Lesson Plan

Graphing Coordinate Points

Students will work in heterogeneously mixed cooperative groups in several activities that will lead to understanding of graphing coordinate points.
Dan L.
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Great Lakes Elementary School
Holland, MI
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My Grades 5
My Subjects English Language Arts, Math, Science, Social Studies

Students will be able to graph points on a coordinate plane using x and y values.

Grades 5
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1 Hook

Activity: Exploring

The whole class will watch a commercial for the game, Battleship, followed by a brief discussion of how it works.

2 Direct Instruction

Activity: Presenting

I will teach Lesson 7 - 6, Generate and Graph Coordinate Points, from Math Expressions by Houghton Mifflin using pdf files of the book pages displayed on the whiteboard using a projector.

3 Small Group Activity #1 - Homework and Extension

Activity: Conversing

Students will review homework together and do the extension activities for the lesson using the activity cards.  When the whole class comes together at the end, we will go over problems that people are still struggling with.

4 Small Group Activity #2 - Extension and Review

Activity: Exploring

Students will get an iPad and log on to MobyMax, where they will complete math activities tailored to their own strengths and weaknesses.

5 Small Group Activity #3 - Working the Lesson

Activity: Exploring

Students will work as a group to understand the lesson using a video for the lesson on Vimeo.

6 Questions and Review

Activity: Conversing

The class will come back together to answer questions and work through some problems.