources: Graph Paper and Pencils/Pens--This is for when you finish up outside and come back into the classroom.Jump Ropes--You will need as many jump ropes as you can find, since you are creating a "life-sized" x and y axis, and the bigger you can make it, the more room your students will have, and the less likely they will become clumped together, unable to move. (I use eight 16-foot jump ropes, 4 ropes for each axis.)Whistle (recommeded, not required)--This is useful for corraling ten-year-olds who are super excited about doing a math activity instead of getting recess. Technology Resources Needed: Interactive whiteboard with a coordinate plane template (Otherwise, just spend a few extra minutes creating the biggest coordinate plane you can on your whiteboard, using different colors for the axis and for the points). Background/Preparation: Familiarity with a number line is very helpful, since the x axis is the untouched number line, and the y axis is the number line rotated 90 degrees counterclockwise.  And if your kids already know what the x and y axis are, they can set up the jumpropes for you!

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