Students practice plotting points in all 4 quadrants using a Nerf Gun (knock off). They loved it. What was even better is that this was an assessment. One student said "I thought we were having a test." I wasn't sure what to tell him first. I was so proud he was aware of the assessment and it was super exciting to tell them all this activity was the assessment. I got a WHOOOO!!!!
With painters tape I created the x and y axis on the marker board. I numbered each number line. Each student got to shoot the nerf gun twice trying to place a dart in two different quadrants. They then were graded based upon correctly giving the location of each dart. 100% was awarded to correctly naming both darts. 75% was given if students needed direction to get to the correct answer.