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Coordinate Planes and Graphing – Vocabulary Cards

Teach Starter Publishing
Google Slide, PDF | 7 pages | Grades: 5 - 6

Promote math vocabulary development with this set of 18 graphing and coordinate plane cards.

Review Graphing and Coordinate Plane Vocabulary 

Are your students beginning their coordinate planes and graphing unit? If so, you may have seen that there are a lot of vocabulary words they need to know! Not only do students need to know the words, but they also have to be able to define what each word means as well as identify it in a mathematical sense. This may be by a math symbol, image, or number sentence used to represent each term. 

With this resource, you will be able to download 18 vocabulary cards with a definition and picture on each. The words included in this resource are formula, rule, evaluate, coordinate plane, x-axis, y-axis, ordered pair, graph, plot, point, line, x-coordinate, y-coordinate, origin, variable, quadrant, coordinate, and intersect.

How to Use Math Vocabulary Cards

There are many different ways you can use vocabulary cards in your classroom. These cards can make a beautiful addition to a bulletin board or math focus wall. With each unit, you can change out the associated vocabulary terms.

Vocabulary games are also a must in the classroom! Encourage students to engage in activities such as “Quiz, Quiz, Trade” or a guessing game where students draw a picture of the vocabulary word for others to guess. 

Easily Prepare This Resource for Your Students

Use the dropdown icon on the Download button to choose between the PDF or editable Google Slides version of this resource. 

Print on cardstock for added durability and longevity. Place all pieces in a folder or large envelope for easy access. 

This resource was created by Cassandra Friesen, a teacher in Colorado and Teach Starter Collaborator. 



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