Math Fun for 5th Graders: Guiding the Point Coordinate Plane Game

Guiding the Point, a printable math game for 5th grade students!

In this game, players will use a standard deck of cards (with the 8, 9, 10 cards and face cards removed), a six-sided die, a Guiding the Point spinner, a coordinate plane, a paperclip, and a pencil to follow directions on a coordinate plane.

To start the game, players draw a card to determine who goes first. The player with the highest card goes first, followed by the second highest, and so on. The cards are then returned to the deck.

On each turn, the player flips one card from the red pile and one from the black pile. The red card represents the x-coordinate and the black card represents the y-coordinate. The player then spins the spinner to determine the movement of the point and rolls the die to determine the number of steps.

For example, if a player flips a 4 of hearts and a 3 of spades, they take it as point (4,3). They then spin a “DOWN” and roll a 2. This means that they must move the point 2 units down on the coordinate plane.

The player plots the point on their own coordinate plane and places the first letter of their name on the point. Their turn ends afterwards.

The other players do the same process, with play continuing to alternate between players. If a point is already taken on the coordinate plane, the player must spin and roll again.

If a player plots the point correctly, they earn 2 points. If a player answers incorrectly, they lose a turn. Players can also score an extra point by getting 3 adjacent points horizontally, vertically, or diagonally.

The game is played in 10 rounds, and the player with the most points at the end is the winner.

Guiding the Point is a fun and engaging way for students to reinforce their math skills while having a blast. This game is available for purchase on TPT, so be sure to check it out!

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