Blank Coordinate Planes – Reproducible

Free Blank Coordinate Planes (Reproducible):  6 to a page  Great for use in the math classroom!

Description:  Blank coordinate planes.  6 to a page.  Each coordinate plane includes -5 to 5 (5 spaces on each side of the x-axis and y-axis).  The graphs are not numbered.  The graph is dark, so it will print and copy nicely.

Here are what the graphs look like:

If you download the free pdf, you will get the two reproducible pages below:

Free Blank Coordinate Planes (Reproducible):  6 to a page and 12 to a page.  (Each graph goes from -8 to 8)

Description:  Blank graphs to use when graphing coordinates and equations on the coordinate plane.  Each graph goes from -8 to 8 on both the x-axis and y-axis.  There are two options for copying:  12 to a page or 6 to a page.  Reproducing will be a breeze with the dark lines, sure to show up using any copy machine.

Here is the .png image of coordinate plane:

If you download the free pdf, you will get the two reproducible pages below:

Notice:  These pictures are edited slightly.  For example, the copyright at the bottom is much smaller, but the number of graphs on a page remains the same.

How did I create the coordinate planes?

I made them in MS Word by creating a table.  I added the number of rows and columns I needed, made sure that all of the cells were square, darkened the lines for the x-axis and y-axis, and I was finished!

Note:  I have all of the images grouped with a white background so that they will show up with the dark blog theme.  Lately, I have been making my backgrounds transparent on images because I think it looks nicer.  Thank goodness for the preview button, otherwise a few of the images would have blended right in with the dark background.

How do I use the coordinate planes now?

I use these coordinate planes (usually just one image at a time, not the full page) in the online classroom while helping students.

In the past, I printed the full page for students to do graphing homework sometimes.  However, almost always, I would take the single .png image and insert it in to a word document that I made.  Here are a few thumbnails of examples:

This was completely necessary as the clip art in blackboard collaborate has not been working for most of the school year.  It does work now, and has an option for a coordinate plane that can be grouped as the background.  The coordinate plane takes up the whole page, so it isn’t always the best option if you have other things on the page that you need to see.  Here is a thumbnail of the coordinate plane that takes up the whole page:

The blackboard collaborate clip art coordinate plane works very well online, but I would imagine that the light colored lines wouldn’t copy well.  This is the dilemma I was constantly faced with when reproducing coordinate planes in the past.  In fact, it is why I decided to create some dark coordinate planes.

Wow… I still have so much more to say about coordinate planes, but this is all I can handle for now 🙂

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