Input-output tables include both the x and y coordinates for students to graph, and they can be a confusing concept for many students.
Follow Suzanne Forsyth as she walks through strategies to help struggling learners with this concept. She uses an XY Coordinate pegboard and the Concrete-Pictorial-Abstract (CPA) framework to help ground students’ understanding.
Part 2 of the 2-part video follows up on Suzanne Forsyth’s introduction to teaching students about the coordinate plane/grid. In this video, she demonstrates how teachers can use simple materials to help make the coordinate plane more concrete and hopefully easier to understand.
In part 1 of this 2-part series, follow Suzanne Forsyth from University of Texas as she shows teachers how to introduce the coordinate plane (or coordinate grid) using student-friendly visuals and strategies. Part 1 in this video shows how to introduce the concepts of the coordinate plane using manipulatives. Be sure to watch the follow up video in which Suzanne uses the document camera to demonstrate how to use manipulatives and pictures to help students who may struggle with math.