5th Grade Math Game: “Letter on Point” (Coordinate Plane Practice)

Today, we’re going to be showcasing a super fun math game called “Letter on Point.” This game is perfect for kids in 5th grade and helps them practice graphing points on a coordinate plane.


To play the game, you will need a standard deck of cards (minus the 10s and face cards), a coordinate plane, and some markers or pencils.


To set up the game, separate the red and black cards into two piles and place them face down in the center of the table.

Game Play

The objective of the game is to graph points on the coordinate plane and score points by creating lines of 3 adjacent initials. Here’s how to play:

  1. Draw a card from either pile to determine the order of play. The player with the highest card goes first, and so on.
  2. On your turn, flip a red card (for the x-coordinate) and a black card (for the y-coordinate). Plot the point on the coordinate plane and place the first letter of your name on it.
  3. If you land on a point you’ve already occupied, you lose a turn. If you land on a point occupied by another player, you can replace their initial with yours.
  4. When you get 3 adjacent initials (horizontally, vertically, or diagonally), connect them with a line and score 1 point. Once a point belongs to a line, the initials on it can’t be replaced.
  5. The game ends when all the cards have been used. The player with the most points wins!


Not only is “Letter on Point” a ton of fun, it also helps kids practice important math skills such as graphing points on a coordinate plane. Plus, it’s a great way to get kids excited about math and make learning more engaging.

Where to find

You can find “Letter on Point” on Teachers Pay Teachers, where it’s available for purchase as a printable math game.

So there you have it – “Letter on Point,” a fun and engaging math game that’s perfect for kids in 5th grade. Give it a try and see how much your kids enjoy practicing their math skills while having a blast!

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