Coordinate plane

We use coordinates to describe where something is. In geometry, coordinates say where points are on a grid we call the "coordinate plane".

How can we communicate exactly where something is in two dimensions? In this tutorial, we cover the basics of the coordinate plane and graphing points.

We first explored the coordinate plane in the 5th grade, but that was only dealing with positive coordinates. Now we know all about negative numbers so why not have negative coordinates as well? Let's get cozy with the x and y axis, plotting ordered pairs, quadrants, and reflection points. We got it covered. Sit back, relax, and get ready to groove with us. Common Core Standards: 6.NS.C.6, 6.NS.C.6b, 6.NS.C.6c, 6.NS.C.8