# Mystery Flight: Coordinates Quest

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• Price per ClassroomFREE
• Grade Levels 4, 5, 6
• Topics Geometry
• Duration 20 Minutes
• Auto Scored? Yes
• Teacher Evaluation Needed? No

### Activity Description

In this interactive lesson, students receive a free flight ticket from New York to an unknown destination. To uncover the mystery location, they must solve a puzzle by correctly inputting coordinates into a worksheet. This activity not only reinforces the understanding of coordinate geometry but also promotes critical thinking, problem-solving, and real-world application of mathematical concepts. By finding the correct coordinates of each point, students will reveal the three-letter airport code of the ultimate destination.

By incorporating a storyline, mystery, and technology, this activity aims to make learning about coordinates both enjoyable and relevant.

### Learning Objective

The learning objective of this activity is to reinforce and apply the understanding of coordinate geometry engagingly.

### Teacher Tips

Included with the activity, you can view the tips to clarify student's doubts or to evaluate answers (for a teacher scored worksheet).

### Common Core: MATH

Geometry

Use a pair of perpendicular number lines, called axes, to define a coordinate system, with the intersection of the lines (the origin) arranged to coincide with the 0 on each line and a given point in the plane located by using an ordered pair of numbers, called its coordinates. Understand that the first number indicates how far to travel from the origin in the direction of one axis, and the second number indicates how far to travel in the direction of the second axis, with the convention that the names of the two axes and the coordinates correspond (e.g., *x*-axis and *x*-coordinate, *y*-axis and* y*-coordinate).

Geometry

Represent real world and mathematical problems by graphing points in the first quadrant of the coordinate plane, and interpret coordinate values of points in the context of the situation.

Statistics & Probability

Display numerical data in plots on a number line, including dot plots, histograms, and box plots.