CLARK — Concluding a lesson on coordinate planes and graphing, students in Krista Chapman’s math class at Carl H. Kumpf School in Clark created an image from ordered pairs. Students were asked to label the x-axis and y-axis of a coordinate plane before beginning the graphing exercise. Ordered pairs used positive and negative x and y values placing points in all four quadrants.
As students found each ordered pair they traced the points creating a heart with the words MATH + ME. It was important for students to remember that the x value comes first in ordered pairs and the y value comes second. If a student mixed up the values he or she would be able to find the error from a mistake in the drawing. Students also needed to be aware if the values were positive or negative to make sure the point was plotted in the correct quadrant. After completing the graphing exercise students were able to take their image home to color and decorate the graph.
In the picture above, Tom Le, Julian Faustino, Michael Fioravante, and Anthony Bogash pose with Ms. Chapman and display their graphs. (Photo courtesy of Clark Public Schools)