Plot Integers On A Number Line Math Games

In this series of games, your students will learn how to find and position integers and other rational numbers on a horizontal or vertical number line diagram, and how to find and position pairs of integers and other rational numbers on a coordinate plane. The Plot Integers On A Number Line learning objective — based on CCSS and state standards — delivers improved student engagement and academic performance in your classroom, as demonstrated by research. This learning objective directly references 6.NS.C.6.c as written in the common core national math standards.

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Concepts Covered

The coordinate plane is 2 perpendicular lines that serve as the starting point for describing a precise location. The horizontal line is labeled the x-axis and the vertical line is labeled the y-axis. The first number in an ordered pair is labeled the x coordinate and the second the y coordinate and is expressed as (x, y). Fractions and decimals are used as (x, y) coordinates. The location of a rational number will have to be located on an axis with whole number intervals.

The x value determines the horizontal movement away from the origin with positive values denoting movement to the right of the origin and negative x values denoting movement to the left of the origin. The y value determines the vertical movement away from the origin with positive values denoting movement up from the origin and negative x values denoting movement down from the origin.

There are 4 quadrants on a coordinate grid. Quadrant I contains all coordinates in which x and y are positive (x, y). Quadrant II contains all coordinates where x is negative and y is positive (x, -y). Quadrant III contains all coordinates where x and y are negative (-x,-y), and Quadrant IV contains all coordinates where x is positive and y is negative (x, -y).

A preview of each game in the learning objective is found below.

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Tags: coordinate, graph, number line, quadrant, axis, x-axis, y-axis, reflection, rational numbers

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