cheesemonkey wonders

cheesemonkey wonders

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Go graph yourself!

Yesterday I used masking tape to turn the floor of my classroom into a coordinate plane. 

Students had to graph themselves, then find the slope of the line between themselves and various other points in the room. A good time was had by all, and a few insights were had.

Today I think we will also graph all the bits of trash that usually get left on the floor by lunch time. That will give us time to set up for a fierce game of Coordinate Plane Battleship.

Oh, the things we do to promote a deeper conceptual understanding! :)


  1. Nice! I did this before as well for coordinates but I didn't actually make the scale with tape like that... it was imaginary instead. This will definitely have a better effect!
    My kids are rarely in rows and columns though... Maybe I can work this into a test instead!

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