Graph points review (positive numbers only)

CCSS Math: 5.G.A.1, 5.G.A.2
Review graphing points and identifying points on quadrant I of a coordinate plane.  Then, try some practice problems. 

Graphing points in the coordinate plane

Points in the coordinate plane are identified by coordinates given in the form (x,y)(\blueD{x},\greenD{y}).
The xx-coordinate represents a value on the horizontal\blueD{\text{ horizontal}} axis.
The yy-coordinate represents a value on the vertical\greenD{\text{vertical}} axis.
Plot the point (6,4)(6, 4).
For (6,4)( \blueD{6}, \greenD{4}) our xx-coordinate is 6\blueD6, and our yy-coordinate is 4\greenD4.
Let's start by going right to 6\blueD{6} on the xx-axis:
Now we go up to 4\greenD4 on the yy-axis, and plot the point (6,4)(\blueD{6}, \greenD{4}):
Want to learn more about graphing points? Check out this video.
Want to learn about negative graphing points, too? Check out this article.

Practice set 1: Graphing points

Problem 1A
Plot the point (1,5)(1,5).

Want to try more problems like this? Check out this exercise.

Identifying points

To determine the coordinates (or ordered pair) of a given point, we need to count the horizontal\blueD{\text{horizontal}} and vertical\greenD{\text{vertical}} distance of the point from the origin (0, 0)\redD{\text{origin (0, 0)}}.
Use the following coordinate plane to determine the ordered pair for the given point.
Let's start by counting the distance from (0,0)(0, 0) to the given point on the xx-axis:
The point is 3\blueD3 units to the right of the origin.
Now let's count the distance from (0,0)(0, 0) to the given point on the yy-axis:
The point is 1\greenD1 unit above the origin.
The coordinates of the point are (3,1)(\blueD3, \greenD1).

Practice set 2: Identifying points

Problem 2A
What is the x-coordinate of the point plotted below?
  • Your answer should be
  • an integer, like 66
  • a simplified proper fraction, like 3/53/5
  • a simplified improper fraction, like 7/47/4
  • a mixed number, like 1 3/41\ 3/4
  • an exact decimal, like 0.750.75
  • a multiple of pi, like 12 pi12\ \text{pi} or 2/3 pi2/3\ \text{pi}

Want to try more problems like this? Check out these exercises: Identify coordinates
Identify points