This school year, my son learned about coordinate systems. So, as a fun addition to his learning during the valentine’s season, I decided to create a graphing math activity. In this activity, he will have to put his knowledge of coordinate system, coordinate graphing and ordered pairs to create a heart shape.
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VALENTINE COORDINATE GRAPHING MYSTERY PICTURE
To begin with, he started by plotting a series of ordered pairs to a coordinate plane. Once each point was plotted, he connected the dots to reveal the hidden shape – A Heart ! Though, he should have connected the points with line segments as he was plotting them.
Now, he wanted to practice graphing a heart on the coordinate plane in all four quadrants. I quickly went over all the four quadrants with him. I showed him him how to graph them with positive and negative numbers. In school, he has not yet learned about negative numbers, but he has the basic knowledge of them. In fact, he enjoyed doing this activity more than the previous one.
Heart Coordinate Graphing Worksheet
You can download the Heart coordinate graphing mystery picture worksheet from my TpT store. I have included the worksheets for coordinate pairs in the first quadrant and coordinate pairs in all the four quadrants.
This graphing activity is suitable for kids in fourth grade. And, a perfect one to integrate math on Valentine’s day.
Here are some more Coordinate Graphing Activities for kids :
- CHRISTMAS COORDINATE GRAPHING
- DRAGON COORDINATE GRAPHING MYSTERY PICTURE WORKSHEET
- SNOWFLAKE GRAPHING ACTIVITY
If your kids love activities involving coordinate graphing to find hidden pictures, then you might like these two fantastic books on amazon,
- Coordinate Graphing Creating Pictures Using Math Skills
- Season’s Griddings, Grades 1 to 3 : Graphing Activities for Listening and Following Directions.
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