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Grade 6 Number Systems - 6.NS.C.6.B

What Are Graph Quadrants Used For? The Coordinate or Cartesian plane has four quadrants on the plane that contains both negative and positive values. The first one has all positive values and the axis is the x-axis. The second has negative x and positive y values. The thirds quadrant has both negative x and y values, and the last quadrant, which is the fourth quadrant, has positive x and negative y-values. These quadrants are used when you have a collection of data that represents both positive and negative reviews of people about a certain thing. For example, a survey conducted on Facebook shows the views of people having mixed comments about it. On a scale of 10, some might give it 4, some 6, some 2 while others who do not use Facebook or considers it a waste of time might give it -5, -3. And others stay neutral giving a 0 to the application. You ask the same question to the same people but about texting. Now you have two answers from each person. This is where you can now use quadrants to plot the answer of each person. Make x-axis about Facebook and y-axis about texting. These worksheets and lessons will help students learn all the ins and outs of understanding the use of quadrants within a coordinate grid.

Printable Worksheets And Lessons

Homework Sheets

The homework covers all four skills that we have previously seen.

  • Homework 1 - Write the points belonging to each quadrant or axis.
  • Homework 2 - Tick the relevant box for each ordered pair.
  • Homework 3 - Connect the sequence of points with line segments.
  • Homework 4 - Plot the following points in the grid and identify the quadrant in which they li.

Practice Worksheets

We focus on describing where the points are found on the coordinate plane.

  • Practice 1 - We should review the six positions found on the coordinate plane.
  • Practice 2 - Identify the quadrant in which the point ( -1, 2) lies.
  • Practice 3 - Use the diagram to the right. Note that points that do not fall on the x or y‐axis are found in one of the four quadrants listed to the right.
  • Practice 4 - Where does it all fall?

Math Skill Quizzes

The skills that you learn here are key military skills that are taught at boot camps everywhere.

  • Quiz 1 - Interpret the location of the points.
  • Quiz 2 - Tom moves from the point (3, 0) to a point 3 units up. To which quadrant did Tom move?
  • Quiz 3 - Which point lies in the second quadrant?
  • Quiz 4 - Which of the following quadrants is the ordered pair (1, - 4) located in?