Reflection: Adjustments to Practice Coordinate Grid Introduction - Section 1: Opener


Previously the coordinate grid was introduced in grade 2 in the state of Michigan.  Now, with the introduction of CCSS, the first time students will see coordinate grids is in fifth grade.  That is a pretty big jump. 

I feel as though understanding the coordinate grid system has a lot to do with spatial reasoning.  I'm not exactly sure that a second grader has a good grasp on spatial reasoning so I feel as the jump to fifth grade is much more appropriate. 

One of the struggles with implementing CCSS is definitely adjusting to the new standards alignment.  Certainly not a bad thing!  By realigning the standards I really feel Common Core has allowed teachers to dive deeper into content knowledge. 

  Common Core Shift
  Adjustments to Practice: Common Core Shift
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Coordinate Grid Introduction

Unit 7: Geometry
Lesson 12 of 22

Objective: Students will be able to identify parts of the coordinate system.

Big Idea: Coordination required!

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