Coordinate Plane Graphing & Distance | Plotting Points, Quadrants | 6th Grade


Looking for an exciting application for plotting points coordinate planes, identifying quadrants, and calculating distance on graphs? How about a zombie apocalypse? In this print-and-go, EASEL-compatible activity, students must help the CDC stop an outbreak by plotting outbreak locations, analyzing where to place a laboratory and hospital, and computing the distance between infected individuals.

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What's included?

Your purchase includes two formats of the same activity:

  • Print PDF. Print and manually grade.

  • EASEL. Assign online and manually grade.

Each format includes the same tasks:

  1. Task 1: Plotting points on the coordinate plane

  2. Task 2: Identifying which points fall into which quadrants

  3. Task 3: Determining the vertical or horizontal distance between points by counting units on the graph.

These tasks include 9 pages:

  • 1 mission objective card

  • 1 datasheet

  • 3 task pages

  • 1 mission completion card

  • 3 answer key pages

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