The Coordinate Plane

Get to the point of planes using an informative video lesson. A thorough lesson describes the components of the coordinate plane including the axes, quadrants, and origin. The facilitator then teaches the process of plotting and describing points.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Create a large coordinate plane and label key vocabulary to use as visual support during the lesson
  • Have learners complete the problems after each example on whiteboards as a quick understanding check
Classroom Considerations

  • Builds on pupil understanding of a simple number line

  • The presenter uses strong mathematical language throughout the lesson presentation
  • Uses memorable visual representations as well as verbal descriptions

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