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# Dotty Grids - an Opportunity for Classroom Exploration

### Dotty Grids in the Classroom

### Drawing Polygons

### Exploring Area

### Exploring Coordinates and Vectors

### Exploring Distance

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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.

Age 11 to 18

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

Age 11 to 16

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

Age 11 to 16

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

Age 11 to 16

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

Age 11 to 16

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