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## 6th grade

### Unit 9: Lesson 1

Four quadrants- Points on the coordinate plane examples
- Plotting a point (ordered pair)
- Finding the point not graphed
- Points on the coordinate plane
- Points on the coordinate plane
- Quadrants of the coordinate plane
- Points and quadrants example
- Quadrants on the coordinate plane
- Coordinate plane parts review
- Graphing coordinates review

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# Graphing coordinates review

Review graphing points on a coordinate plane, and try some practice problems.

## Ordered pairs

Ordered pairs are made up of two numbers. The first number is the x-coordinate and the second number is the y-coordinate: left parenthesis, x, comma, y, right parenthesis.

*Want to review the parts of a coordinate plane? Check out this article.*

## Graphing ordered pairs

To graph an ordered pair, we start at the origin. Next, we move right (positive) or left (negative) to the x-coordinate. From there, we move up (positive) or down (negative) to the y-coordinate.

**Example 1: left parenthesis, 6, comma, minus, 8, right parenthesis**

To graph left parenthesis, start color #11accd, 6, end color #11accd, comma, start color #1fab54, minus, 8, end color #1fab54, right parenthesis, we move start color #11accd, start text, r, i, g, h, t, space, 6, end text, end color #11accd from the origin left parenthesis, 0, comma, 0, right parenthesis, then start color #1fab54, start text, d, o, w, n, space, 8, end text, end color #1fab54 from there.

**Example 2: left parenthesis, 0, comma, minus, 9, right parenthesis**

To graph left parenthesis, start color #11accd, 0, end color #11accd, comma, start color #1fab54, minus, 9, end color #1fab54, right parenthesis, we move start color #11accd, start text, r, i, g, h, t, space, 0, end text, end color #11accd from the origin left parenthesis, 0, comma, 0, right parenthesis, then start color #1fab54, start text, d, o, w, n, space, 9, end text, end color #1fab54 from there.

*Want to learn more about graphing coordinates? Check out this video.*

## Want to join the conversation?

- do easier ones please.(11 votes)
- X goes first. Y goes second. So if it is (3, 8), then you graph 3 on the x axis and 8 on the y axis(8 votes)

- Imagine you are building a house and you want the kitchen to be in the exact middle of the house. That is where the origin is. If you divide your house into four groups than each group(going counterclockwise) is one quadrant. The lines that divide it make up the X-axis and Y-axis. If you are still confused you can always ask me(4 votes)
- What’s x axis what’s the purpose why do we have it what’s the y axis why do we have it do we need it do we want it(4 votes)

- what do you do when there is things in the middle on the coordinate plane?(1 vote)
- it called an orgin(1 vote)

- x go frist they y(4 votes)
- x is first y is second right?(4 votes)
- jhdfvgevhieavhip(3 votes)
- top right corner is positive positive top left corner is negative positive bottom left corner is negative negative bottom right corner is positive negative(3 votes)
- bruh everytime i did the 6,-8, its always wrong and its downwards the III quadrant. So frustrating.(2 votes)
- It deleted my question it was why I couldn't move the dots on one or was I supposed to label where they were(2 votes)
- Is there a simpler form of this?(2 votes)