### Symmetry in the Coordinate Plane

by Russell F. Jacobs

This activity book, along with Designs in the Coordinate Plane represent a slight departure from our other "design" books. The student is required to work a set of math exercises in order to define a set of ordered pairs of numbers. These ordered pairs are then located as points on a coordinate plane. As each student follows directions to connect the points, a geometric design, sometimes surprising, emerges. In some of the activities only half of the design is completed by plotting points. Students are directed to complete the design based on the principles of symmetry. All of the designs involve points in the four quadrants.

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Item no. J1698; ISBN 978-0918272409. Contains 50 activity pages (25 activities). Grades 5-9.
Suggested retail price: \$19.95.

Topics include:
• Computing y values from word descriptions
• Order of operations
• Operations on integers
• Opposites
• Adding signed numbers
• Finding the value of y in an expression if the value of x is given
• Missing numbers in sequences
• Solving equations

Other Jacobs Publishing titles:
Grade 2 Math by Design
Grade 3 Math by Design
Grade 4 Math by Design
Grade 5 Math by Design
Middle School Math by Design
Arithmetic by Design
Measurement and Geometry by Design
Estimation, etc. by Design
Designs in the Coordinate Plane
Pre-Algebra by Design
Algebra by Design
More Algebra by Design
Algebra I Topics by Design
Algebra II Topics by Design
Pre-Calculus by Design

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