Yesterday a co-worker was needing something to do with her 5th graders for **Coordinate Graphing** so I sent my **Groundhog Graphing Unit** over to her which she (*and her kids*) fell in love with!

Since I wanted them to also have the ability to have a resource for notes, she worked with them to create the Coordinate Pairs Flippable.

The inside gives the title and the “**I Can**” statement of what it helps the student be able to do when they have finished.

The inside labels each part of the **coordinate plane** and gives them some tips on how to remember things. Such an organized and interactive way to keep track!

Well, since my students had just finished their work on **Coordinate Planes**, we went ahead and made our resource during Modified Instruction this week so we could add it to our **Interactive Notebooks**. I love how they turned out!

Super simple on the outside but just wait….

I **LOVE** how this turned out and it is such a great resource for students to keep looking back to in their **Interactive Notebook**.

As you can see we used a lot of color on this one to help distinguish certain areas and it really makes it that much better when you do this.

If you are looking for other activities for Ordered Pairs and Coordinate Planes, check out the section in my Teachers Pay Teachers store with all of them available! Both of these Flippables are there in one lesson with an Exit Ticket!

Are you looking for some other resources to help your students understand Coordinate Pairs? Check out my Nerdy Coordinate Pairs Matching Activity. Students can easily match up a coordinate pair to a graph with the correctly placed coordinate.

And if you are looking for even more activities that your students will **LOVE**, how about grabbing this Coordinate Graphing Activities book full of fun activities that engage students in graphing equations, fractions, percents, and more!

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Jennifer Uribe says

This is a really great idea! May I make a suggestion? The quadrants of the coordinate plane are expressed as Roman Numerals. It would be great if you made that change to the that section. This is really creative!

Stephanie says

It is rise over run. You have to rise out of bed before you can run.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SD8Vb8A-kKE

http://www.purplemath.com/modules/slopgrph.htm

But I really like the idea!

Jasmine says

Rise over run is slope. To plot a ordered pair you have to run before you rise. You could also say dribble before you shot.

Jennifer Smith-Sloane says

Stephanie,

That is true for slope but for coordinate points they go in order of run before you rise.

Thanks!

Jennifer

Leslie says

I would find those two expressions confusing so I would stick to “Rise over run” for slope and “alphabetical order” for naming the coordinates. Love the over-all concept though.

Jordie says

We always say you have to run before you jump or dive =)

Jennifer Smith-Sloane says

What a great way to remember it!

Jessica Gibson says

For graphing points I tell my kids to think of an airplane, it runs before rising into the air.

For slope I use rising out of the desk before running out of the classroom.

Jennifer Smith says

That’s an awesome way to think of it! Now that you are doing them in interactive notebooks as well have them illustrate that so that they connect the words to a picture and it STICKS! 🙂

Jennifer

Danielle Oliva says

I teach it that the painter has to line up his ladder on the side of the building before he can climb it 🙂 I like the sports analogy

Jennifer says

You learn to crawl before you climb is how I teach my kids…

Jennifer Smith-Sloane says

Another great method!

Kathleen Boren says

I use ” taxi before you fly” then show clip of a jet taking off