# 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.

## Materials

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.

## Set-up

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!

## Benefits

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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