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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.


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