### #Cartesian System Board, XY Coordinate System, Plotting, Graphing
We live in a 3D world (perhaps more, though). However, in teaching mathematics, we do spend a lot time talking about 2D models, especially the Cartesian System. Some students may well want to feel the way points, lines, and curves are plotted. Well, this board is made at the request of a group of math teachers. It measures approximately 124 mm by 124 mm, with pins covering each 5-by-5 quadrant and the x- and y- axes.
There are two versions. The mesh one has less warping because of the space inside. The solid version tends to warp around the corners, hence the small cuts.
STEAM educator, learning from and working with K-12 STEAM teachers to explore new ideas of teaching and engagement. I firmly believe ART is at the core of STEM learning or all human learning! I owe my ideas and designs to the hundreds of K-12 children and teachers and university professors I have had the pleasure of working with, in multiple disciplines-- math, science,engineering language arts, social studies, early childhood education and more! All mistakes, of course, are mine! There is no warranty or liability whatsoever implied or explicit behind the designs or ideas. They are all posted for their potential educational values.
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