Stained Glass Window Graphing Project

Stained Glass Window is a project that requires students to graph linear equations in order to create a colorful (yet mathematical) display window.  Each student selects and graphs at least twelve linear equations from the equation bank to create their own unique stained glass window.  This visual/kinesthetic project will help students to clearly identify the equations of horizontal and vertical lines and to easily distinguish between positive and negative slope.  Key graphing vocabulary can also be developed during the project.

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Lesson Description:  Stained Glass Window is a project that requires students to graph Linear Equations in order to create a colorful (yet mathematical) display window.  Each student selects and graphs at least twelve linear equations from the equation bank to create their own unique window.  This visual/kinesthetic project will help students to clearly identify the equations of horizontal and vertical lines and to easily distinguish between positive and negative slope.  Key graphing vocabulary can also be developed.

Math Content:  Linear Equations, Graphing Linear Equations, Finding Solutions for Linear Equations, Slope, Y-Intercept, Coordinate Plane, Ordered Pairs, and Coordinates

Time Required:  1-2 Class Periods

Stained Glass Window Graphing Project includes:

  • 1 Stained Glass Window Linear Equations student worksheet
  • 1 Stained Glass Window Project student worksheet
  • 1 Stained Glass Window Project Linear Equations student worksheet sample
  • 1 Stained Glass Window Project Sample that goes with student worksheet sample
  • 1 Stained Glass Window Project Answer Key with all 24 equations graphed
  • 2 Stained Glass Window Teacher Tips pages
  • 1 Stained Glass Window Cover Sheet                                           8 pages in all!

Materials Needed:  Rulers, Colored Markers

Suggested Grade Level:  5th-8th

Teacher Testimonial:  Stained Glass Window is a project that provides needed practice for students in the area of Graphing Linear Equations.  Students are able to be creative in selecting the equations that they want to graph and then choose colors in order to create their own unique Stained Glass Window.  Then, they have the opportunity to put their window together with others in the class to create large Stained Glass Windows in the classroom.

Enjoy your lesson!!

Mark P. Tully

Teacher Feedback:

“The boys love the Stained Glass windows activity. I do it right around Mother’s Day and we transfer the graphs to a plexiglass frame. We use permanent markers to color the glass and black puffy paint markers to outline the lines. Then they give the projects to their moms for Mother’s Day.”

- Kristina B., Fairfield, CT