Module 4: Cartesian Plane
Section 4.1: Introducing the Cartesian Plane
4.1A: Points on the Plane
Graph Mole:
Plotting points (whack the mole before he eats your veggies!)
http://funbasedlearning.com/algebra/graphing/points2/
What’s the Point?:
Find plotted points
http://www.funbrain.com/cgibin/co.cgi?A1=s&A2=2&INSTRUCTS=1
Name plotted points
http://www.funbrain.com/cgibin/co.cgi?A1=s&A2=1&INSTRUCTS=1
Interactivate: General Coordinates Game:
Another good tool for practicing plotting points.
http://www.shodor.org/interactivate/activities/GeneralCoordinates/
Parabolic Line Design:
Plotting points is also an art! Learn to draw parabolic curves.
http://www.mmwindowtoart.com/drawing/para1.html
Check out the graphic at: http://www.mmwindowtoart.com/webimages/drawimages/paraccanim2.gif
Section 4.2: Transformations: More Than Meets the Eye
4.2A: Sliding Points, Shifting Shapes
Line Jumper:
Practice adding and subtracting integers.
http://www.funbrain.com/cgibin/nl.cgi?A1=s&A2=3
National Library of Virtual Manipulatives (Translations):
Try some handson transformations with this translation tool.
http://nlvm.usu.edu/en/nav/frames_asid_301_g_3_t_3.html
Regents Prep:
Lesson and practice with translations.
http://regentsprep.org/Regents/math/mathtopic.cfm?TopicCode=trans
Wikipedia: Global Positioning System:
As an extension, look at an application of coordinate graphing.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Global_Positioning_System
M.C. Escher: The Official Website:
You can read about M. C. Escher and see lots of examples of his artwork.
http://www.mcescher.com/
4.2B: Mirror, Mirror: Reflections on the Cartesian Plane
National Library of Virtual Manipulatives (Reflections):
Try some handson transformations with this reflection tool.
http://nlvm.usu.edu/en/nav/frames_asid_297_g_3_t_3.html
Regents Prep:
An intuitive presentation of reflections.
http://www.regentsprep.org/Regents/Math/mathtopic.cfm?TopicCode=reflect
Regents Prep:
Reflections in the Cartesian Plane.
http://www.regentsprep.org/Regents/Math/mathtopic.cfm?TopicCode=coreflec
4.2C: Rotations on the Cartesian Plane
National Library of Virtual Manipulatives (Rotations):
Try some handson transformations with this rotation tool.
http://nlvm.usu.edu/en/nav/frames_asid_299_g_3_t_3.html
Regents Prep:
Rotations Lesson and questions.
http://regentsprep.org/Regents/math/mathtopic.cfm?TopicCode=rotate
BBC Maths File: Bathroom Tiles:
Practice your transformations: work out how to rotate, reflect, and translate the patterns on the bathroom tiles.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/education/mathsfile/shockwave/games/bathroom.html
National Library of Virtual Manipulatives (Transformations):
Try some handson activities that involve combinations of translations, reflections and rotations.
http://nlvm.usu.edu/en/nav/frames_asid_294_g_3_t_3.html
