Drawing the Coordinate Plane and Points on the Plane

To plot a point in the coordinate plane, you first need a coordinate plane. Pupils learn to draw an appropriate set of axes with labels on a coordinate plane. They must also determine a reasonable scale to plot given coordinate pairs on the same axes.

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CCSS: Designed
Instructional Ideas

  • Review multiples with struggling learners to help determine an appropriate scale
Classroom Considerations

  • Individuals need to know how to plot points on a coordinate plane from the previous lesson
  • 18th part in a series of 21
  • Lesson requires a ruler or straightedge
Pros

  • No graph paper is necessary, as grids are provided in the worksheets
  • Provides question prompts to use during the class discussion
Cons

  • None