# coordinate grid Archives - Mary Kienstra

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By: Mary Kienstra on: April 18, 2017 in: coordinate grid, dance, Engagement, Uncategorized *

When kids live the coordinate plane they actually remember it. Try these eight great ways to get kids to understand and remember the coordinate plane. 1. LIVE IT: Arrange the classroom on the coordinate grid. Attach tape to the floor and arrange the desks with “addresses” that represent the plane. As students come in, they pick […]
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By: Mary Kienstra on: February 5, 2015 in: coordinate grid, Engagement, games *

Keeping with my recent theme of the coordinate plane, (See these posts for more information), I was looking to find more ways to use the ordered pairs in daily life. This time, I decided to combine my students’ favorite games, SET, with the coordinate plane. The purpose, of course, is to use the SET game to […]
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By: Mary Kienstra on: January 27, 2015 in: coordinate grid, ordered pairs *

Do your students learn the coordinate plane for the assessment and then forget it after that? This is one of those topics in math that does not connect to most other units. It typically stands alone. When your students are living on the coordinate plane, they learn it and actually remember it! The first thing […]
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By: Mary Kienstra on: January 31, 2014 in: coordinate grid, dance, Engagement, Math, movement, ordered pairs *

Every once in a while, you have to shake things up a bit. You have to keep them guessing. Keep them wondering. Engage them in a new way. Make them move! So, one morning, I brought in big sheets (3 ft. x 3 ft.) of craft paper, one for each student. I gave each student a […]
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