Lesson 3

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Lesson Purpose

The purpose of this lesson is for students to plot points on the coordinate grid and recognize the importance of attending to precision when naming coordinates.

Lesson Narrative

In previous lessons, students saw how coordinates are an effective tool for locating and describing points on the coordinate grid. In this lesson, they examine how points sharing the same vertical or horizontal coordinate are related. For example, the points \((3,1)\), \((5,1)\), and \((6,1)\) all have 1 as their second coordinate. Students see that they all lie on a horizontal line. Students study points that lie on the horizontal or vertical axes and see 0 as a possible value for a coordinate.
  • Action and Expression
  • MLR8

Learning Goals

Teacher Facing

  • Locate and name coordinates on a coordinate grid by reasoning about the structure of coordinate pairs.

Student Facing

  • Ubiquemos y nombremos puntos en la cuadrícula de coordenadas.

Required Preparation

CCSS Standards


Building Towards

Lesson Timeline

Warm-up 10 min
Activity 1 20 min
Activity 2 15 min
Lesson Synthesis 10 min
Cool-down 5 min

Teacher Reflection Questions

What questions did you ask to deepen student understanding of the structure of the coordinate plane?

Suggested Centers

  • Can You Draw It? (1–5), Stage 6: Shapes on the Coordinate Grid (Addressing)
  • Which One? (K–5), Stage 6: Shapes on the Coordinate Grid (Addressing)
  • How Are They the Same? (1–5), Stage 4: Grade 4 Shapes (Supporting)

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