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Free Printable Graph Paper
Grid Paper - Isometric Paper - Polar Paper - Math Axis Paper - Triangular Paper
What is Graph Paper?Graph paper is a sheet of paper that is printed with a grid of fine lines. It is used for plotting mathematical functions, plotting experimental data, or drawing designs and diagrams. It is commonly used in math, engineering, science, and art classes. Graph paper is known by a variety of other names which include "graphing paper," "grid paper," and "axis paper."
Graph Paper: Disappearing from StoresThe sale of graph paper provided a substantial business for many printing and office supply companies during the 19th and 20th centuries. Since the invention of the personal computer, the amount of graph paper sold has steadily declined. Spreadsheet programs automatically create graphs from collections of data, and free printable graph paper is easily found on the internet.
The decline in demand for graph paper has been so severe that many companies have stopped producing it, and many office supply stores now carry a selection that might be limted to grid paper and axis paper. Specialty graph papers such as isometric paper, polar coordinate paper, and ternary diagram paper are nearly impossible to find in a store.
Graph Paper in EducationAlthough the use of graph paper is declining, many math teachers still make assignments that require students to graph, plan, and draw by hand - especially in introductory courses. This experience helps students to become thoroughly familiar with the concept of graphing before they begin producing graphs with a computer. These teachers believe that the time devoted to manual graphing assignments produces a higher level of student learning and understanding.
More about Graph Paper Free Printable Graph Paper, Our collection of twenty different graph paper designs that you can print and use for free. WaterproofPaper.com.
 Graph Paper, Summary article about graph paper, Wikipedia article accessed 4/10/2012.
 Mystery Picture Worksheets, These worksheets provide the coordinates of points that, when plotted, reveal secret pictures - a great practice activity for students who are new to graphing, SuperTeacherWorksheets.com article accessed 4/10/2012.
 Graphing Lines Using an X/Y Chart, video teaching demonstration for graphing lines on a graph, YourTeacherMathHelp on YouTube, accessed 4/10/2012.
 How to Draw a Castle with Graph Paper, Video that shows you how to draw a cool castle with graph paper. YouTube.com, accessed 4/10/2012.
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