2 Related Standards
 MAFS.5.G.1.1: Use a pair of perpendicular number lines, called axes, to define a
coordinate system, with the intersection of the lines (the origin)
arranged to coincide with the 0 on each line and a given point in
the plane located by using an ordered pair of numbers, called its
coordinates. Understand that the first number indicates how far to
travel from the origin in the direction of one axis, and the second
number indicates how far to travel in the direction of the second
axis, with the convention that the names of the two axes and the
coordinates correspond (e.g., xaxis and xcoordinate, yaxis and
ycoordinate).Content Complexity Rating: Level 1: Recall  Date Adopted or Revised: 02/14
 MAFS.5.G.1.2: Represent real world and mathematical problems by graphing points
in the first quadrant of the coordinate plane, and interpret coordinate
values of points in the context of the situation.Content Complexity Rating: Level 2: Basic Application of Skills & Concepts  Date Adopted or Revised: 02/14
4 Access Points

Access Point
 MAFS.5.G.1.AP.1a: Locate the x and yaxis on a coordinate plane.
 MAFS.5.G.1.AP.1b: Locate points on a coordinate plane.
 MAFS.5.G.1.AP.1c: Graph ordered pairs (coordinates).
 MAFS.5.G.1.AP.2a: Find a location on a map using given coordinates.
Related Resources

Lesson Plan

Cartesian Classroom: The classroom is turned into a human Cartesian coordinate plane, thereby introducing students to the characteristics of the Cartesian coordinate system. 
Chameleon Graphing: This resource illustrates vocabulary for the Cartesian Coordinate Plane and introduces students to finding and plotting ordered pairs using a fly and chameleon. A glossary is included. 
Graphing points on the coordinate plane.: This lesson introduces students to the coordinate plane practice plotting and locating points in Quadrant 1 of a coordinate system.
It also introduces the vocabulary, such as axes, origin, etc... 
Plotting for Treasure: In this lesson, students will identify and graph points on the first quadrant of a coordinate plane and then use their knowledge to create and play a game to determine the position of treasure as indicated on a coordinate plane.

"Design A Town" Coordinates: Students will learn how to plot coordinates on the x and yaxis in the first quadrant. Students will start with plotting and creating simple shapes and progress through more complex shapes. The wrap up lesson will have the students plot and create their own town. 
Quadrant Shuffle: Students will work cooperatively using varying modalities in order to demonstrate how to graph coordinates(ordered pairs) on a coordinate plane. Students will be engaged in singing, dancing, and using either stickers or self created illustrations to create a coordinate grid treasure map. 
Human Ordered Pairs: This is a fun handson and interactive lesson on graphing ordered pairs on a coordinate grid. 
Property Picking Pickle: Students will graph points on a coordinate plane to help them to determine which property would be best suited for a recreational building. This lesson has students practice graphing points, as well as challenging their critical thinking skills with a real world problem. 
Hop on the Grid: In this lesson students will learn how to plot ordered pairs on a grid. The students will physically hop on a (12x12) coordinate grid created by the teacher. The student will accurately plot ordered pairs given.

What Is Your Point?: In this game, a student challenges a partner to recreate his or her quadrilateral or other shape on a geoboard by calling out the ordered pairs of the quadrilateral's vertices. 
Describe the Graph: In this lesson, students will review plotting points and labeling axes. Students generate a set of random points all located within the first quadrant. Students will plot and connect the points, and then create a short story that could describe the graph. Students must ensure that the graph is labeled correctly and that someone could recreate their graph from their story. 
Dig That Grid!: In this lesson, students will use their knowledge of coordinates and coordinate pairs in a real life situation as they become archaeologists excavating a dig site. They will measure their site, label the grids with correct coordinates and use coordinate pairs to record the location of the artifacts they discover. 
Graphing Local Temperatures as Continuous Data: In this lesson, students construct a graph using local daily temperatures to demonstrate the ability to graph continuous data. Students graph and analyze temperature trends over the time of one month. 
Map It Out!!: In this lesson, students will use real life maps and apply their knowledge of coordinates (ordered pairs) in order to identify and name specific locations on a map and explain the relevance to their life.

Graphy Graphy: In this lesson, students will learn how to create a situational story problem using two coordinate points on a grid. The students will then be able to plot and describe the path traveled from the starting point to the destination based on the information presented in the situation. 
Keeping Your Cool With Your Lunch Bag: On this MEA activity, students will create a procedure to rank five lunch bags as to which one is the best in keeping food and drinks at a safe temperature and appealing to the taste, while keeping design and price on target. 
Did you slow the flow, Joe?: Students will identify the effects of friction on the falling rates of an object in different liquids using speed calculation. With these calculations, the students will synthesize a cause/effect statement from the results comparing thickness (viscosity) of the liquid and the speed on a falling object. 
Worksheet

Graphing GrowthSeaWorld Classroom Activity: Given the known weights of a killer whale at various ages, students will graph these weights, then use this information to estimate a killer whale's weight at other ages. 
Virtual Manipulative

Graphing Lines: Allows students access to a Cartesian Coordinate System where linear equations can be graphed and details of the line and the slope can be observed. 
ProblemSolving Task

Maze Game: In this activity, students enter coordinates to make a path to get to a target destination while avoiding mines. This activity allows students to explore Cartesian coordinates and the Cartesian coordinate plane. This activity includes supplemental materials, including background information about the topics covered, a description of how to use the application, and exploration questions for use with the java applet. 
Battle Ship Using Grid Paper: The purpose of this task is to give students practice plotting points in the first quadrant of the coordinate plane and naming coordinates of points. It could be easily adapted to plotting points with negative coordinates. It also provides teachers with a good opportunity to assess how well their students understand how to plot ordered pairs and identify the coordinates of points.

Educational Game

BattleGraph: A game that is an offshoot of the classic game Battleship, for practice with coordinate graphing, complete with reproducible templates and animated powerpoint introduction. 
Text Resource

Mathematics Standards Unpacked: Grade Five: This document provides descriptions and examples of what each Mathematics Common Core standard means a Grade Five student will know, understand, and be able to do. This "unpacking" of the standards provides instructional guidelines and was developed to assist North Carolina educators teach the Mathematics Common Core (Standard Course of Study). 
Educational Software / Tool

Free Graph Paper: A variety of graph paper types for printing, including Cartesian, polar, engineering, isometric, logarithmic, hexagonal, probability, and Smith chart. 
Teaching Idea

Teaching and Learning Mathematics through Hurricane Tracking (NCTM)Featured for Math a Science Day: Mathematics tasks based on data about hurricanes including constructing and interpreting graphs, analyzing patterns, determining rates of change and ratios, using the distance formula, and estimating.
Used with permission from Mathematics Teaching in the Middle School, copyright May 2008 by the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics. All rights reserved. 
Formative Assessment

Properties of Coordinate Planes: Students describe the different components of a coordinate plane and then determine the coordinates of a point located in quadrant one. 
What Do the Coordinates Mean?: Students are asked to explain the meaning of each coordinate and identify the x and ycoordinates of a given ordered pair. 
Coordinates: Students will use directions provided to locate a point on the coordinate plane and then identify its x and ycoordinates. 
Understanding Coordinates: Students are asked to explain the meaning of each coordinate and identify the x and ycoordinates of a given ordered pair. 
Name the Ordered Pair: Students determine the coordinates of the fourth vertex of a rectangle on the coordinate plane. 
Mowing the Lawn: Students are asked to determine and graph the relationship between two variables within a real world context. 
Making Bracelets: Students determine and graph the relationship between two variables set in a real world context, and interpret coordinate values of points in the context of the situation. 
On the Coordinate Plane: Students are asked to graph points in the first quadrant of the coordinate plane.
5 Student Resources
 Maze Game: In this activity, students enter coordinates to make a path to get to a target destination while avoiding mines. This activity allows students to explore Cartesian coordinates and the Cartesian coordinate plane. This activity includes supplemental materials, including background information about the topics covered, a description of how to use the application, and exploration questions for use with the java applet.
 BattleGraph: A game that is an offshoot of the classic game Battleship, for practice with coordinate graphing, complete with reproducible templates and animated powerpoint introduction.
 Battle Ship Using Grid Paper:
The purpose of this task is to give students practice plotting points in the first quadrant of the coordinate plane and naming coordinates of points. It could be easily adapted to plotting points with negative coordinates. It also provides teachers with a good opportunity to assess how well their students understand how to plot ordered pairs and identify the coordinates of points.
 Graphing Lines: Allows students access to a Cartesian Coordinate System where linear equations can be graphed and details of the line and the slope can be observed.
 Graphing GrowthSeaWorld Classroom Activity: Given the known weights of a killer whale at various ages, students will graph these weights, then use this information to estimate a killer whale's weight at other ages.
2 Parent Resources
 Battle Ship Using Grid Paper:
The purpose of this task is to give students practice plotting points in the first quadrant of the coordinate plane and naming coordinates of points. It could be easily adapted to plotting points with negative coordinates. It also provides teachers with a good opportunity to assess how well their students understand how to plot ordered pairs and identify the coordinates of points.
 Graphing Lines: Allows students access to a Cartesian Coordinate System where linear equations can be graphed and details of the line and the slope can be observed.
Additional Cluster
Don't ...Sort clusters from Major to Supporting and then teach them in that order. To do so would strip the coherence of the mathematical ideas and miss the opportunity to enhance the major work of the grade with the supporting clusters.
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