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Mysteries of the Coordinate Plane: A Mathematics WebHunt

Here is an internet scavenger hunt that I created for addition practice with graphing and the coordinate plane.

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Unsolved Mysteries of the Coordinate Plane

A Mathematics WebHunt
Grades: 7 - 8

 

Directions: Your investigation is to complete as many of the items below as you can. Begin by typing the designated URL into your web browser's URL address window. When you connect to the site, write down the address of the site and hunt for the information that you are asked to find. If you can't connect to a site right away, press STOP on the toolbar and type in another address. You can always return to a site later. Good luck and good hunting! 



1)  How many axes does the coordinate plane have?

URL:  http://www.learningwave.com/lwonline/algebra_section2/alg_coord.html

 

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2)  What are the names of the axes in the coordinate plane?

URL:  http://www.math.com/school/subject2/lessons/S2U4L1GL.html

 

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3)  What is the center of the coordinate plane called?

      URL:  http://www.learningwave.com/lwonline/algebra_section2/alg_coord.html

 

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4)  What do we call the set of x and y values on the coordinate plane?

URL:  http://www.learningwave.com/lwonline/algebra_section2/alg_coord.html

 

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5)  How many quadrants does the coordinate plane have?

URL:  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cartesian_coordinate_system

 

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6)  What is another name for the coordinate plane?

URL:  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cartesian_coordinate_system

 

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7)  Who was the coordinate plane named after?

URL:  http://www.math.com/school/subject2/lessons/S2U4L1DP.html

 

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8)  What can we use the coordinate plane graph to show?

URL:  http://www.mste.uiuc.edu/courses/ci330ms/youtsey/lineinfo.html

 

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9)  Do the points in quadrant II of the coordinate plane have a positive or negative x value?

URL:  http://www.math.com/school/subject2/lessons/S2U4L1DP.html

 

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      10)  How many dimensions does the coordinate plane have?

URL:  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cartesian_coordinate_system

 

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