Ch 7: Graphing & Plotting Lesson Plans

About This Chapter

Integrate these user-friendly lesson plans about graphing and plotting into your classroom syllabus. All of our lesson plans are connected to full-length lessons about this and other math topics that you can introduce to your students.

Graphing & Plotting Lesson Plans - Chapter Summary

In this chapter you will find lesson plans and related lessons that offer assistance with designing coursework for the graphing and plotting unit of your math course. These pre-made lesson plans give you a starting point as you prepare your lectures, or they can be used as ready-made lesson plans for substitute teachers. A few of the math topics covered in this chapter include:

  • Definitions and related formulas for slope
  • Examples of the slope-intercept form
  • Box and whisker plots interpretation
  • Bar graph types
  • Solving word problems with scatterplots

With our teaching resources, you can locate individual lesson plans that focus on these and other key graphing and plotting topics that you will need to ensure your students understand graphing and plotting.

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This helpful resource offers teachers lesson plan outlines with relevant tools to make planning math lessons easy.

  • Find lesson plans for specific graphing and plotting topics you want to cover in class.
  • Formulate your graphing and plotting class outline using the suggested classroom tools offered in the lesson plans.
  • Share the related graphing and plotting lessons for each lesson plan with students in class to make learning fun and engaging.
  • Use related lesson quizzes to ensure your students understand the most important graphing and plotting concepts from the lessons.
  • Engage your students with relevant graphing and plotting-related activities, discussion questions or other materials found in the lesson plan outline.

44 Lessons in Chapter 7: Graphing & Plotting Lesson Plans
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Graphing Linear Equations Lesson Plan

1. Graphing Linear Equations Lesson Plan

In this lesson, students will practice converting between the slope-intercept and standard forms of linear equations. Then, students will graph linear equations using two common procedure that each start with the standard form.

Linear Equations: Intercepts, Standard Form and Graphing

2. Linear Equations: Intercepts, Standard Form and Graphing

Do you know what to do if an equation doesn't look like y=mx+b?! If not, then this video is for you. Chances are the equation is in standard form, so we'll learn how to use standard form equations, how to graph them and why they can be helpful.

What is Slope? - Definition & Formulas

3. What is Slope? - Definition & Formulas

The slope is a measure of the steepness of a line, or a section of a line, connecting two points. In this lesson, you will use several different formulas for slope and learn how those formulas relate to the steepness of a line.

Slope-Intercept Form Lesson Plan

4. Slope-Intercept Form Lesson Plan

The ability to understand linear equations by viewing them in slope-intercept form allows your students to more quickly identify relationships between different variables. This lesson plan walks through identifying linear relationships as well as how to graph them.

Slope-Intercept Form: Definition & Examples

5. Slope-Intercept Form: Definition & Examples

The slope-intercept form of the equation of a line is a useful form for graphing as well as for understanding the relationship between x and y. In this lesson, learn how the slope-intercept form helps you understand the equation of a line.

Translations in Math Lesson Plan

6. Translations in Math Lesson Plan

If your class is studying geometric transformations, use this lesson to explore translations. Students will examine tessellations, play a partner dice game, and walk around the room to complete translation problems. An extension activity is included for students to create their own tessellations using translations.

What is Translation in Math? - Definition, Examples, & Terms

7. What is Translation in Math? - Definition, Examples, & Terms

In mathematics, translation refers to moving an object without changing it in any other way. This lesson will describe how to translate an object and give some examples. A quiz will follow to test your knowledge.

Slope-Intercept Form Activities & Games

8. Slope-Intercept Form Activities & Games

Slope-intercept form is often taught by having students plug numbers into equations and draw graphs on paper. However, there are more fun ways to teach and practice slope-intercept form. Why not try a few of these ideas in your classroom?

Coordinate Plane Lesson Plan

9. Coordinate Plane Lesson Plan

Mastery of the Cartesian plane and ordered pairs is essential to higher-level math skills. Use this lesson plan to guide and inspire your instruction of the coordinate plane. Find a video lesson on the topic, guided practice opportunities, and an activity that challenges students to use the plane to create a puzzle for classmates.

Plotting Points on the Coordinate Plane

10. Plotting Points on the Coordinate Plane

If you'll be working with a graph, otherwise known as the coordinate plane, it's essential to understand how it works. This includes learning the parts of a graph, identifying points and plotting points.

Math Coordinates Lesson Plan

11. Math Coordinates Lesson Plan

Working on math coordinates with your students? This lesson plan provides a text lesson outlining the Cartesian math coordinates and demonstrates how to locate points on a graph or map. Guided practice and independent application are provided as well as discussion questions and a quiz.

Math Coordinates: Definition & Concept

12. Math Coordinates: Definition & Concept

In this lesson, we will learn about Cartesian math coordinates. Math coordinates give a location on a map or graph. The math coordinates are a way to locate the point on a graph or map, like an address.

The Distance Formula Lesson Plan

13. The Distance Formula Lesson Plan

Teach your students how to calculate distance with this lesson plan. Students will watch an engaging video explaining the source of the formula and how to use it. Guided and independent practice included along with a fun game to make learning stick.

How to Use The Distance Formula

14. How to Use The Distance Formula

You can't always rely on your smartphone to tell you how far you need to travel to get from point A to point B. The distance formula will tell you the distance between any two points on a graph. In this lesson, you'll learn where it comes from and how to use it!

Midpoint Formula Lesson Plan

15. Midpoint Formula Lesson Plan

This lesson uses an activity, quiz, and discussion questions and mini-activity to help your students understand and apply the concepts surrounding midpoints and the midpoint formula.

How to Use The Midpoint Formula

16. How to Use The Midpoint Formula

The formula for the midpoint of a line segment will tell you how to find the middle of any line segment on the x, y plane. Learn about this formula and see how it is used to find the midpoint of a line segment.

Graphing Inequalities Lesson Plan

17. Graphing Inequalities Lesson Plan

Graphing inequalities adds an extra twist to solving equations and graphing on a number line or coordinate plane. This lesson plan uses two videos, whole-class instruction and small-group work to introduce the concepts of solving and graphing inequalities.

How to Graph 1- and 2-Variable Inequalities

18. How to Graph 1- and 2-Variable Inequalities

So an inequality is just an equation with a less than or greater than symbol. But what is the difference between 1 and 2 variable inequalities? What does have a greater than or equal to symbol change? When do you use a number line instead of a coordinate plane? Get those answers here!

Graphing Inequalities: Practice Problems

19. Graphing Inequalities: Practice Problems

If you're already pretty familiar with what inequalities are and just looking for a place to practice your skills, this is the place. This lesson covers topics like 1-variable, 2-variable, compound, and systems of inequalities.

Hyperbola Lesson Plan

20. Hyperbola Lesson Plan

Graphing conic sections can be confusing and frustrating for many students. This lesson uses a short video, kinesthetic activity, group work and practice problems to break down the process of graphing a hyperbola.

Hyperbola: Definition, Formula & Examples

21. Hyperbola: Definition, Formula & Examples

Hyperbolas are a set of two similar curves called branches set on a plane governed by certain equations. They are, along with circles, parabolas and ellipses, conic sections, as you'll learn in this lesson.

Point Slope Form Lesson Plan

22. Point Slope Form Lesson Plan

Graphing equations can be dull and uninteresting for many students. This lesson plan uses a class demonstration, a short text lesson, and a hands-on partner activity to engage students and illustrate the function of the point-slope equation of a line.

Point Slope Form: Definition, Equation & Example

23. Point Slope Form: Definition, Equation & Example

In this lesson, you will learn the definition and formula for writing the equation of a line in point-slope form. Then, we will look at a couple of examples. At the end, you will be able to test your knowledge with a quiz.

Midpoint Formula Activities & Games

24. Midpoint Formula Activities & Games

Are you searching for unique, engaging ideas to teach your students about the midpoint formula? You can stop searching and start using the activities and games in this lesson to help your students deepen their understanding.

Graphing Quadratic Equations Activities

25. Graphing Quadratic Equations Activities

Learning algebra means learning the quadratic formula and how to graph quadratic equations. This lesson offers activities that will make graphic quadratic equations more involved and fun.

Slope Activities & Games

26. Slope Activities & Games

If your students are studying graphing and plotting, finding the slope of a line is an essential skill. Use these activities and games to help students identify the slope using a graph and mathematically.

Point Slope Form Activities & Games

27. Point Slope Form Activities & Games

Teaching the point-slope form can be interesting! Check out the activities and games in this lesson to keep your students engaged and wanting more. Students will understand and want to practice using point-slope form to graph lines.

Graphing Linear Equations Activities & Games

28. Graphing Linear Equations Activities & Games

If your class is learning about graphing and plotting, graphing linear equations is an essential skill. Use these multi-sensory interactive activities and games to help students learn about graphing linear equations.

Finding & Graphing Slope Games & Activities

29. Finding & Graphing Slope Games & Activities

If your class is studying graphing and plotting, consider having your students learn about finding and graphing the slope of a line. Use these games and activities to help students find and graph slopes.

X & Y Intercept Activities & Games

30. X & Y Intercept Activities & Games

Are your students learning about X and Y intercepts with graphing? Use this lesson to find numerous ideas to keep your students engaged and enthusiastic when grasping how to graph with X and Y intercepts.

Graphing Relationships Activities

31. Graphing Relationships Activities

Want to bring your graphing unit into the real world? This lesson covers a few activity ideas that will get students graphing real-world relationships in interesting, engaging ways.

Standard Form of a Line Activities

32. Standard Form of a Line Activities

Teaching students to understand the difference between slope-intercept form and standard form is an important part of their algebraic development. This lesson offers activities that make learning standard form more fun!

Graphing Ordered Pairs Games & Activities

33. Graphing Ordered Pairs Games & Activities

If you're teaching your students about graphing, showing them how to graph ordered pairs is important. Use these games and activities to help students understand what ordered pairs look like on a graph.

Center, Shape & Spread Lesson Plan

34. Center, Shape & Spread Lesson Plan

Use this lesson plan to teach your students about graphing terms center, shape, and spread. A vide lesson defines terms and provides examples, then students do an activity to practice skills and finish with a quiz.

Going from a Graph to a Rule Lesson Plan

35. Going from a Graph to a Rule Lesson Plan

In this lesson, students will watch a video that will walk them through three examples of abstract algebra problems and work to develop an understanding of how to solve them.

How to Graph Reflections Across Axes, the Origin, & Line Y=X Lesson Plan

36. How to Graph Reflections Across Axes, the Origin, & Line Y=X Lesson Plan

In this lesson, students will learn to graph the reflection of geometric figures across the X-axis, Y-axis, point of origin and the line y=x. They will demonstrate their understanding by identifying a reflection in nature and creatively reproducing it on graph paper with the coordinates of key points labeled.

The Cartesian Coordinate System Lesson Plan

37. The Cartesian Coordinate System Lesson Plan

Learning about the Cartesian coordinate system can help students when graphing. This lesson plan includes tactile graphing activities and a game where students use the Cartesian coordinate system to sink their partner's battleships.

Parts of a Graph Lesson Plan

38. Parts of a Graph Lesson Plan

Can your students name and identify the parts of a graph? This lesson plan will help you ensure that they can! A simple video lesson supports instruction by listing and describing key points and an activity reviews content in a fun way.

Graph Symmetry Activities for High School Math

39. Graph Symmetry Activities for High School Math

As an algebra, trigonometry, or calculus teacher, you have many opportunities to teach your students the complexities of graphing functions. This lesson offers activities that focus specifically on graph symmetry.

Polar Coordinates & Parameterizations Activities

40. Polar Coordinates & Parameterizations Activities

If you are teaching advanced math to high school students, then you might include some instruction on polar coordinates and parameterizations. This lesson offers activities you can use to supplement your teaching.

Vectors Activities for High School Math

41. Vectors Activities for High School Math

Learning what vectors are and how they can be used is an advanced and important part of high school mathematics. This lesson offers some activities that will help your students better understand vectors and why they matter.

Slope Lesson Plan

42. Slope Lesson Plan

Ramp up your instruction on slope with an informative yet simple video lesson. Then give students the chance to identify and calculate slope. To take instruction even further, try our ideas for additional activities and related lessons.

Parabola Project Ideas

43. Parabola Project Ideas

From sports to architecture, parabolas are everywhere. The projects in this asset support students as they examine the geometric properties of parabolas.

Slope Project Ideas

44. Slope Project Ideas

The slope of the line, or measure of steepness, is a geometric concept with real world relevancy from the construction of wheel chair ramps to high heeled shoes. These projects provide students the opportunity to experiment with the concept of slope.

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