*Ordered pair** - ***graphing games**. Kids get to learn all about plotting ordered pairs the fun way.

**The Ordered Four**

**Skills**: Plotting ordered pairs

**Grade Level**: Beginning

**Number of Players**: Two

**Materials**: Ordered pair game grid
we provide, pair of dice, different colored markers for each player

**How to Play**:

- Decide which player will go first.
- The first player rolls the pair of dice and adds the two numbers to get the sum. The player jots the sum down on their paper so they won’t forget.
- The player rolls the pair of dice again
and sums the two numbers. Next, the
player takes the two sums of their rolls
*and creates an*. It’s up to them which number they put first and which number second.**ordered pair**

For
example: Player 1 rolls the dice and gets a sum of five on the first
throw. On their second throw, they roll
a sum of eleven. So Player 1 can use the
**ordered pair**,** (5,11) **or** (11,5)**.

- After
deciding which ordered pair to use, the player places their colored marker on
that point on the game grid. Be sure the
players understand that
*the first number represents x and the second number represents y*. **If a player rolls doubles, they get to roll again on that same turn**. If this is the case, they place a marker down on an ordered pair as before.- Otherwise the second player takes their turn by rolling the dice and placing their marker on the game grid as explained above.
- If
a player rolls the dice and comes up with an ordered pair that is already
occupied on the game grid by the
*other*player, they will get a chance to*“Bump”*the other player from that spot. *The Bump***:**In order to bump a player, both players will roll the dice separately. The bumper gets to roll last. The players sum the two dice and the player with the*highest*sum gets to stay on that ordered pair.*Notice on the game grid the ordered pair (6,6) has a circle on it already. If a player rolls double sixes, they are allowed to move their marker to any ordered pair they choose!*- Players continue taking turns until in this manner.
- The first player to place
*4 markers in a row horizontally, vertically, or diagonally*is the Winner!

If you're looking for more advanced graphing games, we'll be adding some soon. You might also enjoy graphing games that can be played online.

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