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Coordinate Plane Set Detective

Darin Beigie 

January 2004, Volume 9, Issue 5, Page 251

Abstract:
An activity in which students plot collections of ordered pairs according to prescribed set conditions. The coordinate plane sets can have rich variety, and their construction fosters critical thinking, attention to detail, and algebraic reasoning. Teachers will be introduced to the activity and learn how to implement it in the classroom.

Keywords:
Sets
Article
Conceptual Development
Grades 6-8
Communication
Connections / Applications
Curriculum
Graphing
Linearity
Teacher
Problems
Problem Solving / Problem Posing
Reasoning and Proof
Representation
Shapes
Whole Numbers / Natural Numbers / Counting Numbers