Lesson Plan

Coordinates and the Cartesian Plane

The plot thickens to get a functional understanding. After a short review of plotting points on the coordinate plane, class members learn the difference between functions and relations in the second lesson in a series of nine. They show what they know through a homework assignment.

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CCSS: Designed
Instructional Ideas
  • Spend some time with the class covering whether a relation is a function or not
  • Assign the Work It Out Worksheet as homework the day before to determine how much review of plotting points the class needs
Classroom Considerations
  • It is helpful if the class is already familiar with graphing on the coordinate plane and equations
  • The slide presentation has animations that aid the presentation, making it more interactive
  • The handouts are in doc format, so you can easily modify them
  • The homework assignment goes into more detail on some topics than the lesson