Printable Practice Grid Paper
Grid paper, also called graph paper, always runs out quickly. Here are some printable templates for you to print when ever you run out. It's a great idea to always use this kind of paper for practice. Save your good paper for when you need it to count. You can you this for just about any type of graph of visual display for your data.
- Small Grid Paper- 35 rows by 21 columns. Helpful for very thin lines.
- Small With Blue Background
- Small With Brown Background
- Small With Green Background
- Small With Orange Background
- Small With Red Background
- Small With Violet Background
- Small With Yellow Background
- Medium Grid Paper- This paper has 35 rows and 17 columns. A good size for most line graphs.
- Medium With Blue Background
- Medium With Brown Background
- Medium With Green Background
- Medium With Orange Background
- Medium With Red Background
- Medium With Violet Background
- Medium With Yellow Background
- Large Grid Paper- 35 rows by 12 columns. Well spaced out.
- Large With Blue Background
- Large With Brown Background
- Large With Green Background
- Large With Orange Background
- Large With Red Background
- Large With Violet Background
- Large With Yellow Background
- Grid Paper With Room For Student Work- A small graph with space for students to put
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Importance and Uses of Grid Paper
When we say the word paper, a flimsy blank sheet of paper, usually white, comes to mind. However, there is a variety of paper manufactured depending upon its use. The paper that books are published on, the paper used in newspaper printing, notebooks, and exam sheets, and the paper artists use to sketch differ in weight, quality, and color. One of the kinds of paper that students and professionals are familiar with is the grid paper.
It looks exactly like it sounds like - a paper with a grid printed on it. Grids with squares are often called Cartesian graphs. The size of the squares might be different depending on who is using the paper and for what purpose.
Following are some of the different kinds of grid papers:
1. Quad Paper - The quad paper derives its name from the French word quadrille, which means big square. It's a standard graph paper usually drawn in gray or light blue ink. A typical grid paper would have two to four squares per inch, whereas a metric paper would have ten squares per centimeter.
2. Dot Grid Paper - This grid has dots at the points where lines would usually intersect. It is the only grid paper where the actual grid is absent. It is popular in bullet journaling; in a way, the absence of lines makes room for creative work.
3. Engineering Paper - This stands out because of its color, either tan translucent or light shade of green. This is also different from other papers as the grid is present on the flip side of the sheet, and the thin quality of the paper allows for them to be visible from the front. This makes neat photocopies of notes and sketches possible as these lines are not visible on the copies.
4. Millimeter Paper - True to its name, this kind of grid paper has ten squares every centimeter. It is almost exclusively for technical draftings and drawings.
Not all grid papers feature squares.
5. Normal Probability Paper - A regular probability paper is made up of rectangles rather than squares. This paper is dedicated to the plotting of normal probability graphs; these depict points of significant departures from what should be the norm.
6. Hexagonal Paper - A more evolved grid paper, if you will, this sheet has hexagons, not squares. This is most helpful in mapping out tessellations and geometric tiled patterns.
7. Isometric Graph Paper - This grid is made of hexagons that are further broken up into triangles. This helps in two-dimensional engineering drawings of three-dimensional models. The presence of triangles ensures precision in the angles of all drawings.
8. Polar Coordinate Paper - This kind of grid paper has a circular working space. It is made of concentric circles that are further broken into smaller arcs. This paper is used to plot polar coordinates.
9. Ternary Graph Paper - This graph paper comprises equilateral triangles further divided into ten equilateral triangles. This paper is used for plotting ternary or triangular graphs.
Other than the dedicated use of certain grip papers for specific mathematical or engineering graphs, grid paper has other uses in our day-to-day lives.
1. Calculations - We discussed complex plotting above, but grid paper is frequently used for simple calculations. This is particularly helpful for students where the grid lines keep the numbers separate. The uncluttered look assists in the understanding of the process of calculation for students.
2. Budgeting - As adults, whether we are employed or unemployed, keeping an eye on expenses is crucial. Some people plan their monthly budgets and savings and attempt to project their annual expenditure versus money saved. For such day-to-day and yearly planning, grid paper helps adults make sense of the numbers with little to no margin of error.
3. Presentation - No matter what the industry, presentations are part and parcel of the work done. Representation of data, metrics, revenue and anything that can be quantified can be very quickly and cleanly depicted in a graph. The grid paper makes the delivery of information and data comprehension more accessible.
4. Analysis - An extension of data presentation would be the analysis of data. Once quantifiable data has been plotted on a graph, trajectories can be analyzed. Rather than looking at a bunch of numbers on a sheet, which could be overwhelming, all data represented through numbers can be visualized and effortlessly comprehended as ascending or descending lines.
5. Handwriting - Have you tried writing a sentence on a blank sheet of paper? Surely, it's not in a super straight line. There might be a slight wave or a very noticeable decline in the angle and size of handwriting as the sentence progresses. This can be tamed by practicing writing on grid paper, which works better than a simple lined paper. The grid helps condition the hand and eye while writing on paper. The writer can quickly see how wildly disproportionate the letters might be to each other and promptly calibrate to fix the error.
6. Bullet Journaling - instead of the intersection of lines, this paper is characterized by a grid of dots. It is ubiquitously used for bullet journaling. Because lines do not bind the user, it catalyzes creativity, and one can come up with a variety of uses for the page by simply connecting the dots. Additionally, the dotted page adds to the aesthetic of journaling since lines can be considered too clinical.
Grid paper first enters our lives in primary school in the form of arithmetic notebooks. The size of the squares decreases as the learner moves up in the academic field. From learning how to plot simple graphs, executing blueprints of complex mechanical drawings, and from day-to-day budgeting to creative journaling, the grid paper is present across various sectors. It is one of the most helpful and flexible learning tools that has elevated itself as a mere stationery supplement.