6th Grade Math Lab
November Meeting (Meeting #2)
Representing Fractions and Decimals on a Number Line
Reflections on a coordinate Plane
Coordinate Graphing and Perimeter of shapes
Objective: Create and conquer as many islands as possible. Score points according to the perimeter of each island captured.
Coordinate Grid with all 4 quadrants showing
two colored pencils
Coordinate Cards in envelopes
Each player chooses one color to use on the game board.
Player 1 draws out a card and plots the 4 points according to the coordinates on the card. Player 1 uses his or her colored pencil to connect the points and form a rectangle or square. Player 1 finds its perimeter and writes that number inside the figure, thereby conquering the island. (Player 2 checks Player 1’s work.)
Player 2 draws out another card and repeats Step 2 using his or her colored pencil. (Player 1 checks Player 2’s work.)
Players continue taking turns creating and conquering islands, finding the perimeter of each figure.
At the end of the game, players add up their points by tallying the total perimeters of their islands. The player with the most points becomes Island King or Queen!