Lesson Plan

Classifying Figures on the Coordinate Plane

Alignments:

Grade Levels

Related Academic Standards

Assessment Anchors

Eligible Content

Big Ideas

Concepts

Competencies

Objectives

This lesson helps students explore various two-dimensional figures by plotting their vertices on the coordinate plane in the first quadrant. Students will:

  • graph polygons and learn the names.
  • explore the relationship between different kinds of polygons (quadrilaterals, parallelograms, rectangles, and squares).


Essential Questions

  • How are spatial relationships, including shape and dimension, used to draw, construct, model, and represent real situations or solve problems?
  • How can geometric properties and theorems be used to describe, model, and analyze situations?
  • How can the application of the attributes of geometric shapes support mathematical reasoning and problem solving?


Vocabulary

  • Coordinate Plane: Formed by the intersection of two number lines (called axes) that meet at right angles at their zero points. Used to locate points in the plane or in space by means of two numbers that represent the distance the point is from the horizontal axis and the vertical axis.
  • Origin: The point at which the number lines of a coordinate plane intersect. As an ordered pair, the point (0, 0).
  • x-Axis: The horizontal number line of a coordinate plane. Used to show horizontal distance.
  • x-Coordinate: The first number in an ordered pair, it designates the distance a point is along the horizontal axis.
  • y-Axis: The vertical number line of a coordinate plane. Used to show vertical distance.
  • y-Coordinate: The second number in an ordered pair, it designates the distance a point is along the vertical axis.


Duration

60–90 minutes


Prerequisite Skills


Materials


Related Unit and Lesson Plans


Related Materials & Resources

The possible inclusion of commercial websites below is not an implied endorsement of their products, which are not free, and are not required for this lesson plan.

 



Formative Assessment

View

Suggested Instructional Supports

View

Instructional Procedures

View



  • Current Rating

Community

Comments


tom

tom

Posted more than a year ago
Standards Aligned System
Data is Loading...

Under Construction
Thank you for your patience. Not all features of the site are currently available.

.
.