I have taught graphing ordered number pairs (x,y) in years past; however, I really enjoyed the way the EveryDay Math is set up (**gasp** Any teacher I have worked with this year knows how much I have struggled with the structure of the EveryDay Math curriculum… I am persevering, even to the point of enjoying the problem-solving structure!!)
So what have I enjoyed? EveryDay Math has embedded learning coordinate grids into drawing assignments (which naturally is up my artistic alley : )), so we have displayed and celebrated student work. One assignment was to draw a turtle and then label the coordinates. Another assignment was to graph coordinates to create an outline of the United States. Students loved the assignments and I love displaying “artwork”. It’s a win-win situation : ).