### Plotting Pumpkins

Fall is upon us and so is the need to review how to plot points. This skill is foundational but oft-forgotten.

We started discussing slope in my classroom and ran into this problem.  When talking about plotting points we had to discuss an ordered pair and then how to graph.  Add intercepts to the mix and we found a big need for a review activity.

Plotting pumpkins is a quick activity that has students plot pumpkins on specific points and then read points from a graph.  It double checks their understanding by having a "ghost" scramble the pumpkins and them  to write the new ordered pairs.

When done correctly, pumpkins should have been placed in all 4 quadrants, on the origin, and on the axes.

Plotting Ghost is similar to plotting the pumpkins but with ghost instead.

I hope this quick review is helpful in your classroom this fall.

### Baby Yoda Pixel Art Template

This template is set for 3 sets of answers.  I have the answers that are currently set, you will need to reformat them to use with your content.   Baby Yoda Pixel Art Template Be on the lookout for this activity given 2 ordered pairs and asking for slope, y-intercept, and the equation of a line.  I'm also formatting this for converting between percents, decimals, and fractions.  If you want to reformat it before I post the above activities here is how.

### Blooket Game

A week ago my students kept asking to play Blooket so I looked into it.  Blooket is much like Kahoot and Gimkit but they earn money.  Blooket has several different game modes and the students LOVE IT.  Once a student has been eliminated they will keep playing to earn more gold which they can use to buy rare items.  Each week Blooket has a theme and those rare items can be bought for the week and then they are gone; the items include accessories or special characters they can play as.  My students will play for hours if we let them.  When we finish a game they are ready for another round.  Blooket has a FREE version which has been enough for my class but you can also upgrade to a paid version.  They have games that are already made or you can create a new game.   My students love the battle royale mode and the gold quest the best.  If you haven't given it a try I would highly suggest it.

### Gimkit Tag Domination

Gimkit came out with a new mode called Tag: Domination.  This is currently one of my students favorite modes(fishtopia is the other).  This game is similar to physical tag.  Students are split into 2 teams.  To earn energy to run and get upgrades, students must correctly answer questions.  The time to tag and run away alternate and students can see which one they are in on the top left of the screen.  At the end, the team with the most tag win.