One of the most common questions we are asked is how our library of digital content supports the Common Core. The easy answer is that our entire library has been aligned to the Common Core standards, so teachers can find resources related to each standard. The more complex answer is that there are many pieces of content that can be used in flexible ways to support each individual standard, and it is up to teachers to choose the content that best supports their lesson and their students.

Here are five pieces of digital content a teacher might choose from StarrMatica’s library to support and enhance the teaching of: CCSS.MATH.CONTENT.5.G.A.1 *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).*

Descartes and the Coordinate Plane

Students learn how the coordinate plane was created with this animated tutorial.

The Coordinate Plane Animation

Students learn how to locate and name points on a four quadrant coordinate plane with this animated tutorial.

Billy Bug and His Quest for Grub

Students help a bug find food by moving him to given coordinates in the first quadrant.

Students type the correct coordinates to catch a fly.

Students enter coordinates to move a robot through a mine field to a target location.