Plotter the Penguin

  • Plotter the Penguin

    Grade: 3rd to 5th, 6th to 8th

    Learn how to use coordinates with Plotter the Penguin.


    The Plotter Penguin game, ©2007 The University of Kansas, was developed by ALTEC at the University of Kansas Center for Research on Learning.



    1. Easy
    2. Medium
    3. Hard


    Story Mode will provide tasks in conjunction with a plot.

    Games of Play

    1. Story Mode
    2. Coordinates
    3. Adding to X and Y
    4. Rise and Run
    5. Slope
    6. Enemy Boss

    How to Use

    After selecting a mode and game of play (story line is optional), instructions will be given for how to play.


    Choose either the Story Mode or a specific mode to explore plotting on the coordinate plane. As you get better, try to move from the easiest mode to the hardest.

    Objectives and Standards

    NCTM Standards and Expectations
    • Algebra
    • Geometry / Measurement
    • Understand that by similarity, side ratios in right triangles are properties of the angles in the triangle, leading to definitions of trigonometric ratios for acute angles.
    • 3-5
    • 6-8
    • Algebra
    • Geometry