Education Technology

Arrow- An Activiaty for Plotting Points

Published on 11/16/2006

Activity Overview

Students are given points to plot in activity center. The points will form an arrow. The teacher can then direct students to change the coordinates to translate the picture. Students practice plotting points, integer operations, and see transformations in one activity.

Before the Activity

Teacher will need to load the activity. Make sure to allow students to submit enough points.

During the Activity

After the students plot the points, you can clear the data and restart the activity. Have students add a constant to the x or y coordinate. Have students multiply either the x or y coordinate by negative 1. This activity can lead to transformations of graphs.

After the Activity

Review student answers:

  • As a class, discuss questions that appeared to be more challenging
  • Re-teach concepts as necessary