Complete a Table from a Graph


Complete a Table from a Graph introduces students to x-y tables and how to create them using data points from a graph or linear function. Students will learn the two ways they can create the table. They will have plenty of practice with the worksheets.

The “Options for Lesson” section on the classroom procedure page provides a few suggestions that you can add to your lesson if you like. One suggestion is to conduct a scavenger hunt where students have to find specific points on a graph. Either they have to find the graph with that point or find the point that matches the graph. You could also have students create posters of graphs to display around the classroom that have various patterns and tables.

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What our Complete a Table from a Graph lesson plan includes

Lesson Objectives and Overview: Complete a Table from a Graph teaches students how to create a table of ordered pairs using information from a graph or linear function. Students will learn how to use both methods to create their tables. The lesson outlines two ways for them to organize the table as well. This lesson is for students in 5th grade and 6th grade.

Classroom Procedure

Every lesson plan provides you with a classroom procedure page that outlines a step-by-step guide to follow. You do not have to follow the guide exactly. The guide helps you organize the lesson and details when to hand out worksheets. It also lists information in the blue box that you might find useful. You will find the lesson objectives, state standards, and number of class sessions the lesson should take to complete in this area. In addition, it describes the supplies you will need as well as what and how you need to prepare beforehand.

Options for Lesson

Included with this lesson is an “Options for Lesson” section that lists a number of suggestions for activities to add to the lesson or substitutions for the ones already in the lesson. One optional addition to this lesson is to have your students create tables from various functions that are not linear. You can also have your students do a scavenger hunt for a specific point on a graph such that they have to find the graph with the point on it or find the point that matches the graph. Finally, you could have your students create posters of graphs to display in the classroom with various patterns and tables.

Teacher Notes

The teacher notes page includes lines that you can use to add your own notes as you’re preparing for this lesson.


Complete a Table from a Graph

The Complete a Table from a Graph lesson plan includes two content pages. Ordered pairs are sets of coordinates that tell you where points are located on a graph. We write ordered pairs as (x, y), with the x as the horizontal position on the x-axis and the y as vertical position on the y-axis. The game Battleship uses coordinate pairs to identify the locations of the ships.

If you want to create a table from a graph, you need to write the ordered pairs on the graph in a table format. You can create this table by writing the x and y values for each ordered pair or writing points that fall on a specific line. Tables can be horizontal or vertical.

If you decide to write points from a graph, you should move left to right, ensuring you won’t accidentally skip any points. The lesson includes an example where the points are written in a horizontal table. In the table, each ordered pair is lined up according to their x and y values. Graphs can have many or few points on them. This depends on the amount of data collected.

If the graph has a line on it, instead of individual points to write coordinates for, you can still create a table by finding the cross marks. Cross marks are the point where the x and y points intersect. Sometimes lines pass directly through a cross mark, creating a point on the line. Lines are comprised of an infinite number of points.

The lesson includes an example that shows how to write points in a table with a graph that’s a line. All of the points listed go through a cross mark.


The Complete a Table from a Graph lesson plan includes four worksheets: an activity worksheet, a practice worksheet, a homework assignment, and a quiz. You can refer to the guide on the classroom procedure page to determine when to hand out each worksheet.


Students will work together as partners for the activity. However, you are welcome to put your students in groups or have them work alone instead. The activity worksheet displays eight graphs with x-y axes. One person will draw a set of four points or a line, and the other will create a table. Then they will switch roles. Each person will be able to create four graphs using the data from the other person.


For the practice worksheet, students will complete a table using the graph next to it. There are a total of six tables and graphs.


The homework assignment requires students to find three different graphs online. Students will have to create a table with five points for each graph. Then they will print the graphs and attach them to the practice worksheet that has their tables.


For the quiz, students must circle the correct option of two in six statements. Then they will draw a table and fill it in with the correct points using data on the graph.

Worksheet Answer Keys

This lesson plan includes answer keys for the practice worksheet and the quiz. If you choose to administer the lesson pages to your students via PDF, you will need to save a new file that omits these pages. Otherwise, you can simply print out the applicable pages and keep these as reference for yourself when grading assignments.

Additional information


5th Grade, 6th Grade



State Educational Standards


Lessons are aligned to meet the education objectives and goals of most states. For more information on your state objectives, contact your local Board of Education or Department of Education in your state.