Reflection: High Quality Task Doggy, Doggy, Where's My Bone? Coordinate Plane - Section 2: Guided Practice


Using the graph as a spring board to promote analytical thinking worked really well. I hadn't thought about connecting the graph to an "unwritten story" until during the lesson. The students took a high interest in this graph as most of them have pets. The students were concerned about the dog's well being before finally determining that Niki was probably a small-breed dog. They were concerned that her low weight might land her in the veterinarian's office. We actually had a visit from a local vet too that I organized for the students.

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Doggy, Doggy, Where's My Bone? Coordinate Plane

Unit 3: Geometry
Lesson 6 of 8

Objective: Students will be able to understand the concept and representation of the coordinate plane.

Big Idea: Help me find my bone, chart my weight, and save up enough money to buy me a toy all while using coordinate planes!

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