# Dotty Grids - an Opportunity for Classroom Exploration

## Dotty grids - an opportunity for classroom exploration

Exploration based on the simple environment of a dotty grid can lead students to important mathematical insights about polygons, area, coordinates, and vectors. In this feature, we suggest fruitful starting points to explore with your students, together with advice on how the ideas can be developed in the classroom.

### Dotty Grids in the Classroom

##### Stage: 3, 4 and 5

This article suggests ways in which a dotty grid can be used in the classroom as an environment for rich exploration

### Drawing Polygons

##### Stage: 3 and 4

I wonder which polygons we can draw on dotty paper...

### Exploring Area

##### Stage: 3 and 4

I wonder what we can find out about the areas of polygons drawn on dotty grids...

### Exploring Coordinates and Vectors

##### Stage: 3 and 4

I wonder what we can find out when using coordinates and vectors on dotty grids...

### Exploring Distance

##### Stage: 3 and 4

I wonder what we can find out about distances along grid lines...