Using Coordinate Graphs Worksheets
What Are Coordinate Graphs? Graphs are an exciting way of visualizing a relationship. Coordinate graphs are no different to this phenomenon. It is a visual way of showing the relationship between two numbers – a relationship that specifies the link between two variables. The relationship is shown on a coordinate grid that consists of two perpendicular lines, or axes with numbers mentioned on both the axes according to a scale. One axis is the horizontal x-axis and the other is a vertical y-axis, and the point where these two axes meet is called the origin. The axes divide the whole plane into four distinct quadrants, with the right side's quadrant I and IV locating positive and negative y-axis and the left side quadrants II and III locating the positive and negative x-axis. The numbers on the coordinate graph locate the points and each point (a number on x-axis and a number on y-axis) becomes an ordered pair of numbers. The pairs are written in parentheses like this (2,5). It is important to remember the order of writing the point in a coordinate graph. The x-coordinate always comes first, and the y-coordinate is always second.
Aligned Standard: Grade 5 Geometry - 5.G.1
- What Shape? Step-by-step Lesson- Find the shape that resides on a certain set of coordinates.
- Guided Lesson - Hope you know what a pentagon is! If not, run with the color purple. Then plot some points.
- Guided Lesson Explanation - I love to use arrows to help explain coordinates, it makes it much easier.
- Practice Worksheet - What are the coordinates of the shapes on the grids? Then we want you to point some points.
- Matching Worksheet - Match the description of the location of each shape to the coordinate pairs.
- Answer Keys - These are for all the unlocked materials above.
Go and point out where that red diamond resides.
- Homework 1 - At what point is the pink diamond?
- Homework 2 - At what point is the blue triangle?
- Homework 3 - Wow! Where does that point to?
I might be over stepping my bounds, but I expect students to understand what an oval and other basic shapes are here.
- Practice 1 - Where is the isosceles triangle?
- Practice 2 - Where is the heart?
- Practice 3 - Where is the rounded rectangle?
Math Skill Quizzes
You would never guess how many kids come up and ask you what "isosceles" means here. It is just a distracter.