Coordinate Graphing Guided Notes | Four Quadrants, Distance on Coordinate Planes


Introduce graphing on coordinate planes, quadrants, distance on coordinate planes, plotting points to create polygons with this 14-page packet of self-contained lessons! It includes guided notes with doodles, practice page, color-by-number activity, maze, and a real-life application. This lesson works well as a formal lesson, graphic organizer, scaffolded notes, or interactive notebooks.

Why you'll love this

Standards covered...✅ 6.NS.C.8 Solve real-world and mathematical problems by graphing points in all four quadrants of the coordinate plane. Include use of coordinates and absolute value to find distances between points with the same first coordinate or the same second coordinate.

✅ 6.G.A.3 Draw polygons in the coordinate plane given coordinates for the vertices; use coordinates to find the length of a side joining points with the same first coordinate or the same second coordinate. Apply these techniques in the context of solving real-world and mathematical problems.

What's included... (14 pages total)

✅ Guided notes (3 pages)

  • vocabularies: coordinate plane, ordered pairs, quadrants

  • how to plot ordered pairs

  • how to find distance between two points (with the same 1st or 2nd coordinate)

  • graphing polygons on coordinate plane & finding horizontal or vertical lengths

✅ Graphing Practice (1 page)

✅ Maze (1 page)

✅ Doodle math, a twist on color-by-number (1 page)

✅ Real-life application (1 page)

✅ Answer key (7 pages)

Students learn through visual notes and practice problems, mazes, and doodle math (similar to a color-by-number activity), and then read about a real-life example of statistical questions can be used in real life. It's a print-and-go and artsy lesson. If your students love color-by-number, color-by-code, or sketch notes, they'll love this lesson.

Great for…

⭐ Introductory Lessons

⭐ Graphic Organizers

⭐ Scaffolded Notes

⭐ Interactive Notebooks

⭐ Review Lessons

⭐ Class Discussions

⭐ Extra Practice

⭐ Homework

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