Mr Weis’ Classroom Blog

April 14, 2009

Graph Games

Filed under: Announcements,Homework — mrweis @ 10:16 pm

Yesterday I wrote quite a bit, so today I just have a quick announcement and a few games.

Tomorrow we are going on our field trip to Lawrence Berkeley National Lab.
A few items to remember:
1.    Please bring a bagged lunch, as we will be departing at 9:30 and not returning until 1:30.
2.    Wear long pants.
3.    Wear close-toed shoes (no sandals).

Now, here are some game links.  These three games all involve working with ordered pairs.  Ordered pairs are sets of an X and Y coordinate that correspond to a specific point on a Coordinate Grid.  For some more information about how to use an ordered pair to name a point, follow this link.

In What’s the Point, you can choose between different difficulty levels and pick ordered pairs from multiple choice lists.  The easier version involves only positive X and Y coordinates and the higher difficulty level involves all 4 quadrants and both positive and negative X and Y values.

What's the Point?

In Graph It, there are three different difficulties to choose from.  A mole pops up at a point on the graph, and you have to identify the ordered pair to knock the mole out before it eats.

Graph Mole
In Catch the Fly, you identify points that flies land on by typing in the ordered pairs.  Once you type in the correct pair, a frog will hop out and slurp it up.  As opposed to the other games that have the player pick from a multiple choice list, Catch the Fly requires the player to type in the coordinates.

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Homework:

  1. Mathematics: Study Links page 201
  2. Other: Work on Vocabulary Packet (Due Friday)
  3. Reading: Read for 20 minutes and fill out pink reading log.
  4. Sign and Return Unit 8 Math test.

Mr. Weis

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