Picture Plot
By Johnnie Ostermeyer

Name: ____________________                                   Period: ______

Instructions: Plot the points in order that they appear and connect them as you go.  Where there is a ; that is were a new plot begins and a line should not be drawn connecting the point before to the point after the ;.  If you do not make a picture or word, review the points. Watch out for those tricky negative numbers.

Step 1: Plot these points on a piece of graph paper.

(-5,3), (-4,1), (-3.5,2), (-3,1), (-2,3);  (-1,1), (-2,1), (-2,2), (-1,2), (-1,1.5), (-1.5,1.5); (0,1), (0,3); (2,2), (1,2), (1,1), (2,1); (3,2), (4,2), (4,1), (3,1), (3,2); (5,1), (5,2), (6,2), (6,1.5), (6,2), (7,2), (7,1); (9,1), (8,1), (8,2), (9,2), (9,1.5), (8.5,1.5)

What do you see? _______________________
Step 2: Draw a plot on a piece of graph paper.

Show teacher your picture or word.                           TeacherŐs Init: ___________

Step 3: Locating, identify, and label the ordered pairs for the key points on the graph paper.

Show teacher your points and ordered pairs.

TeacherŐs Init: ___________

Step 4: List the ordered pairs for the key points identified on the graph paper in the order they will be drawn. If there are points that shouldn't be connected with a line include a semi colon.

Show teacher your points and ordered pairs.

TeacherŐs Init: ___________

Step 5: With your list of ordered pairs and a new piece of graph paper plot the points in the order you listed them in to check for their accuracy and if semicolons are placed accurately.

Show your teacher.                                                           TeacherŐs Init: ___________

Step 6: Trade with a partner and have them plot and create your picture plot and you do theirs.

Show your teacher when completed.                          TeacherŐs Init: ___________

Step 7: Answer the Questions on the back of this sheet.

Questions:

1.     What was the hardest part of this project?

2.     What was the funniest part of the project?

3.     What did you learn from the project?

4.     What would you change about the project?

By Johnnie Ostermeyer