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01/03/2012 13:39

Where is Phil? Coordinate Game

Category: Elementary School, Middle School, High School, Math

Before play begins, have two students sit across from each other with a barrier placed between them.

Before play begins, have two students sit across from each other with a barrier placed between them. 

Have the students place a brown dot, representing Phil, anywhere on the coordinate grid. Then have students place ten black dots on the coordinate grid to represent ten members of the Inner Circle. 

Students should take turns asking each other if there is a point plotted at a specific ordered pair. If the students correctly ask choose an occupied ordered pair, they receive 2 points for a black dot and 5 points for a brown dot. 

The winner is the first student to reach 10 points. To provide a differentiated activity, students could use graph paper showing all four quadrants, with both positive and negative coordinates

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