Drawing With Coordinates

Grade 6, 60-90min

In the Drawing with Coordinates activity, students will create their own designs by plotting coordinate pairs on paper. They trade their list of coordinate pairs with a partner, who attempts to recreate the original image to see how accurate their algorithm was. Students then enter the same list of ordered pairs into the Coordinate Drawer web app and explore how changing points and reflections affect their designs.

Screenshot of Coordinate Drawer app

Topics addressed

Students will be able to



Suggested lesson breakdown

Students can self-pace through this lesson, but you might suggest or loosely enforce the following chunks:

Common Core standards