Students will identify and explain common mistakes in graphing on an x,y axis and create visual methods of remembering how to graph without making the three most common graphing mistakes. This is intended not as an introduction of graphing, but a review/helpful way of clearing up misconceptions.
In what ways can a person remember procedures?
Students will Identify common mistakes when remembering how to graph on an (x,y) axis through completed examples.
Students will create anchor charts with tips to help remember how to graph correctly.
Students will individually identify how their graph solves the three problems, they will share it with their group and then with the class.
Students will draw a picture, plot coordinates, swap coordinates with a partner and graph their partners drawn picture.
Students will display their coordinate plane
crayons, markers or colored pencils
Post the two images included of different images constructed on the coordinate plane. Also post the ordered pairs given for the image. Prompt the students to:
Figure out which one is right and which one is wrong
Figure out what happened to the wrong one
Once students have identified that there are mistakes that are made in graphing, inform them that they will make Anchor Charts over basic graphing and how to remember the skills and information needed to graph correctly. Tell the students that they need to think of creative ways to remember, including cute sayings or spatial reasoning/reminders.
Pass out poster paper and markers, and have students construct their poster and let them get to work.
Have each group present their anchor chart and their reasoning behind the tools they provided to remember how to graph correctly.
Pass out blank coordinate planes to students. Students will draw a picture of their choice onto all four quadrants of an x,y graph on a piece of graph paper, then record the coordinates (similar to the engage example) on a separate piece of paper. Then, students will do a Commit and Toss, where they crumble their coordinates (not their picture, just the ordered pairs), and throw them across the room. The students will find a set of coordinates that aren't theirs, and graph the coordinates on a fresh plane, and then connect the dots in order to end up with their partners drawing.
Have students go back to the creator of the image and compare what they made to what the original student had in mind. Hang the completed coordinate pictures around the room for students to view.
Anchor Chart (Explore): https://learn.k20center.ou.edu/strategy/64f2b35101a470dda36d44421900af08
Commit and Toss (Extend): https://learn.k20center.ou.edu/strategy/d9908066f654727934df7bf4f505b3d0
Source Used for Engage picture (Engage): https://www.worksheetworks.com/math/geometry/graphing/coordinate-pictures/leaf.html