Introduction to Coordinate Planes
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by Ashly Winkle
| 19 Questions
Look at the red dot on the plane below.
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If you had to describe the location of the point (red dot) of this plane to another person, how would describe it?

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Now, if you had to describe the location of the point (red dot) of this plane to another person, how would describe it?

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So now, if you had to describe the location of the point (red dot) of this plane to another person, how would describe it?
Adding grid and number lines makes it easier to describe the location of the point! Now, let's identify some Coordinate Plane Vocabulary.
Take a look at the coordinate plane in the image below. Make observations, then based on the image, see if you can define the vocabulary words that follow.
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Each number line is called an:
A axis
C origin
D coordinate plane
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The horizontal number line is called the:
A X Axis
B Y Axis
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The vertical number line is called the:
A X Axis
B Origin
C Y Axis
D Coordinate
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Also known as the Cartesian Coordinate Plane, the grid and number lines form the_______ PLANE:
A Origin
B Coordinate
C Axis
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The point where the two axes intersect (or cross) is called the:
A Origin
B Coordinate
C Axis
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The origin is located at the ________ on both the X axis and the Y axis.
A two
B one
C three
D zero
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The coordinate plane is divided into 4 areas. These areas are called:
A coordinates
B number lines
D grids
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What direction do the quadrants move?
A right to left
B down to up
C left to right
Based on what you have learned so far, let's practice. Give the coordinates of the points and the location of each quadrant in the image below.
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Ordered pair for point A:
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Quadrant of point A
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Ordered pair of point B:
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Quadrant of point B:
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Ordered pair of point C
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Quadrant of point C?
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Ordered pair of point D:
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Quadrant of point D:
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Now take the Coordinate Plane Quiz. Go to the link below:

Coordinate Plane Quiz
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