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### Course: 6th grade foundations (Eureka Math/EngageNY)>Unit 1

Lesson 2: Topic B: Foundations

# Coordinate plane: graphing points

The video is all about understanding the basics of the coordinate plane. It explains how to plot points using ordered pairs, with the first number indicating the horizontal (x-axis) movement and the second number showing the vertical (y-axis) movement. Created by Sal Khan.

## Want to join the conversation?

• if you are asking why its (X,Y) its because x is before y in the alphabet
• Yeah, good job.
• What is a plot?
• A plot would be the 2 points you need to graph. He plotted (8, 10) and (6, 10) So he had two plots to graph.
• In the ordered pair, does x always come before the y?
• In Algebra you'll learn that when you solve an expression or equation the variables in your answer should be in alphabetical order, so when doing coordinates just relate to this tip.
Hope this helps you a lot! :)
• what are line plots
• Line plots is a graph that displays data as points or check marks above a number line, showing the frequency of each value.

Hope this helps!☺
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• does x always come before y??
• Yes, just like in the alphabet x always comes first, then y, then z if you are making a 3d model.
• Do you have to say # comma # or can you say and?
• The word “and” is not written between the coordinates of a point. A comma should be used between the coordinates.

Have a good day!
• how can i remember the "y" and the ''x'' side ... its to hard for my to remember
• Try this, think of "x" as the ground that you are standing on and "y" tells you if you are going up to the sky or falling in a hole. So "x" is straight across and "y" goes up and down. Like saying "Why am I Flying?" OR "Why did I fall in the hole?". Hope this helps. So when you see something like (6,8) you start on the ground (6) and then you fly up into the sky (8).
• What if it is negative 8