Friday, October 9, 2009

Jack-O-Lantern Coordinate Graphing

It's fun to include seasonal activities during the fall and Halloween season.  Here's a great graphing experience to add to your fall collection!

This activity requires students to use the grid code and crayons or markers to create a jack-o-lantern on a blank 9x9 grid. The use of letters on the horizontal axis and numbers on the vertical axis introduces young students to coordinate pairs without the confusion of the standard (h,v) format. Notice that it is important that elementary students become accustomed to listing the horizontal coordinate first as this will transfer to the Cartesian coordinates they will use in later grades.

View and download the Mathwire Jack-O-Lantern coordinate graphing activity.

Be sure to check out all of the Fall Activities in the Mathwire Seasonal Math Activities collection.

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