Resources and Tools for Elementary Math Specialists and Teachers
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Simple Plot

This interactive Java applet allows users to plot ordered pairs on the Cartesian coordinate plane. Options include connecting the points to create a line graph, entering multiple data sets for comparison, changing the dimensions of the x- and y-axes, zoom and pan feature, and grid line display.
Contributed by: Shodor, Publisher
Math TopicAlgebraic Thinking, Mathematical Practices, Mathematical Processes, Data and Statistics
Grade Level3, 4, 5, 6+
Resource TypeActivity, Interactive Media

  • Additional Information
    • AudienceLearner
    • LanguageEnglish (USA)
    • Education Topic
    • Interdisciplinary Connection
    • Professional DevelopmentNo
    • ContributorShodor, Publisher
    • Publication Date2008
    • Rights(c) 1994-2011 Shodor
    • AccessFree access
  • Standards
    • Common Core State Standards for Mathematics

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  • User Comments
    • 4
      Good for Line Graphs
      By bethb on 06/15/2012 - 14:07
    • This is a good resource for creating or checking line graphs as a class. But I don't think it has much value as an independent tool. I would definitely recommend using the light grid lines.
    • 4
      quick and dirty
      By Uncle Bob on 01/25/2013 - 15:40
    • The applet works well and is intuitive. This is a "jump right in" app for a quick demo of making a scatterplot. The scaling is probably not the friendliest for very young students. I assume this does not replace doing scatterplots by hand and creating the scales.