MA.5.GR.4.2

Represent mathematical and real-world problems by plotting points in the first quadrant of the coordinate plane and interpret coordinate values of points in the context of the situation.

Examples

For Kevin’s science fair project, he is growing plants with different soils. He plotted the point (5,7) for one of his plants to indicate that the plant grew 7 inches by the end of week 5.

Clarifications

Clarification 1: Coordinate planes include axes scaled by whole numbers. Ordered pairs contain only whole numbers.
General Information
Subject Area: Mathematics (B.E.S.T.)
Grade: 5
Strand: Geometric Reasoning
Date Adopted or Revised: 08/20
Status: State Board Approved

Related Courses

This benchmark is part of these courses.
5012070: Grade Five Mathematics (Specifically in versions: 2014 - 2015, 2015 - 2022, 2022 and beyond (current))
7712060: Access Mathematics Grade 5 (Specifically in versions: 2014 - 2015, 2015 - 2018, 2018 - 2022, 2022 and beyond (current))
5012065: Grade 4 Accelerated Mathematics (Specifically in versions: 2019 - 2022, 2022 and beyond (current))
5012015: Foundational Skills in Mathematics 3-5 (Specifically in versions: 2019 - 2022, 2022 and beyond (current))

Related Access Points

Alternate version of this benchmark for students with significant cognitive disabilities.
MA.5.GR.4.AP.2: Plot and label ordered pairs in the first quadrant of the coordinate plane.

Related Resources

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Formative Assessments

Name the Ordered Pair:

Students determine the coordinates of the fourth vertex of a rectangle on the coordinate plane.

Type: Formative Assessment

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.

Type: Formative Assessment

Mowing the Lawn:

Students are asked to determine and graph the relationship between two variables within a real world context.

Type: Formative Assessment

Comic Books:

Students are asked to complete one of two number patterns, write ordered pairs composed of corresponding terms, graph the ordered pairs, and identify a relationship between corresponding terms of the patterns.

Type: Formative Assessment

Lesson Plans

How Does Force Affect Motion?:

Students will explore how force affects an object's motion. Students will discuss how the greater the mass of an object, the greater the force required to move an object.  Students will use data gathered through experimentation to justify their reasoning and understanding of forces and motion.

Type: Lesson Plan

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.

Type: Lesson Plan

Cool School:

In this lesson, students will take an imaginary trip to my lake house. They will solve a variety of real life word problems. Once at the lake they will experience many activities where they will need number sense. For the assessment, students will record and analyze data in order to determine who the best angler was at "Cool School."

Type: Lesson Plan

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.

Type: Lesson Plan

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.

Type: 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.  The example given is for all 4 quadrants but the 5th grade standard may be addressed by designing the classroom as only the first quadrant.  In this case, questions regarding negative numbers would not be asked.

Type: Lesson Plan

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.

Type: Lesson Plan

Original Student Tutorial

Just Get to the Point!:

Practice plotting coordinates, in Quadrant I, using ordered pairs in this interactive tutorial for students.

Type: Original Student Tutorial

Tutorial

Coordinate Plane: Graphing Points Word Problem:

This Khan Academy tutorial video presentation represents a word problem's solution on a coordinate plane to determine the number of blocks walked from a home to a school.

Type: Tutorial

Worksheet

Graphing Growth-SeaWorld 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.

Type: Worksheet

MFAS Formative Assessments

Comic Books:

Students are asked to complete one of two number patterns, write ordered pairs composed of corresponding terms, graph the ordered pairs, and identify a relationship between corresponding terms of the patterns.

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.

Mowing the Lawn:

Students are asked to determine and graph the relationship between two variables within a real world context.

Name the Ordered Pair:

Students determine the coordinates of the fourth vertex of a rectangle on the coordinate plane.

Original Student Tutorials Mathematics - Grades K-5

Just Get to the Point!:

Practice plotting coordinates, in Quadrant I, using ordered pairs in this interactive tutorial for students.

Student Resources

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Original Student Tutorial

Just Get to the Point!:

Practice plotting coordinates, in Quadrant I, using ordered pairs in this interactive tutorial for students.

Type: Original Student Tutorial

Tutorial

Coordinate Plane: Graphing Points Word Problem:

This Khan Academy tutorial video presentation represents a word problem's solution on a coordinate plane to determine the number of blocks walked from a home to a school.

Type: Tutorial

Parent Resources

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