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This lesson consists of two Powerpoint presentations that use animation (motion) to demonstrate how to obtain a 1-1 mapping between a plane and ordered pairs of Real numbers. These can be teacher presented or if you have enough PCs students can do these as independent activities.
Primary Learning Objective(s):
Students will learn the names of the components of the Cartesian plane along with how to plot points and determine the coordinates of points.
Additional Learning Objective(s):
31 to 60 Minutes
Materials and Resources:
Make sure the Powerpoint presentations are copied unto the PCs being used. The teacher should view the presentations first to ensure the students are instructed on how to run the presentations, if they are being done independently by the students.
Technology Resources Needed:
If the teacher is to present these Powerpoint presentations to the class as a whole then he/she will need a PC with Powerpoint and a multimedia projector or a large screen TV and scan converter. If the students are to do these independently as a programmed instruction activity, then sufficient access to PCs with Powerpoint is required.
Students need to understand the term perpendicular lines and know how to draw them.
I hope this material will be appropriate at several grade levels, so I am not including a test as it would have to be developed for the specific grade.
These presentations can be done by the teacher to the class as a group then individuals who need more help or the material presented at a slower pace can work through them independently.
Each area below is a direct link to general teaching strategies/classroom
for students with identified learning and/or behavior problems such as: reading
or math performance below grade level; test or classroom assignments/quizzes at
a failing level; failure to complete assignments independently; difficulty with
short-term memory, abstract concepts, staying on task, or following directions;
poor peer interaction or temper tantrums, and other learning or behavior problems.