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# Visiting the Magic Kingdom!

Lesson 8 of 10

## Objective: SWBAT place numbers in a coordinate plane to determine locations using a real world application.

*85 minutes*

#### DO NOW

*15 min*

Students will be completing a worksheet on graphing and locating points on the grid. This is an easy warm up to get them thinking about the coordinate plane and its parts. Students should finish this with ease. When students are finished, they can do a **HUSUPU** to compare/share solutions and reasons **(SMP 3).** On the first page, students will write the letter that corresponds to the ordered pair. On the second page, students will plot the points in the grid. Make sure students use a letter to indicate the locations.

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#### Visiting the Magic Kingdom

*60 min*

Students will be making sense of this problem by choosing their own locations to visit and assigning them an ordered pair on the grid **(SMP 1 and 2)** Students will be using the coordinate grid to model their math** (SMP 4) **Students will need to be precise when figuring out their ordered pairs on the grid to indicate their desired locations **(SMP 6)**

The purpose of this activity is to support 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.* In a previous lesson we discussed the use of absolute value to find the distance of a line segment. So today, the students will be using the real-world place to graph and locate points on the coordinate grid. I chose the Magic Kingdom because most students know of it even if they haven’t been there before.

Students will need to choose 10 attractions that you would like to visit. Using the **map of attractions**, the students will find all of the attractions. Once they have decided which attractions they will want to visit, they will list them in order on the **student work page**. On the work page the students should include the name of the attraction, ordered pair, quadrant or axis or origin of each location.

Some students may struggle with finding the ordered pair because the map covers up a portion of the grid. Ask students if there is any other way to find the location of the points. Students should see that the vertical and horizontal lines go all the way through the map. They can easily count the lines along the top or sides.

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#### Closure + Homework

*10 min*

I’m going to use this time to let students finish up their work. For those students that finish early, they will be creating their own picture on the grid and writing the ordered pairs for each of the vertices. Students can get this as soon as they are done with the Magic Kingdom project. The picture can be taken home and completed for homework. **(SMP 1,3,4,6)**

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*Responding to Michelle Schade*Thank you so much for doing that! Just wondering if the castle could go where the origin is or would that make some of the attractions go off the grid? I appreciate all your help and am really looking forward to using this lesson this year! | one year ago | Reply

*Responding to Brenda Helmick*I'm uploading a new one now! I did this, quickly, so let me know if something is wrong. Have a great school year. | one year ago | Reply

*Responding to Michelle Schade*Thank you for the suggestion. I'll look for one on the internet. Just curious if you could possibly guide me to somewhere that I could find information on how to put the park map on a coordinate grid like you had done for the activity. (I'm not quite as tech-savvy as other people.) Thanks again! | one year ago | Reply

*Responding to Brenda Helmick*

Brenda,

I would try to see if you can download one from the internet. I found the one in this lesson a couple of year's ago so it's not up to date, but it does do the trick!

Michelle

| one year ago | Reply*This looks like a great lesson! I'm planning on using it with my students this year. I was wondering if it's possible to change the map to include the new Fantasyland and other attractions that have been added to the Magic Kingdom recently. Thanks! | one year ago | Reply*

I really love this lesson - especially the homework. My PRE-AP kids will have fun with it. THANK YOU!

| 2 years ago | Reply

I used this as a wrap-up with my 6th graders after I taught the chapter on plotting points and finding distances. I was looking for something that took them more in-depth with the process, and this was the answer! It was great! I enjoyed the fact that they got to "travel" to a theme park. Some of my students have never been, so we did some brainstorming about good things to see at a theme park and the benefit of staying in one "land" before moving on to the next to save time. The kids liked this although they didn't realize that they were going to have to work so hard while on "vacation"! I will definitely use again next year. (I also played Disney music in the background for a fun effect.) Thanks!

| 2 years ago | Reply

Awesome project to use in my 12:1 special education math class. Thank you!!

| 3 years ago | Reply

I LOVE this lesson! You have such a great way of making math fun for the students. This stuff can be really boring, but this will keep them awake! Thanks again for sharing your talent and saving me hours of time.

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