Plotting Points on the Coordinate Plane

X and y mark the spot. Young scholars watch as a video instructor describes the process of plotting ordered pairs on a coordinate plane. Beginning with an overview of the vocabulary, the video demonstrates how to find the location of points in all quadrants and on the axes. 

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Post the video on a class website for pupils to use as review
  • Pair with additional videos on the same topic from the same publisher
Classroom Considerations

  • Instruction begins with the basics of graphing on a coordinate plane
Pros

  • Uses color to emphasize important information
  • Includes instruction on using a graphing calculator to plot points
Cons

  • None