Our Polygons and Coordinate Planes lesson plan introduces students to the coordinate plane and give them an opportunity to work with that plane by drawing polygons. The lesson begins by introducing the coordinate plane and defining vocabulary like quadrants, x-axis, y-axis, and ordered pair. Then the lesson introduces polygons and defines related vocabulary like vertices and line segments. Students are asked to work collaboratively, in pairs, to draw various shapes. Students are also asked to individually complete practice problems in order to demonstrate their understanding of the lesson.
At the end of the lesson, students will be able to draw polygons on the coordinate plane and find the length of various sides.