This winter-themed mystery tangram puzzle combines two favorite math activities into one. This printable puzzle requires students to graph points on the coordinate plane in order to create a winter image which they can recreate using a standard set of 7 tangrams. When I shared my Christmas Mystery Tangram Puzzle, I had several teachers reach …

# Coordinate Plane Activities

This Christmas Mystery Tangram Puzzle combines two favorite math activities into one. This printable Christmas puzzle will have students both practicing plotting ordered pairs on the coordinate plane and solving a fun tangram puzzle using the resulting outline from the plotted ordered pairs. I was inspired to create this Christmas-themed puzzle after seeing just how …

This Thanksgiving Mystery Tangram Puzzle combines two favorite math activities into one. This printable Thanksgiving puzzle will have students both practicing plotting ordered pairs on the coordinate plane and solving a fun tangram puzzle using the resulting outline from the plotted ordered pairs. Puzzle Inspiration I was inspired to create this Thanksgiving-themed puzzle after seeing …

This Halloween Mystery Tangram Puzzle combines two favorite math activities into one. This printable Halloween puzzle will have students both practicing plotting ordered pairs on the coordinate plane and solving a fun tangram puzzle using the resulting outline from the plotted ordered pairs. Last year, I shared a bat tangram puzzle which many of you …

Are you introducing or reviewing the coordinate plane with your students? Check out these 8 fun and engaging coordinate plane activities I have used over the years with my algebra students to introduce them to the cartesian plane. Coordinate Plane Fly Swatter Game Combine a giant shower curtain coordinate plane with a couple of fly …

I created this parts of the coordinate plane graphic organizer a few years ago for my beginning of year Pre-Calculus review. As I prepare to teach pre-calculus again this year, I have been looking through my notebooks from previous years. When I saw this page of notes yesterday, I thought to myself, I should really …

I created these parts of the coordinate plane magnets for my classroom, and I want to share the files with you so you can create your own set as well. I wanted to create a reminder for my students of the names of each axis of the coordinate plane as well as how the quadrants …

I created this graphing ordered pairs graphic organizer to review the coordinate plane with my algebra students. I actually ended up using it with both my Algebra 1 and my Algebra 2 students. In the future, I would like to make this into a booklet foldable and put practice problems inside. I would ask students …

I used this kangaroo coordinate picture activity from Worksheet Works with my students for some much needed practice of graphing ordered pairs. Sadly, it appears that this worksheet is now behind a paywall. I ended up using this kangaroo coordinate picture with both my Algebra 1 and Algebra 2 students. I printed the worksheet two …

Remember my giant shower curtain coordinate plane? I am just so ridiculously proud of this thing. I love it. I’ll be honest. Not all of my kids thought it was as cool as I did. A bunch of them had a “Ms. Hagan, really?” expression on their faces when I introduced it to the class. …

I want to share with you directions for creating my new favorite teaching tool – a shower curtain coordinate plane. Over Thanksgiving Break, I pulled out my copy of Teach Like A Pirate to help me infuse some creative ideas into this unit on relations and functions in Algebra 1. One of the questions you should …

I created this fly activity to introduce my students to the history of the coordinate plane and give them much-needed practice graphing ordered pairs. In college, I was always taught to begin my lesson plans with an anticipatory set. I always struggled with these. I couldn’t quite remember my teachers ever using them when I …

I was inspired by Ms. Haley and her wonder Journal Wizard blog to create a new and improved parts of the coordinate plane foldable! I think this is a big improvement over four-door coordinate plane foldable I did with my students last year. I created a printable template for this foldable so you can …

I created this coordinate plane foldable for my Algebra 2 students to glue in their interactive notebooks. I used it as an opportunity to review key vocabulary terms that we would be using throughout the year while graphing equations. When I did this same foldable with my Algebra 1 classes, I added a letter C …