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This lesson accompanies the BrainPOP topic Coordinate Plane Word Problems, and supports the standard of representing and solving real-world and mathematical problems by graphing points in a coordinate plane. Students demonstrate understanding through a variety of projects.

Step 1: ACTIVATE PRIOR KNOWLEDGE

• How might you use a coordinate plane to track your height over the years?

Step 2: BUILD KNOWLEDGE

Step 3: APPLY and ASSESS

Assign Coordinate Plane Word Problems Quiz, prompting students to apply essential literacy skills while demonstrating what they learned about this topic.

Step 4: DEEPEN and EXTEND

Students express what they learned about coordinate plane word problems while practicing essential literacy skills with one or more of the following activities. Differentiate by assigning ones that meet individual student needs.

• Make-a-Movie: Produce a tutorial that explains how you could use a coordinate plane to track savings over time.
• Make-a-Map: Create a concept map that identifies the steps to tracking total snowfall over the course of a six-hour storm.
• Creative Coding: Code a math problem that uses the coordinate plane.

More to Explore

Data Analysis Unit: Continue to build understanding around using data to solve problems by exploring more BrainPOP math topics.

Related BrainPOP Topics: Deepen understanding of coordinate planes with these topics: Coordinate Planes, Slope and Intercept, Graphing Linear Equations.

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